Tyson Walter

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Tyson Walter
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Tyson Walter in 2006
No. 71, 72, 70
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-03-17) March 17, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth: Bainbridge, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Kenston (OH)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 47
Games started: 9
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Tyson Barrett Walter (born March 17, 1978) is a former American football player who played offensive tackle and center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. He played college football for Ohio State University.

Early years[edit]

Walter attended Kenston High School before accepting a scholarship to play for Ohio State University where he was a four-year starter. He was named the starter at left tackle as a redshirt freshman, replacing the graduated Orlando Pace.[1]

He missed the 2000 season due to a back infection.[2] After being granted an additional year of eligibility, he returned as a sixth-year senior to achieve a school record 49 straight starts and earn All-Big Ten honors.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Walter was selected in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.[4] He was one of three Ohio State players selected by the Cowboys that year.

As a rookie, he started 8 games at center. The next year Al Johnson was drafted to replace him in the starting lineup and improve the center position. He remained a versatile backup and was used in four different positions along the offensive line. He was waived on September 3, 2005.

Houston Texans[edit]

Walter signed with the Houston Texans on November 18, 2005. Although he was a part of the regular roster, he was declared inactive for several weeks during the season.

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed him as a free agent on March 23, 2006, to be the backup center.[5] He would mostly backup the guard and tackle positions, until being released on October 24.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On November 25, 2006, he signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers.[6] He was placed on the injured reserve list on September 1, 2007 and wasn't re-signed after the season.