Tyson Walter in 2006
|No. 71, 72, 70|
|Date of birth:March 17, 1978|
|Place of birth: Bainbridge, Ohio|
|College: Ohio State|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Dallas Cowboys ( 2002– 2004)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Honorable-mention All-Big Ten (1998)|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Tyson Barrett Walter (born March 17, 1978) is a former American football offensive tackle and center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Ohio State University.
Walter attended Kenston High School, where he was a two-way player at offensive and defensive tackle. As a senior, he helped his team finish second in the state playoffs, while earning All-Ohio honors.
He accepted a football scholarship from Ohio State University. As a true freshman, he appeared in the first two games as a backup offensive tackle, before being lost with a shoulder sprain and being granted a medical redshirt.
In 1999, he was able to start in all games, despite missing most of the summer after undergoing back surgery. He missed the 2000 season due to a hip infection.
As a rookie, he made the team even though he was sidelined for most of training camp with a high left ankle sprain. He was declared inactive during the first 4 contests and started 8 games at center after Andre Gurode was moved to right guard.
The next year, Al Johnson was drafted to replace him in the starting lineup and improve the center position. Even though Johnson was lost for the season with a knee injury, Matt Lehr was named the starter over Walter.
In 2004, he regained the starter position, but suffered a sprained left knee in the second quarter of the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, opening the door for Johnson to start the rest of the season at center.
On November 18, 2005, he signed with the Houston Texans. Although he was a part of the regular roster, he was declared inactive for the last 7 games of the season. He wasn't re-signed after the season.
Green Bay PackersEdit
- ↑ "Next Generation Takes First Steps at Ohio State". https://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/29/sports/next-generation-takes-first-steps-at-ohio-state.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Buckeyes want to earn some respect". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=20010826&id=6FxIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wgMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6560,3375095. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Cowboys sign top four draft picks". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1980&dat=20020727&id=TXwiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rq0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=4617,3894772. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Redskins sign two backup linemen". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=20060325&id=UPMyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rggGAAAAIBAJ&pg=3244,7610528. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Packers sign Walter, place Blackmon on injured reserve". http://www.espn.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=2675331. Retrieved February 19, 2018.