Troy Walters' Coaching Career
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Lettered at wide receiver at Stanford from 1996-99, he holds the single-game, single-season and career records for receiving yards and the season and career records for receptions; Professional - Drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played in 2000-01. Played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002-05, for the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 and the Detroit Lions in 2007.
EDUCATION: Earned a B.A. in communication from Stanford in 1999 and his M.A. in sociology (organized behavior) in 2000.
PERSONAL DATA: A native of Bloomington, Ind., he married the former Josephine Jackson in June of 2012. Son of long-time college and NFL coach Trent Walters BOWL EXPERIENCE: As a player - 1996 Sun Bowl, 1999 Rose Bowl; As a coach (Texas A&M) - 2010 Cotton Bowl, 2011 Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a player - The winner of the 1999 Biletnikoff Trophy, given annually to the nation's top wide receiver. A consensus All-American in 1999, he also was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year. Also earned Academic All-America honors. An All-Pac-10 player as a specialist in 1997 and as a wideout in 1999. Holds the Stanford single-season (86) and career (244) records for receptions and the single-game (278), single season (1,456 in 1999) and career (3,986) records for receiving yards. The 244 career receptions was also a Pac-10 record. Fifth-round draft choice of the Vikings in 2000, he averaged 23.1 yards per kickoff return and 14.5 yards per punt return as a rookie, seeing action in all 12 games. Played for Indianpolis from 2002-05, helping the Colts reach the playoffs every year. Caught 36 passes for 456 yards and three TDs in 2003. As a coach - In two seasons at A&M, coached school record setting receivers Ryan Swope and Jeff Fuller. In 2010, both players set the school record for single-season receptions with 72, while Fuller set the schoolmark for reception yardage with 1,066. In 1022, Swop broke both of those marks with 89 grabs for 1,207 yards.