Austin Walter

Austin Walter

Running Back

San Francisco 49ers

HT:

5'7

WT:

194

HONORS C-USA Honor Roll 2015 All Conference USA Honorable Mention, 2017, 2018 All-Conference USA (coaches), 2018 (honorable mention), 2017 (honorable mention) All-Conference USA (Phil Steele) 2018 (third team) Conference USA All-Freshman 2015 2018 Tied for national lead with 17 all-purpose plays (rushing, receiving and kick returns) of at least 30 yards... At the conclusion of the regular season, he ranked 14th in the nation in All-Purpose Yards (1,580), 36th in APY average per game (121.5), ninth in in KR average per return (27.28) and 39th in kick return yards (491 despite no opportunities in six of the last seven games)... Has had only two returns in the last five games... Returned a pair of kicks for 40 yards at UNT after being shutout the previous two games... 1,580 AP yards were a career high and rank seventh on the Owls single-season list... Topped 100 yards receiving in consecutive games (104 at North Texas and 101 at LA Tech), the first Owl to do so since Jordan Taylor against North Texas (137) and FIU (115) in 2014... Fell nine kick return yards short of becoming the first Owl to have at least 500 yards rushing, receiving and returning kicks in a season... His 70 yards receiving vs. UTSA allowed him to join Cobb as the only Owls to have 1,500 yards rushing, 500 yards receiving and 1,000 yard in kick returns... Topped 200 AP yards in three consecutive games (254 @Hawai’i, 204 @USM, 266 @Wake Forest)... Established career-highs in rushing (165) and APR (266) at Wake Forest... Became the 4th Owl to surpass 4,000 career all-purpose yards with 101 yards at LA Tech and finished with 4,095, which ranked fourth on the Owls’ career list. Third on the Rice career kick return list with 1,584... 17th Owl to rush for 1,700 yards in a career... Ranks 15th all-time with 1,744... Scored on a 68-yard reception at LA Tech and 62-yard run at Southern Miss... Had four career TD’s from scrimmage of 60 yards or longer, all of them on the road.... Had a 70-yard TD reception at Pitt and a 70-yard TD run at UAB in 2017.. Averaged 7.5 per carry vs. Prairie View (11/83) and rushed for a pair of touchdowns for the first time in his career. 2017 Lead the team with 697 all purpose yards and second with 400 yards rushing, despite the switch to wide receiver... Topped 1,000 career rushing yards with a career-long, 70-yard touchdown run at UAB... Combined with Jackson Tyner on a 70-yard TD reception at Pitt to become the first Owl to have two plays from scrimmage of at least 70 yards since Jordan Taylor in 2013... Scoring reception with Jackson Tyner was the longest reception by an Owl since Jordan Taylor combined with Driphus Jackson on an 88-yard touchdown on the game's first play vs. North Texas in 2014. .. Scored the Owls first points outside the United States on a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter vs. Stanford... Fifth on the Rice career list with 53 kickoff returns and stands sixth with 1,057 return yards. 2016 Only running back to see action in all 12 games... Tied for team lead with six touchdowns, led with 327 yards in kick returns and with 721 all-purpose yards and third with 343 yards rushing... Posted season highs with 74 yards rushing and 180 all-purposes yards at LA Tech... Scored a career-high three touchdowns against Prairie View, catching his first two career TD passes and adding a third on the ground... Scored a career-long, 37-yard TD run at Army... Returned three kicks for 65 yards vs. Baylor and has 205 career returns vs. the Bears in two games. 2015 Earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors in his initial campaign... Led Owls with 1,097 all-purpose yards , 652 kickoff return yards, 5.8 rushing yards per carry and was second with 437 yards rushing... Recorded 241 all-purpose yards vs. Southern Miss, including 176 KO return yards (seventh best in school history)... Returned nine kickoffs (tied for second at Rice)... Eighth in C-USA in kickoff returns with a 21.4 average... Averaged 35 yards on 4 returns vs. Baylor including a long of 74, the longest return by an Owl since Jeremy Eddington took one back 97 yards at UTEP in 2013... Topped 100 yards rushing and compiled 189 all-purpose yards in his collegiate debut vs. Wagner. Crosby High School Joins his twin brother Aston at Rice after dominating District 19-4A over the last three years... District 19-4A Player of the Year and a member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All Texas High School Team... Two-time, All-State selection... Ran for 2,704 yards on just 201 carries and scored 34 touchdowns as a senior and completed his career with 6,062 yards rushing (on 613 carries) and 71 touchdowns in addition to catching 66 passes for 860 yards and seven scores... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Texas Top 300 and on the Houston Chronicle Top 100 as a running back. Personal Full name: Austin Rashad Walter... Born: Aug. 17 at Houston... Parents: Anthony and Dian Walter (one brother)... Rice major: Psychology and Managerial Studies... Rice College: Lovett.

Age:

Born:

8/17/1996

Crosby, TX

College:

Rice

# of Seasons:

0

High School:

Crosby [TX]

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