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Standing tall in the pocket with a cannon arm, Walter lit up scoreboards and record books as a three-year starter for what was one of college football's most prominent passing offenses during his career.
A rocky redshirt freshman season prompted coaches to slate Walter as second-string to enter the 2002 season.
However, in the year's early stages he emerged into the starting lineup and caught fire unlike any passer Tempe has ever seen, becoming the first Pac-10 quarterback to submit four games over 400 yards while also breaking the league single-game passing record with 536 yards in an upset win at Oregon en route to a school-record 3,877 passing yards on the year in addition to 28 touchdowns.
Walter would go on to top the 3,000-yard mark in both his junior and senior seasons, while also setting the ASU single-season passing touchdown record with 30 in 2004.
By the end of his career, Walter had claimed the Pac-10 career passing touchdowns record (85) while also setting school marks in all major passing categories, completing 777 of 1,146 passes for 10,617 yards.
Picked in the third round (69th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in 2005, Walter has completed 174 of 333 passes for 1,919 yards and three touchdowns over his four-year pro career.