Troy McHenry Walters (born December 15, 1976) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Walters played was a wide receiver and punt returner in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons. Walters played college football for Stanford University, was a consensus All-American and was recognized as the outstanding college wide receiver in the country. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, and also played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions of the NFL.
|Title||Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers|
|Born||December 15, 1976|
|Position(s)||Wide Receiver, Return Specialist|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2009||Indiana State (OC/QB/WR)|
|2010–2011||Texas A&M (WR)|
|2012||NC State (WR)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Walters was born in Bloomington, Indiana. He attended A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, and was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In football, as a senior, he was named to the Texas Magazine First Team; he also was a second-team All-Greater Houston selection and a third-team all-state selection.
After accepting an athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University, Walters played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 1996 to 1999. As a senior in 1999, he was recognized as consensus first-team All-American and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as college football's outstanding receiver regardless of position, although he missed the 2000 Rose Bowl due to injury. He finished his college career with 244 catches and over 3,900 receiving yards, and currently ranks as Stanford's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.
The Minnesota Vikings selected Walters in the fifth round (165th pick overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft, and he played for the Vikings from 2000 to 2001. He subsequently played for the Indianapolis Colts (2002–2005), Arizona Cardinals (2006) and Detroit Lions (2007). During his eight-season NFL career, he played in 98 games, compiled 102 receptions for 1,135 yards and nine touchdowns, returned 117 kickoffs for 2,594 yards, and also returned 139 punts for 1,241 yards.
Walters joined the staff at Indiana State University as their offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and wide receivers coach. He then left to become the wide receivers coach at Texas A&M University from 2010 to 2011. He then had stints at North Carolina State University in 2012, and at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2013 to 2015 as a wide receivers coach.
Walters joined Scott Frost's staff at UCF as his offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2016, where he ran one of the nation's best offensive attacks. Walters was a finalist for the Broyles Award, presented to the top assistant coach in college football in December 2017.
- "Troy Walters - Football Coach". University of Colorado Athletics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
- Green, Shannon. "Scott Frost adds two new assistants to UCF football staff". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
- Romero, Iliana Limón. "UCF offensive coordinator Troy Walters a finalist for Broyles Award". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
- writer, Sam McKewon / World-Herald staff. "Nebraska officially announces additions of Troy Walters, Sean Beckton, Zach Duval to coaching staff". Omaha.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.