There are many new faces this year to the New York Giants, one of them being rookie newcomer running back, Austin Walter.Â After playing at Rice University for the Rice Owls football team, he went undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft and signed with the San Francisco 49ers.Â After being waived by the 49ers, on September 18th, Walter signed with New York Giants practice squad.
Athleticism is a family affair.Â His twin brother Aston is a running back for Walter’s alma mater Rice University.Â Not only are the spitting images in looks, but they are also equivalent in the sense of their football skills and kind hearts.
At Rice University, Walter rushed for a collegiate career total of 1,744 yards for 13 touchdowns, 803 receiving yards for five touchdowns in 49 games.Â He also served as a kick returner for the Rice Owls football team.Â Walter led the country in all-purpose yards and ranked sixth in all-purpose yards per game.
Sure,Â Walter may have excelled on the field, but what makes him even more admirable are not just his amazing football skills, but also his giving ways.Â Walter jumps at every and any opportunity to help others.Â He knows the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people and does so.
Walter is no stranger to adversity.Â Critics have told him he is too small and that he could never play in the NFL.Â He never let this bother him though and proved the critics wrong, by playing each and every game with vigor and skill.Â He has shown and proven himself time and time again and has not let any negativity defeat him.Â Walter has the agility, speed, endurance, dynamism, and intensity any good running back has and he just needs the opportunity to show the world his drive and capacity.Â He will not only make his family and father proud by carrying on his legacy, but also New York Giants fans as well!