COLLEGE STATION, Texas (BVM) – Last season in his first year as the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver coach, Troy Walters helped the Bengals win the AFC Championship and make an appearance in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989.
The A&M Consolidated High School alum oversaw a wide receiver room that featured two 1,000–yard receivers in Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Chase also earned the 2021 Offensive Player of the Year thanks to his 81 receptions for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship and faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
Prior to last year, Walters had been the assistant wide receivers coach in Cincinnati. His success in Cincinnati is only the most recent in a coaching career that began in 2009 as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach for Indiana State University. Walters would spend the next few years as a wide receivers coach for Texas A&M, Colorado and NC State before taking on the offensive coordinator job at UCF.
During the 2017 season with the Knights, Walters oversaw one of the best offenses in the country. UCF went undefeated that year and scored more than 30 points in all of its games. Following that year, Walters went with UCF’s head coach Scott Frost to Nebraska until he joined the Bengals’ coaching staff in 2020.
Walters has shown an ability and talent to coach wide receivers, which makes sense since he played seven years in the NFL as a wide receiver. Along with his time in the NFL, he was a first-team All-American and a Fred Biletnikoff Award winner while at Stanford. Walter amassed 244 catches for 3,986 yards during his collegiate career.
That experience has worked well for the A&M Consolidated alum as he continues to have an impact on a team’s ability to pass the ball and the success of its wide receivers.
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