Walter expects to "chip in"

You may remember a guy by the name of John Elway. The quarterback that shattered his Pac-10 mark for touchdown passes, however, now plays for the Oakland Raiders. His name is Andrew Walter.

The year was 2002 when a young quarterback named Andrew Walter set the Arizona State single-season record and became the first 3,000-yard passer in school history with 3,877 passing yards. He turned in the third-best single-season passing performance in Pac-10 history and became the first player in Pac-10 history to throw four 400-yard passing games in a season that year.

He went on to obliterate the Pac-10 Conference career touchdown record with 85, breaking the 22-year-old mark held by John Elway, who had 77 scoring passes at Stanford (1979-82).

In the fourth quarter of a game versus Arizona in November of 2004, Walter suffered a third-degree vertical separation of his throwing (right) shoulder. He would undergo surgery on Dec. 7 by Dr. James Andrews and ended up falling to the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

A groin injury in 2005 held him back but an Aaron Brooks injury has opened a door that he hopes will never close.

Andrew Walter talks about his opportunity as the Oakland Raiders starter and taking his game to the next level:


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