WHEREAS, Walter was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October 1997, and earned consensus first-team All-Rookie honors from multiple publications; and
WHEREAS, Walter’s 180 starts rank second in Seattle history and 180 games played rank fourth in Seattle history; and
WHEREAS, Walter became the first Seahawks offensive lineman to play in the Pro Bowl, and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times-the most in team history; and
WHEREAS, Walter served as team captain during the historic 2005 Seahawks season, winning the NFC Championship while playing an integral role in helping Shaun Alexander become the 2005 NFL MVP; and
WHEREAS, Walter was named a six-time AP All-Pro and has secured his place as one of the most dominant left tackles of his time; and
WHEREAS, these on-the-field achievements rank second to Walter’s commitment to his family and community;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 30, 2010
in Washington State, and I urge all citizens to join me in saluting this remarkable player.