Walters
Walters

Colorado football coach Mike McIntyre has hired a former teammate of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and a man who has played in the Rose Bowl to be his wide receivers coach.

Troy Walters announced he is joining MacIntyre's staff using his Twitter account. Walters served as the wide receivers coach at North Carolina State this season. He held the same job at Texas A&M the previous two years.

"I am excited about the new chapter in my life. I am the new (wide receivers) coach at University of Colorado!" Walters wrote.

Walters will inherit a group led by junior Paul Richardson, who is coming off a redshirt season and a knee injury. Tyler McCulloch and Nelson Spruce also return after receiving much of the playing time in 2012.

The program has commitments from three wide receivers and grayshirt Jeffrey Thomas who is scheduled to join the program this month. Peyton Williams, another player who signed with CU last February and grayshirted because of a knee injury, has decided not to attend CU, Rivals.com reported.

MacIntyre is expected to fill the remaining positions on his coaching staff by the end of the week. He has two jobs left to fill, a running backs coach and a defensive assistant who will most likely coach safeties.

Walters starred at Stanford before his pro career. He won the Biletnikoff Award in 1999 as the nation's top receiver. He caught 74 passes for nearly 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns that season and also helped lead the Cardinal to the Pac-10 title and a Rose Bowl berth.


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Walters still holds Stanford's career receiving recors with 244 career catches for 3,986 yards.

Walters, 36, played for four different NFL teams and finished his career in 2007 with 102 career catches for 1,135 yards and nine touchdowns. He played four seasons with Manning as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

MacIntyre's first commitment

MacIntyre received his first commitment from a recruit at Colorado when defensive lineman Markeis Reed pledged to join the program, Rivals.com reported over the weekend

Reed is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect from Napa, Calif., was recruited to play linebacker in Boulder.

"They need linebackers, that is the biggest thing that they need right now," Reed told Rivals.com. "I have played defensive end and linebacker in high school. I know college is different but my main position in high school was defensive end and my second position was linebacker but I think they can mold me into a good linebacker."

Reed graduated from high school in December and will enroll at CU this month. He was originally planning to go to USC but the Trojans didn't have a scholarship for him and asked him to walk on.

Colorado has 13 known commitments, one quarterback, three wide receivers, three linebackers, five offensive linemen and an athlete.

Stoltenberg services

Funeral services for former Colorado All-American offensive lineman Bryan Stoltenberg will be today at 11 a.m., Sugarland Baptist Church in Sugarland, Texas. Former teammates such as Heath Irwin, Derek West and Rashaan Salaam are expected to attend. An education fund is being set up through Chase Bank and the details will be announced at a later date. Stoltenberg is survived by his wife and three sons.

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