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Washington Commanders announce 2024 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellows

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Commanders announced today the team's 2024 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellows – Austin Walter and Tony Jones. Walter will be joining the team for the remainder of the offseason program and for the first two weeks of training camp. Jones will be joining the team for the first two weeks of training camp.

  • Austin Walter played running back in the NFL for five seasons. He most recently played for two years for the Las Vegas Raiders. Walter entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2019. He played for the New York Giants (2019), San Francisco 49ers (second stint; 2020) and New York Jets (2021) over the course of his NFL career. He also played a season for the Dallas Renegades in 2020 in the XFL. Walter played collegiately at Rice where he rushed for over 1,700 yards and gained over 800 yards through the air.
  • Tony Jones played wide receiver for the Washington Commanders in 2015 and is currently the assistant director of player personnel for the University of Alabama. Jones played at Northwestern where he was a three-year letterwinner and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington following the 2015 NFL Draft. Jones would go on to work for Merrill Lynch from 2016-17 in their wealth management operation. Jones then transitioned back into football and was hired at the University of Michigan where he held the role of director of high school relations/recruiting coordinator/operations assistant from 2018-21. He then moved to Detroit Catholic Central High School where he worked as the community outreach & retention manager before landing at his current role at Alabama.

Established in 2015, The Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship exposes interested and qualified candidates to a career in professional scouting. The program gives participants a unique glimpse into Player Personnel by introducing them to various areas related to college and pro scouting within a club. The fellowship, named in honor of Bill Nunn, longtime personnel director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and John Wooten, a former NFL player and front-office executive, is part of the NFL's Football Development program under NFL Football Operations.

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