Walters, Dr. Rod

Rod Walters II, DA, ATC

Rod is an NATA hall of Fame athletic trainer who was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). A nationally recognized expert, he has served as a consultant to the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL, the Big 12 Conference, and has served as an investigative expert on high profile cases including most recently for the University of Maryland. In 2019 he was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. He has been recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina. He has made more than 3,000 presentations on athletic training been awarded many additional accolades. Rod is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (Doctorate) and Appalachian State University (Bachelor & Master).