18 May 1986
2003 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 2
2004 AFL Debut
2004 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
2005, 2007 Pre-Season Premierships
2010 100 AFL games
Recruited form Bendigo U18s and having played his junior football in Echuca, Andrew is an exciting playmaker that the Blues will be building their hopes around for many years to come. He burst onto the AFL scene in round 5 2004 against the West Coast Eagles which included an attempt at Mark of the Year. His sensational debut showed the AFL world that this boy was here to play.
Andrew has shown steady improvement since his debut having missed only a handful of games with the Blues. In 2005 he was given bigger roles, tagging some of the games best midfielders including the likes of Andrew McLeod and Chris Judd. Andrew took another step forward in his development in 2006 playing all 22 games for the blues and in 13 of those games he finished with 17 disposals or more.
In 2007, Andrew continued to improve, furthering his importance to the Carlton Football Club. He finished the season with 28 goals and amassed his highest total of possessions in a season. He also finished in the top 10 in the Best & Fairest.
Walker returned for the final seven games of 2008 after his season was interrupted by a shoulder injury in the final practice match. Unfortunately for Walker, his recurring shoulder injury also threatened his 2009 season seeing him only return back to the senior side just before Carlton’s finals campaign when Andrew was fortunate enough to play in their elimination final against the Lions.
In season 2010, Andrew played 16 games where he averaged over 20 disposals and had a season high 36 in Carlton round 4 win against Adelaide at AAMI Park. With another pre-season under his belt and 100 AFL games next to his name, Andrew looked to cement his spot in Carlton’s line up and started to become an extremely important player for the Blues.
2011 was Andrews best season for Carlton after almost being traded at the end of 2010. He was the Blues' leading goal kicker with 56, adding unpredictability and firepower to the teams attack. Andrew also provided great support in the midfield, took some towering marks and displayed the great skills in his possession.
Despite some injuries in 2012, Andrew showcased his diversity and skill level when forced up the ground to fill gaps in the Carlton line up. Andrew is one of Carlton’s stars who looks set to play a pivotal role in the club’s 2013 lineup.