Herschel Walker

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Walker at the White House in May 2018

Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962) is an American retired football player, bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia. He has been called one of the best college football players of all time.[1][2][3] He was the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Georgia for the 2022 election and was defeated in the runoff election by Raphael Warnock.

Personal life[change | change source]

Walker was born in Augusta, Georgia. He studied at University of Georgia. He was married to Cindy DeAngelis Grossman from 1983 until their divorce in 2002. They have one son, Christian.

NFL career[change | change source]

Walker began his professional football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983. He later joined the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). In the NFL, he also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants. He retired from the NFL in 1997.

He was honored into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

Political career[change | change source]

He was named Co-Chair of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition after being appointed by President Donald Trump in 2020. He supported Trump's presidential campaigns in 2016 and 2020.[4]

Walker ran for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate from Georgia in the 2022 election. Former President Trump supported his Senate campaign.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The 50 Greatest College Football Players of All Time".
  2. "The 150 greatest players in college football's 150-year history". January 14, 2020.
  3. "CFB 150: Top 10 college football players of all time".
  4. "With Trump's backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia". CNN. Retrieved 2021-04-23.

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