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. 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]
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.
References[change | change source]
- "The 50 Greatest College Football Players of All Time".
- "The 150 greatest players in college football's 150-year history". January 14, 2020.
- "CFB 150: Top 10 college football players of all time".
- Peter, Josh (August 29, 2015). "Herschel Walker: Donald Trump is 'my frontrunner' for president". USA Today. Archived from the original on March 23, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
- Coleman, Justine (August 24, 2020). "Herschel Walker: Racism isn't Donald Trump". The Hill.
- "With Trump's backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia". CNN. Retrieved 2021-04-23.