Former American football player Herschel Walker. He is a mixed martial artist in addition to being a player, bobsledder, and sprinter. His previous team was the Dallas Cowboys.
In Augusta, Georgia, on March 3, 1962, Herschel Walker was born. His parents, Willis and Christina Walker reared their family in Wrightsville, Georgia, with a total of seven kids.
Walker attended Johnson County High School, where he participated in track, basketball, and football as a student-athlete. Walker ran for a total of 3,167 yards during his senior year of football, contributing to the Trojans’ first-ever state title victory.
His name is Herschel Junior Walker, and he was born in Wrightsville, Georgia, on March 3, 1962. He is of All-American ancestry.
Walker wed Cindy DeAngelis Grossman in 1983. The pair met while attending college and had one son together. Having been married for 19 years, they got divorced in 2002.
Around 2010, he started dating Julie M. Blanchard (2010 is when they were first romantically linked). They live in Westlake, Texas, and are engaged. Blanchard was once employed at ESPN.
Walker has long been a Republican and is well recognized for his involvement in politics. He appeared in a 2014 commercial supporting Jack Kingston’s U.S. Senate campaign, which was funded by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Other candidates he has openly endorsed include President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler. In 2019, President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition nominated Walked as its Co-Chair.
The New Jersey Generals of the USFL were where the three-time All-professional American’s football career got its start.
In 1983 and 1985, he earned the USFL rushing championship. In anticipation of the USFL’s demise, the Dallas Cowboys selected Herschel in the fifth round (114th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. Herschel signed on with the Cowboys for the 1986 season once the USFL did actually fold.
Following some conflict between Walker and teammate Tony Dorsett during his first two seasons with the Cowboys—Dorsett was unhappy with the reduction in playing time that occurred when Walker joined the team—after Dorsett left for the Denver Broncos, Walker was eventually able to really shine.
Walker recorded some outstanding numbers in 1988, amassing 1,512 rushing yards and 505 receiving yards while manning seven different positions (including halfback, fullback, tight end, H-back, and wide receiver). As a result, he became the 10th player in NFL history to record more than 2,000 total yards rushing and receiving in a single season.
The Cowboys dealt Walker to the Minnesota Vikings in 1989. Five players (Jesse Solomon, Issac Holt, Darrin Nelson, David Howard, and Alex Stewart) as well as six future draught picks were given to the Cowboys in exchange for Walker. Many saw the Herschel Walker deal, sometimes referred to as the “HWT,” as a chance for the Vikings to secure a Super Bowl run.
The HWT is now regarded as one of the most lopsided trades to take place in the NFL since it became apparent over time that the Cowboys were the true winners of the deal. Walker became a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992.
Before transferring to the New York Giants in 1995, he played there for three seasons. He reportedly received a three-year, $4.8 million contract from the Giants. In 1996, he returned to the Dallas Cowboys after moving on to other teams. He ended his NFL career with the same franchise he began it with following the 1997 season.
He won the National Championship in 1980, was named to the Second Team All-Pro in 1987 and 1988, and was honored with Pro Bowl honors in 1987 and 1988.
In addition, from 1980 to 1982, he won the SEC Player of the Year award three times.
Salary and Assets for Herschel Walker
As of the year 2022, this athlete’s estimated net worth is $73 million.