Herschel Walker is a former professional football player and mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $12 million dollars. He recently joined politics. During his NFL career, Herschel played for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He actually started his career playing for the New Jersey Generals from 1983 – to 1985, which was part of the now-defunct USFL.
Herschel Walker Net Worth
U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker is worth somewhere between $29 million and $65 million, and he pulled down about $4 million in income from late 2020 through late 2021.
Herschel Walker Early life
Walker was born on March 3, 1962, in Augusta, Georgia, to parents Willis and Christine Walker. He was raised in Wrightsville, Georgia. Walker said that as a child he was overweight and struggled with stuttering.
Walker’s mother taught him not to use these problems as excuses in life. Walker was a student at Johnson County High School, where he was a student-athlete and played football and basketball, and also competed in track.
During his senior year on the football team, Walker rushed for a total of 3,167 yards, an effort that helped his team, the Trojans, win their first-ever state championship following his graduation from high school.
Walker attended the University of Georgia, where he was a running back on the football team. At the University of Georgia, he was a stellar player and was not only a three-time All-American but also won the Heisman Trophy in 1982, as well as the Maxwell Award.
Although Walker only played for three years, during all three of his collegiate seasons he finished in the top three in Heisman voting, making him the only player in NCAA history to achieve this accomplishment. Additionally, he was the first NCAA player who only played for three years to finish in the top 10 in rushing yards.
Walker was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and is widely considered by many to be one of the great players of college football.
Herschel Walker Wife
The retired football player and known ally of former President Donald Trump is currently married to Julie Blanchard. Despite being married to a high-profile celebrity, Blanchard has been able to keep the majority of her private life out of the media.
Herschel Walker Career
He then spent 15 years in two different professional football leagues. Walker’s athleticism was legendary. He not only excelled on the gridiron but also became an accomplished bobsledder and mixed martial artist. The three-time All American professional football career began with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals.
He won the USFL’s rushing title in 1983 and 1985. In 1985 the Dallas Cowboys drafted Herschel in the fifth round (114th overall) in anticipation of the USFL collapsing. The USFL did indeed collapse and Herschel joined the Cowboys for the 1986 season. Herschel Walker’s career in politics is mostly non-existent.
In 2014, Walker participated in an advertisement supporting Jack Kingston for Senate, and he again came out in support of Brian Kemp for Governor in 2018. More notably, perhaps, is that Walker is a staunch and outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, speaking for the President at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC). In 2020, Walker also served as the honorary co-chair of then-Senator Kelly Loeffler’s reelection campaign against Walker’s presumed rival for 2022, Raphael Warnock.