Herschel Walker

January 25, 2011 by staff 

Herschel Walker, Herschel Walker Junior (born March 3, 1962) is an American mixed martial artist and former American football player. He played college football at the University of Georgia Bulldogs, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982. He began his professional career with the New Jersey Generals of the League of United States football (USFL) before entering the National Football League (NFL). In the NFL, he played for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame college football in 1999.
Walker ran for 5,562 yards in his career USFL. [9] Has combined many rushing to the USFL and the NFL (13,787 meters) would be the fifth all-time list in career rushing in the NFL [10].

Over the past 12 NFL seasons, Walker gained 8,225 rushing yards, 4859 yards and 5084 yards kickoff return. [11] This gave him 18,168 total net yards, ranking second among all-time leading the NFL in total yardage at the time of his retirement as the beginning of the 2007 season in the NFL, after ten years retirement, he still occupies the eighth session [12] He also scored 84 touchdowns: 61 rushing, 21 receiving and two kickoff returns for touchdowns [11]. Walker is the only other player besides Derrick Mason have 10,000 + yards from scrimmage and 5000 + yards on returns (which have all been on kickoff returns). He is the only player to gain 4,000 yards in three different ways: rushing, receiving and kickoff returns. It is one of six players (Jim Brown, Lenny Moore, Marcus Allen, Marshall Faulk, and Thurman Thomas) to more than 60 touchdowns and 20 touchdowns receiving. Another NFL record he has is that it is the only player with a 90 + yard reception, 90 + yard run and a kickoff return of 90 yards all in the same season (1994). He is also the only player to record a route touchdown 84 + yard reception and a touchdown 84 + yard in the same game (December 14, 1986). The same day, he had 100 yards rushing and 100 receiving yards. Walker is currently ranked eighth all time in all-purpose yards with 18,168, despite spending his first three seasons in the USFL.

“Herschel Walker”dit he thinks a return to football. At the age of 48. After not playing for 13 years.

“I want to be the George Foreman of football,” Walker said during a teleconference promoting a mixed martial arts event in which he will attend. [via wikipedia and other source]

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