Herschel Walker Profile
Herschel Walker is an American well-renowned sportscaster and television personality. He is a former professional American football player, bobsledder, sprinter, ballet dancer, & mixed martial artist. He was a standout running back in both collegiate and professional football.
Walker showed little interest in sports for the first 11 years of his life; he preferred reading books and writing poetry. However, he started a crash exercise program at the age of 12. He did 100,000 push-ups, 100,000 sit-ups, and sprinted thousands of miles over the next year.
Herschel Walker Age
Walker was born on March 3, 1962, in Augusta, Georgia. He grew up outside of Wrightsville, Georgia the United States. He is 57 years of age as of 2019. He is an American by his nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.
Herschel Walker Height
The former American football player stands at a height of 6′ 1″( 1.85 m) and he weighs 225 lbs ( 102 kg).
Herschel Walker Family
Walker was born to Christine Walker (mother) and Willis Walker (father). He was one of the seven children of his parents. His siblings are; Veronica Richard, Carol Walker, Evangelist Sharon King, Lorenza Walker, Renneth Walker, and Willis Walker Jr.
Herschel Walker Wife | Herschel Walker Children
Herschel Walker married his college sweetheart Cindy DeAngelis Grossman on March 31, 1983. The couple first met each other in a whirlpool training room while they were receiving injury treatment. After 19 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2002. Herschel’s disease with a rare disease called Dissociative Identity Disorder was known to be the main reason for their divorce. Presently, he is a single by his status and isn’t involved in an affair with anyone and he does not have any spouse too. They have a child together by the name Christian Walker born on 30 September 1999.
Herschel Walker Education
He went to Wrightsville’s Johnson Country High School; he was skilled in several games during his school days. He played basketball, football, and he also competed in the track. After graduating from high school, he joined the University of Georgia and he played college football for the University of Georgia. Walker was a three times All-American (football and track) and accomplished of the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell award in the University.
Herschel Walker Career
Walker signed a record $1.5 million annual contract with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals in 1983. His salary made him one of the highest-paid players in all professional football. In his first two years with the Generals, Walker continued to dominate the playing field. He set the single-season rushing record, gaining 2,411 yards in 1985, earning him the USFL’s most valuable player for the year.
The USFL folded in 1986 and for a five-year contract, Walker was signed by the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys to a contract worth a reported $5 million. His performance with the Cowboys was one of the few bright spots for the team in a series of otherwise disappointing seasons. While the Cowboys finished the regular season with seven wins and nine losses in 1986, Walker overcame the team in receiving and finished a close second to teammate Tony Dorsett in rushing.
Early in the 1989 season, Walker was traded to the Minnesota Vikings after the struggling Cowboys changed coaches and turned into a more pass-oriented offense, which gave Walker less opportunity to play. In the deal, Walker received a reported $ 1.2 million in “exit money.”
Walker spent three seasons with the Vikings, three more with the Philadelphia Eagles, and then one season with the New York Giants and his old team, the Cowboys. Along the way, the multi-talented Walker added another sport to his resume, competing for the United States in the two-man bobsled event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
When he retired from football in 1997, he trailed only Walter Payton in the NFL’s all-purpose career yards (rushing and receiving combined). Walker had the highest total of any professional football player counting his years in the USFL. In retirement, Walker focused on an entrepreneurial career in the foodservice industry.
He founded Renaissance Man Food Services in 2002, which prepares and distributes meals to many types of businesses and institutions, from convenience stores and bowling alleys to hospitals and conference centers, mostly under the brand name Herschel’s Famous 34.
Walker’s account of his life with multiple personalities, Breaking Free, was published in 2008. In the book, Walker relates the experience of living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and details events and actions that were found shocking by those who know him. An example from the book that received a lot of media attention was the story of holding a gun on his own head and playing Russian roulette.
In writing the book, Walker sought to demystify DID — a rare condition that most people know only through sensationalized television movies— and demonstrate that an individual can succeed in life despite the disease. He has certainly fulfilled that goal by any reasonable measure of the word “success.”
Herschel Walker Net Worth
The former American professional football player has an estimated net worth of $ 12 million. He earned his net worth as a former college and professional football player and a mixed martial artist.