Herschel Walker Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Career, Net Worth, Biography & More

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is a famous American former footballer, reality television celebrity, bobsledder, sprinter, ballet dancer, and mixed martial artist. Herschel Walker is famous for being the Republican nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Georgia. He played National Football League for 12 seasons and started playing football during college. In 1999, Herschel is also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Also, he is famous for the MMA fights from 2010-2011. Also, he is appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition under Donald Trump (President). Check all the details below about Herschel Walker Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Career, Net Worth, Biography & More.

Herschel Walker Wiki/Biography

Herschel Walker was born on 3rd March 1962 (Age: 60 years; As of 2022) in Wrightsville, Georgia, United States. His profession is a former footballer, television celebrity, and mixed martial artist. His nationality is American and follows Christianity (religion). His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is African-American. His current residence is in Irving, Texas.

Herschel Walker Educational Qualification

He completed his schooling at the Johnson County High School in his town. After completing schooling, he enrolled in the University of Georgia to complete his bachelor’s degree but the fact is that he left college in 1982 to join the National Football League and not completed graduation.

Herschel Walker Physical Stats

Herschel Walker Physical Appearance

Herschel Walker Physical Appearance

Height: 6′ 1″ inches

Weight: 100 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Herschel Walker Family & Parents

Herschel was born into a middle-class family in Wrightsville. His father’s name is Willis Walker and his mother’s name is Christine Walker.

Herschel with family

Herschel with family

He has seven siblings brothers and sisters in his family. His brothers’ name is Carol Walker, Evangelist Sharon King, Kenneth Walker, and Willis Walker Jr. His sister’s name is Veronica Richard and Lorenza Walker. He was one of the seven children in his family.

Herschel Walker Wife & Children

Herschel Walker married his longtime college girlfriend Cindy DeAngelis Grossman (wife) in 1983.

Herschel and Cindy Walker

Herschel and Cindy Walker

They met during his college studies and also they have a children son named Christian Walker.

Herschel with his wife during college days

Herschel Walker and his wife Cindy

He divorced his wife after 19 years of marriage in 2002.

Herschel Walker with his wife

Herschel Walker with his wife

Also, his wife Cindy DeAngelis filed a divorce in 2001 and accused him of physically abusive and very threatening behavior.

Herschel Walker son Christian Walker

Herschel Walker son Christian Walker

Herschel Walker Career & Profession

He started his career by playing football at the University of Georgia and won the Heisman Trophy as a junior. After dropping out of college, he joined the United States Football League with the New Jersey Generals and was also the most valuable player of the season in 1985.

Walker played football

Walker played football

After USFL, he joined the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys team and won the Pro Bown and All-Pro honors between 1987-1988. In 1989, Herschel was selected by the Minnesota Vikings and played between 1989-1991. After Vikings, he was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants with a second stint on the Cowboys.

Walker playing in NFL

Walker playing in NFL

In 1999, he also received the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1992, he was also a member at the 1992 Winter Olympics of the US bobsleigh team. From 2010-2011, he competed in mixed martial arts with Strikeforce and won 2 fights.

Herschel Walker during MMA fight

Herschel Walker during MMA fight

After this, he was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition under President Donald Trump.

Herschel Walker with Donald Trump

Herschel Walker with Donald Trump

In 2022, he launched his first political campaign in the Georgia Senate election and won the republican nomination with a majority of 68% vote. In the general election, his opponent is Democratic senator Raphael Warnock.

Herschel Walker speech for Senate elections

Herschel Walker’s Net Worth

Herschel Walker’s net worth is estimated at about $10 million dollars. He is famous as a former footballer, mixed martial arts player, and television celebrity. Herschel earns a good income from his occupation and profession. Also, he donated money to various charities. He is living a single joyful life in Irving, Texas.

Herschel Walker Awards & Achievements

Walker won the academy of acheievement

Walker won the academy of achievement

  • 2× Second-team All-Pro in 1987, 1988.
  • 2× Pro Bowl in 1987, 1988.
  • 1985 USFL MVP.
  • 2× All-USFL in 1983, 1985.
  • National champion in 1980.
  • Heisman Trophy in 1982.
  • Maxwell Award in 1982.
  • Walter Camp Award in 1982.
  • Sporting News Player of the Year in 1982.
  • UPI Player of the Year in 1982.
  • 3× SEC Player of the Year in 1980–1982.
  • 3× Unanimous All-American in 1980–1982.
  • 3× First-team All-SEC in 1980–1982.

Herschel Walker Social Handles

Instagram: therealherschel34

Twitter: HerschelWalker

Facebook: TeamHerschel

Youtube: HerschelWalker

Herschel Walker Amazing Facts

  • In 1979, Herschel was awarded the inaugural Dial Award as national high school scholar-athlete of the year.
  • In June 1980, he was selected as the Athlete-Scholar delegate by the American Academy of Achievement.
  • In 1981, he received the American Academy Golden Plate Award from Council member Tom Landry.
  • His high school street name was officially changed to Herschel Walker Driver on 4th July 2017.
  • After his divorce, his wife said told the media that, during their marriage, Walker pointed a pistol at their head and said: I’m going to blow your f’ing brains out, and also told that he had used knives to threaten her.
  • He said his food diet is made up mostly of soup, bread, and salads 2010.

Herschel Walker

  • Herschel Walker won the reality television show Season 3 of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2014 aired on the Food Network.
  • Walker is also a contestant in the 2nd season of the reality television show The Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.
  • He wrote in his autobiography that during his stint in high school, he was the Beta Club president and class valedictorian.
  • During his Senate election, The Daily Beast reports said that he has two additional sons and after some time during a conference, he said he never denied having four children.

Herschel Walker

  • His website for the Senate campaign claimed that he graduated as the valedictorian in high school but CNN found no evidence of this claim in December 2021. Also, the claim on the website was later deleted and changed to the high school topper.
  • Herschel also owns a food-service company.
  • He has a fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
  • Herschel said that as a child he was overweight and struggled with stuttering.
  • In 1981, a New York Times Magazine article wrote that his college diet consisted of Snickers candy bars, hamburgers, and Gatorade.
  • In 1988, he is a member of the Dallas Cowboys and danced with the Fort Worth Ballet for a single performance.
  • During 1987-1988, he won many American superstar competitions.
  • He is also known for his unorthodox training and dieting.
  • Herschel sleeps 5 hours a night and eats only one meal a day.
  • He said that instead of lifting weights he has a daily training of 750-1500 push-ups and 2000 sit-ups.
Herschel Walker during college days

Herschel Walker during college days

  • He has spoken publicly about his mental health issues with dissociative identity disorder since 2008.
  • Also, he wrote a book in 2008 named My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder about mental illness.
  • In October 2022, Daily Beast published allegations from a woman, who said that Herschel got her pregnant and paid money for an abortion in 2009 when they were dating. Also, the woman shows a picture of a personal money cheque from Walker amounting $575 receipt for an abortion. But the Walker said, he sue a defamation case against the Daily Beast and deny all the allegations.

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