Herschel Junior Walker is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons. He is the Republican nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Georgia. Walker played college football at the University of Georgia, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a junior.
Herschel Walker Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 3, 1962 (60 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||American football player, Athlete|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Herschel Junior Walker was born on March 3, 1962, in Augusta, Georgia. His parents, Willis and Christina Walker, had a total of seven children, and they raised their family in Wrightsville, Georgia. 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 which helped his team, the Trojans, win their first-ever state championship.
In 1983, Walker married Cindy DeAngelis Grossman. The couple were college sweethearts, and have one son together. They divorced in 2002, after 19 years of marriage. He began dating Julie M. Blanchard sometime around the year 2010 (2010 is when they were first romantically linked). They are engaged, and reside in Westlake, Texas. Blanchard is a former ESPN executive. Walker is a longtime Republican, and is known for being politically active. He was in a 2014 commercial that was paid for by the United State Chamber of Commerce that supported Jack Kingston’s campaign for the U.S. Senate election. Other candidates he has publicly expressed his support for include U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and President Donald Trump. In 2019, Walked was appointed as the Co-Chair of President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
While he was an Olympic athlete competing in the 1992 Olympic Games for bobsledding and he has also participated in MMA events and taekwondo, he is really known for football, which he played professionally for 14 years. He was a running back who won the Heisman Trophy while in college and was named the MVP for the New Jersey Generals in 1985. He also played with the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He won many awards and accolades during his time playing professional football, and in the years that followed. Much of his income came from his time on the field. Walker brought in around $4 million between 2020 and 2021. He has a $100,000 salary from his business, as well as $420,000 from a sports marketing company and more than $730,000 from spokesperson or speaking fees.