Herschel Junior Walker is a former football running back who played in the National Football League from 1983 to 1997. He was born in Augusta, Georgia, United States to Willis Walker and Christine Walker.
Raised in Wrightsville, Georgia, Herschel lived in Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, USA and in Westlake, Texas before moving to Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He has six siblings and four children.
Herschel is 6’0″ tall. Here are 13 more things about him:
- From 1976 to 1979, he played for the football team of Johnson County High School in Wrightsville. He also played basketball and competed in track while attending the school. In 1979, he was awarded the inaugural Dial Award as the national high school scholar-athlete of the year.
- While attending the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, he competed as a sprinter. He was All-American on the 4 × 100 m relay in 1981 and in the indoor 60-yard dash in 1982 and he competed in the 55-meter dash in 1983. He did not graduate because he left college to join the NFL.
- In 1983, he married his college sweetheart Cindy DeAngelis Grossman. From 1983 to 1985, he played for the New Jersey Generals.
- From 1986 to 1989, he played for the Dallas Cowboys.
- From 1989 to 1991, he played for the Minnesota Vikings.
- From 1992 to 1994, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- In 1995, he played for the New York Giants.
- From 1996 to 1997, he played for the Dallas Cowboys again.
- In 1999, Grossman gave birth to their son Christian Walker.
- In 2001, he was diagnosed with diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder and Grossman accused him of physically abusive and extremely threatening behavior. In 2002, they divorced. In 2005, a restraining order was imposed on him regarding her.
- In 2008, he released a book titled “Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder“, in which he claimed that he had a dozen distinct identities or alters.
- In 2009, he competed in “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 2, which was hosted by Donald Trump, and was fired during the eight episode. In 2014, he won the Food Network cooking show “Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off” Season 3.
- From 2018 to 2020, he served on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN) under Trump as the 45th U.S. president. In 2021, Trump encouraged him to run for the U.S. senate in Georgia. Since he was a Texas resident, he had to reestablish his residency in Georgia. In August 2021, he announced his run for the U.S. senate in Georgia.