Herschel Walker used to play football in the NFL and is now a mixed martial artist. During his time in the NFL, Herschel played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New York Giants. From 1983 to 1985, he played for the New Jersey Generals, a team in the USFL that no longer exists.
Herschel Walker Personal Financial Disclosure
As a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, Herschel released a report on his finances in April 2022. The report says that at the time, Herschel noted his net worth was between $29 million and $65 million. The report also stated that Herschel's income from December 2020 to December 2021 was $4 million.
His biggest asset is a business called “H. Walker Enterprises LLC,” which Herschel's report says is worth between $25 million and $50 million and made $3 million in income from 2020 to 2021.
The disclosure form said that “business consulting and professional services” was what H. Walker Enterprises LLC did.
Even though he said the business made $3.195 million a year and was worth $25 million to $50 million, his financial form didn't list a single person or company that paid him at least $5,000 for services, which is what the state would require.
Let's pretend for a minute that the $25–50 million price tag on his business is way too high. If you take those estimates out of the range of $29–$60 million for his net worth, you could assume that a more accurate content for his net worth would be between $5 million and $10 million.
The form said that Herschel made about $415,000 by giving speeches.
Herschel Walker Early Years
Willis and Christina Walker had a total of seven kids, and all of them were raised in Wrightsville, Georgia. Walker went to Johnson County High School and was a student-athlete there.
His birthday is March 3, 1962, and he was born in Augusta, Georgia.
He played football, basketball, and ran track. Walker ran for a total of 3,167 yards on the football team during his senior year. This helped his team, the Trojans, win their first-ever state championship.
Herschel Walker College Career
Walker went to the University of Georgia after he graduated from high school. There, he played running back on the football team. He was a great player at the University of Georgia. He was named an All-American three times and won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award in 1982.
Even though Walker only played for three years in college, he was the only player in NCAA history to finish in the top three in Heisman voting all three times. Also, he was the first NCAA player to finish in the top 10 in rushing yards who had only played for three years.
Walker was put in the College Football Hall of Fame, and many people think of him as one of the best college football players ever.
Walker, Herschel did not graduate from the University of Georgia. He was working on his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies but dropped out to join the USFL.
Herschel Walker's Career in Football
The three-time All-American started playing professional football with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. In 1983 and 1985, he was the fastest runner in the USFL. The Dallas Cowboys picked Herschel in the fifth round of the 1985 draught (114th overall) because they thought the USFL would end. The USFL did go out of business, and Herschel played for the Cowboys in 1986.
Walker had some impressive stats in 1988. Walker's first two seasons with the Cowboys were tense because Walker cut Tony Dorsett's playing time, which made Dorsett unhappy. Once Dorsett left for the Denver Broncos, Walker was able to shine.
He played halfback, fullback, tight end, H-back, and wide receiver, among other positions, and ran for 1,512 yards and caught 505 yards. This made him the 10th player in NFL history to gain more than 2,000 yards in a single season by running and catching the ball.
Walker was sent to the Minnesota Vikings by the Cowboys in 1989. In exchange for Walker, the Cowboys got Jesse Solomon, Issac Holt, Darrin Nelson, David Howard, and Alex Stewart, as well as six draughts, picks in the future. Many people saw this trade, which was also called the “HWT” (for “Herschel Walker trade“), as a chance for the Vikings to make it to the Super Bowl.
But as time went on, it became clear that the real winners of the trade were the Cowboys. Now, the HWT is seen as one of the worst trades in NFL history. Walker signed up to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992. Before moving to the New York Giants in 1995, he played there for three years.
The Giants reportedly gave him a three-year deal worth $4.8 million. Then, he played for the Dallas Cowboys and returned to the team in 1996. He ended his career NFL with the same team he started with. He retired after the 1997 season.
Herschel Walker Agreements and Money
In 1983, Herschel signed a three-year, $5 million deal with the New Jersey Generals that was thought to be a first. At the time, the team was owned by J. Walter Duncan, a wealthy oilman from Dallas. Like the NFL, the USFL had a salary cap of $1.8 million.
Herschel's deal was set up, so part of the money came from a separate “personal services” contract signed with the team owner. This was done to get around the cap. When Donald Trump bought the team after the 1983 season, he took over that contract.
Herschel got a $1 million salary and a $1 million bonus his first year. He also made $1 million for the 1984 season. He made $1.25 million in 1985.
After the USFL broke up in 1985, Herschel signed a new $5 million contract with the Cowboys for the 1986 season. The contract was for five years. Tony Dorsett, who had a five-year, $4.5 million deal, was upset about Herschel's deal.
In 1995, when Herschel signed with the New York Giants, he got a three-year deal worth $4.8 million.
Herschel Walker Other Activities in Sports
Walker competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, even though he was still playing in the NFL. He was on the men's bobsleigh team for the United States. Brian Shimer and his teammate competed in the two-person bobsleigh race and scored seventh overall.
Walker joined the heavyweight division of Strikeforce, a company that puts on MMA fights, in 2009. Walker's first MMA fight was against Greg Nagy in January 2010. He had trained for twelve weeks at the American Kickboxing Academy. Walker was the one who won. Walker beat WEC fighter Scott Carson in his second MMA fight, which took place in January 2011. Walker practices MMA and tae kwon do, and he has a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do.
Herschel Walker Food Services Run by Renaissance Man
In 1999, Herschel started a Renaissance Man Food Services company to sell chicken. He built his chicken processing plant. By 2008, it was said that the company employed more than 100 people and had gross revenue of $70 million. In a later court case, Herschel noted that the company made an average of $1.5 million in profits each year from 2008 to 2017.
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After the COVID-19 crisis, when the company asked for help from the Payment Protection Program, Herschel said that the company's income had dropped by more than 50%. His PPP application showed that eight people worked for the company. In the end, PPP gave Renaissance a total of $182,000 through two loans, of which about half was forgiven.
Herschel Walker's Different Projects
Halker has also sometimes been on T.V. in reality shows that have nothing to do with sports. He was a contestant on the third season of “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,” which he won. During the eighth episode, he kicked off the show. “Celebrity Apprentice” is the other show where he has been a guest (2009).
Herschel Walker Personal Life
Walker got married to Cindy DeAngelis Grossman in the year 1983. The two people met in college and have a son together. After 19 years of marriage, they split up in 2002. Around 2010, he started dating Julie M. Blanchard (2010 is when they were first romantically linked). Blanchard used to work for ESPN. They are married to each other and live in Westlake, Texas.
Walker has been a Republican for a long time and is known for being involved in politics. In 2014, he was in an ad for Jack Kingston's campaign for the U.S. Senate that was paid for by the United States Chamber of Commerce. He has also publicly said that he backs U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and President Donald Trump. In 2019, President Trump put Walked in charge of the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
Herschel Walker's Net Worth
Herschel Walker used to play football in the NFL and is now a mixed martial artist. He is worth $10 million. During his time in the NFL, Herschel played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New York Giants. From 1983 to 1985, he played for the New Jersey Generals, a team in the USFL that no longer exists.