Herschel Walker was raised in Wrightsville, Georgia by his two parents and was taught faith in God and the small-town values of discipline and sacrifice. During his high school years, he led both his football and track team to the state championships all while graduating top of his class. Herschel went on to play college football at the University of Georgia and was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. After college, he was drafted into the NFL and played for the New Jersey Generals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants, setting the current single-season pro-football rushing record of 2,411 yards, leading the NFL in rushing, gaining more total yards than anyone in professional football history, and receiving numerous All-Pro and Pro-Bowl honors.

To add to his athletic career, Herschel broke a world record in the 60-yard dash and represented the United States in the 1992 Winter Olympics in bobsledding. In recognition of his numerous athletic accomplishments, President Donald J. Trump appointed Herschel to chair the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. His work ethic extends light years beyond athletics, he is also the owner and CEO of two businesses in the food and service industry. 

Herschel has dedicated his life to helping others and wants to take this passion to the next level by running for U.S. Senate. He is dedicated to keeping the American Dream alive not only for all Georgians but all Americans.

CANDIDATE’S TOP ISSUES OF FOCUS:

  • Georgia First
  • Energy Independence
  • Family Values

COMMENTARY:

  • Herschel is a spokesman for Universal Health Services’ Patriot Support Program where he has visited hundreds of military bases sharing his personal story to help remove stigmas around mental health.
  • He lives with his wife, Julie, and dog, Cheerio, in Atlanta.