Herschel Walker’s net worth in 2021
Herschel Walker is a two-time Pro Bowler and former NFL running back. He recently announced his candidacy for a United States Senate seat in Georgia, running as a Republican and receiving the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Now, let’s take a look into Herschel Walker’s net worth in 2021.
|Net Worth||$12 million|
Herschel Walker’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $12 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Herschel Walker’s net worth in 2021 is $12 million.
Walker was a multi-sport athlete during his high school years at Johnson County High School, participating in football, basketball and track.
Walker led the Johnson County Trojans to their first state championship on the gridiron during his senior year, winning the inaugural Dial Award as the 1979 National High School Scholar-Athlete of the year.
Walker was selected as an Athlete-Scholar delegate by the American Academy of Achievement in 1980 and was awarded the Academy’s Golden Plate Award in 1981.
On July 4th, 2017, the street where Johnson County High School resides was officially renamed Herschel Walker Drive.
After graduating high school as valedictorian, Walker attended the University of Georgia where he was a three-time All-American in both football and track. He was also the first true freshman to become a First-Team All-American in football.
During his first year with the Bulldogs, Walker led them school to the Sugar Bowl where they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Georgia prevailed over Notre Dame by a score of 17-10.
Walker played collegiate football for three years, finishing with 5,259 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns as well as 243 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.
Walker’s list of achievements at Georgia is long.
- 3x First-team All-SEC
- 3x Consensus All-American
- 3x SEC Player of the Year
- 1982 UPI Player of the Year
- 1982 Sporting News Player of the Year
- 1982 Walter Camp Award
- 1982 Maxwell Award
- 1982 Heisman Trophy
- 1980 National Champion
Due to his athletic excellence during his stay at Georgia, the Bulldogs retired his No. 34 jersey and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Before joining the NFL, Walker first joined the United States Football League as they allowed athletes to turn professional after their junior season in college. He signed with the New Jersey Generals in 1983.
In his three-year USFL career, Walker had 5,562 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns along with 1,484 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 130 catches. In 1985, Herschel Walker was named the USFL MVP.
The Dallas Cowboys selected Herschel Walker with the 114th overall pick of the 1985 NFL draft. Walker signed with the Cowboys the following year, after the USFL ceased operations.
In his second and third years in the NFL, Walker established himself as one of the premier running backs in the league., earning back-to-back Pro Bowl nods.
However, during the 1989 season, the Cowboys traded Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for five players and six future draft picks—one of which was later used to acquire Emmitt Smith.
The trade was initially seen as a move to get the Vikings’ missing piece for a Super Bowl push. Unfortunately, the Cowboys continued to excel while Minnesota was a mediocre squad. The trade was eventually viewed as among the most lopsided trade in NFL history.
After three seasons in Minnesota, Walker signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992. He spent another three seasons with the Eagles before making a pit stop with the New York Giants, finally returning to Dallas Cowboys for the last two years of his career.
Over his 13-year playing career, Walker totaled 8,225 rushing yards and 61 touchdowns in addition to 4,859 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns on 512 catches
Aside from his football career, Walker also had international and professional experiences in other sports such as mixed martial arts, bobsledding, taekwondo and ballet dancing.
In the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France, Walker was a member of the U.S. bobsled team as a brakeman and pusher in the two-man competition. He and his partner placed seventh.
In November 2007, Walker announced that he would take up MMA as a heavyweight. He had two fights where he emerged victorious via knockout. Walker also has a fifth-degree black belt in taekwondo.
In 1999, Herschel Walker opened Renaissance Man Food Services, a company that distributes chicken products. By 2004, Renaissance Man was the nation’s largest minority-owned chicken supplier.
In 2018, Walker was appointed by Trump to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitnes and Nutrition. He was reappointed by Trump to another two-year term in 2020. As a Republican, Walker was a supporter of Trump during his 2016 and 2020 presidential bids.
A vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, Walker has also engaged in conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election and who was behind the January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol.
Walker is considered the favorite in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in 2022.