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Herschel Walker Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Herschel Walker is a Wrightsville, Georgia-born former American footballer, sprinter as well as a mixed martial artist. Born on 3 March 1962, Herschel is a College Hall of Fame inductee as well as the winner of Heisman Trophy in 1992 for his exceptional football skills, as he formerly played in college as well as NFL.
An honorific former NFL player, how rich is Herschel Walker? As of 2015, Walker counts his net worth at a good $12 million. A highly achieving player of the National Football League, Walker has amassed most of his present net worth from his NFL career which extended between 1983 and 1997. Also, adding to his wealth is his short and successful career in mixed martial arts.
Herschel Walker Net Worth $12 Million
Born to a blue collar family, Herschel was an overweight child who had a speech impediment. He attended Johnson County High School in his home town where he polished his sportsmanship in football as well as other sports. He played for the team of Johnson County Trojans and won Dial Award for being the athlete of the year as a national high school scholar. Eventually, he took his high school football career to college as he attended the University of Georgia. He made a prolific career in College football, including winning a Maxwell Award. This success added heavily to Walker’s net worth, in that it set him up for his professional career.
Herschel initiated his NFL career in 1983 after being picked up by the NFL team the New Jersey Generals. After that, he played for many other NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Being one of the most sought-after football players in the nation while he was in college and high school, Walker did not take much time to grow in the NFL. During his career over 12 seasons, he amassed several records for yards gained, ranking at least in the top five for all of them. For his exceptional contribution to American football, Walker was a part of Pro-Bowl twice and a part of Second Team All-Pro also twice.
Walker earned more than $1.8 million as his salary when he was playing in the NFL which has obviously added to his net worth. Walker retired from football in 1997, lastly playing for the Dallas Cowboys, and later showed his interest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In professional MMA, Walker has played twice winning both the games, which added to his net worth. On top of this, he is also a five times black belt winner in “Taek Won Do”.
As for his personal life, Walker divorced his wife of 19 years, Cindy, in 2002.: they have a son. Walker is a born again Christian. Walker has also publicly said that he suffers from a mental condition known as Dissociative Identity Disorder which causes him to mix his emotions in different conditions. As of now, Walker has been enjoying his retirement days from football with a net worth of $12 million in his hands. On a recent note, Herschel has also said that he would like to make a return to football at the age of fifty: however unlikely, all of his fans are waiting.