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Herschel Walker's Biography

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Herschel Walker was born in Augusta, Georgia on March 3, 1962, and grew up in Wrightsville, Georgia.

Before turning professional, Herschel Walker had a superb record at the University of Georgia, where he set an NCAA freshman rushing record. Walker earned consensus All-American honours three consecutive years, set 10 NCAA records, 15 SEC records, and 30 Georgia all-time records.

In 1983, Walker turned professional. He had 15 years as a pro-footballer, in which he set the single-season rushing record of 2411 yards and gained more total yards than anyone in professional football history.

Pro-Football Reference has detailed stats for Herschel Walker.

Herschel Walker retired from the NFL in 1997.

In 2008, Herschel Walker wrote his memoir Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Around the publication of the book, CNN carried an informative article about Herschel Walker's mental illness.

In 2009, in Celebrity Apprentice, Herschel Walker chose to play for Alternative Community Development Services (dba Project Turnaround). He was fired after the 9th task.


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