Herschel Walker Biography

Published On Jan 10, 2018
Facts of Herschel Walker
Date of Birth: 1962 , March-3
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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Herschel Walker, born on  March 3, 1962, in Augusta, Georgia, the United States to father Willis and mother Christine Walker. He grew up in Wrightsville, Georgia along with his family. He is one of the seven children in his family. While Herschel was a child, he was overweight and had a speech impediment. 

After graduating from high school, Herschel played running back for the University of Georgia and became a winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. He is only one NCAA player who played only three years to finish the top ten in rushing yards. 

While playing for college, he played a major role in helping Georgia avoid a defeat that year and win the national championship with a victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. Later, he was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame and became one of greatest football players.

Herschel is the winner of a USFL rushing title in 1983 and 1985. While he was playing for single-season, he made a record of rushing yards with 2,411 yards in 1985, averaging 5.50 yards per attempt in 18 games.

During his tenure of USFL, he had 5,562 yards rushing in 1,143 carries, averaging 4.87 yards. During the second season, Herschel rushing yardage dropped to 1,339; however, he caught for over 800 yards giving him over 2,100 yards of total offense.

Later Herschel made a contract with New York Giants for $4.8 million. He played for three with this team, where the popular football player like Eli Manning, Jason Sehorn, and Jesse Palmer has also played. While playing, he led the New York Giants with 45 kick returns at 21.5 Y/Return in 1995. 

Herschel is an American by nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. He married his long-term college girlfriend, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, after dating her for sometimes. The couple blessed with a child Lorenzo Ebell. The husband and wife lived together in a relationship for 19-years. However, they couldn't continue their married life, and they divorced. Cindy is still single after divorce from her husband, Herschel. 

Herschel is a well-known footballer and mixed martial artist who earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. He has played for numerous NFL team including Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants from which must have collected a decent amount of salary. According to some source, his net worth is estimated to be $12 million.  

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Born in United States

March 3 , 1962

Herschel Walker was born in Augusta, Georgia, the United States and was raised in Wrightsville, Georgia along with his family. Currently, he is 56-years old and his birth sign is Pisces.

Signed a contract with Philadelphia Eagles


After his successful career as a football player, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles signed Walker in 1992. He played for three seasons in Philadelphia, leaving after the Eagles signed free agent Ricky Watters.


Joined Dallas Cowboys


Herschel made a contract with Dallas Cowboys team in 1996. He played as a kickoff return specialist and third-down back as well as a fullback and later he retired from the football.

Married Cindy DeAngelis Grossman


Herschel dated his college girlfriend Cindy DeAngelis Grossman for long time. Later he married his girlfriend and blessed with a child Larenzo Ebell

Total Net worth


As a football player, Herschel earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. As of 2018, his current net worth is estimated to be $12 million.