Herschel Walker is a retired football player, bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia, earned consensus All-American honors three times and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy.
He is considered by many to be the greatest college football player of all time, ranked No. 1 by Bleacher Report, 247sports, and Sporting News, and No. 2 by ESPN. Walker began his professional football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), before joining the Dallas Cowboys. Walker established himself as a premier NFL running back in 1988, becoming a one-man offense, reaching his NFL career highs of 1,514 rushing yards and 505 receiving yards, while playing seven positions. He became just the 10th player in NFL history to amass more than 2,000 combined rushing and receiving yards in a season. In 1989, Walker's name became synonymous with a trade widely considered to be the largest in league history.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. Since retiring, Walker has served as a Co-Chair of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, having been appointed to the position by the President.