Herschel Walker gained 8,225 rushing yards over 12 seasons in the NFL, but the 52-year-old says he has plenty more in him if he decided to put on the pads.
“I can play in the NFL today,” Walker told USA Today Sports on Thursday. “I couldn’t take every snap. But running backs nowadays don’t play every down. Now they send in the choir section. Physically, I can still do it.”
Mr. Walker is a businessman these days, but his body is still in top shape. In 2011 he won two MMA bouts, and he seemed to seriously flirt with the idea of returning to the NFL.
"I want to be the George Foreman of football, come back and do that one more time," he told ESPN at age 48.
“I’m a much better-conditioned athlete now than when I was playing football,” Walker said then. “I’m 48 and in better shape now than I was when I was in my early 20s playing football."
In his prime, Mr. Walker was known for doing 1,500 push-ups and 3,500 sit-ups per day.
The star football player was the winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy as a running back for the University of Georgia, and during his NFL career he is the only player to gain 4,000 yards three different ways: rushing, receiving and kickoff returns.
Next week, Mr. Walker plans to make news with an announcement concerning an e-Commerce venture involving his company, 34 Solutions, and Cinsay, USA Today Sports reported.
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