Herschel Junior Walker, a former American football running back, spent 12 seasons playing in the National Football League (NFL). In addition to his football career, he ran as the Republican candidate in the 2022 Georgia Senate election.
Renowned as one of the greatest stars in both the NFL and USFL during his time, Herschel Walker maximized his potential and emerged as one of the highest-paid running backs in the sport. Although he is currently in the headlines due to his political endeavors, the former Dallas Cowboys player had already made a name for himself in professional football early on in his career.
Here in this post, we’ll take a look into Herschel’s net worth and more details about his life.
A Look Into Herschel Walker’s Net Worth And Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Herschel Walker’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. Over the course of his football career, he played for several NFL teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants. Interestingly, he began his professional football journey by playing for the New Jersey Generals from 1983 to 1985, which was a part of the now-defunct United States Football League (USFL).
Herschel Walker’s annual earnings were impressive during his football career. He earned $1 million in salary and a $1 million bonus in his first year, another $1 million in the 1984 season, and $1.25 million in 1985. Following the collapse of the USFL in 1985, he signed a five-year contract worth $5 million with the Cowboys for the 1986 season. However, this contract caused discontent among his teammate Tony Dorsett, who was earning $4.5 million under a five-year contract. In 1995, when Herschel joined the New York Giants, he received a three-year contract worth $4.8 million.
All About Herschel Walker’s Background
Herschel Walker, a former professional football player, and mixed martial artist was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Wrightsville, Georgia. He was one of seven children, and as a child, he was overweight and had a stutter. He attended Johnson County High School, where he played football, and basketball, and competed in track. He was awarded the inaugural Dial Award as the 1979 national high school scholar-athlete of the year. He also won the shot put, 100-yard dash, and 220-yard dash events at the Georgia High School Association T&F State Championships.
Walker played running back and ran on the track and field team for the University of Georgia, where he was a three-time unanimous All-American (football and track), and winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. He is the first NCAA player who played only three years to finish in the top 10 in rushing yards. In 1999, Walker was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.