Herschel Walker was born on March 3, 1962, raised in Wrightsville, Georgia, Herschel was taught faith in God and the small-town values of discipline and sacrifice.
During his high school years, he led both his football and track teams to state championships while also graduating top of his class at Johnson County High School. Herschel Walker is considered by many to be the greatest college football player of all time. As a freshman at the University of Georgia, Walker helped the Bulldogs win the 1980 national championship. In 1999, he was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame and was selected as the greatest player in college football in the last half century. Additionally, Walker broke a world record in the 60-yard dash, represented the United States in the 1992 Winter Olympics in bobsledding, earned a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and went undefeated as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. In recognition of his numerous athletic accomplishments, President Donald J. Trump appointed Herschel chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. To encourage a healthy lifestyle for all Americans, Herschel visited Capitol Hill multiple times to meet with members of Congress and discuss the importance of fitness and nutrition.
Walker’s unmatched work ethic extends far beyond athletics. He is also the successful owner and CEO of two businesses in the food and service industry, Since being diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as a result of trauma he experienced in childhood, Herschel has dedicated his life to helping others struggling with mental health. Prior to his college football career, Herschel strongly considered joining the Marines and has since looked for ways to honor our heroes in uniform.
That dream came true when he was appointed spokesman for Universal Health
Services’ Patriot Support Program where he has visited hundreds of military bases sharing his personal story to help remove stigmas around mental health. He lives with his wife, Julie, and dog, Cheerio, in Atlanta.