Herschel Walker at 48, wants to play at NFL again after retiring in 1997

By on Jan 26, 2011 in Sports, United States Comments

Herschel Walker, 48, a noted professional American football player since 1986 and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy but retired in 1997, recently announced his plans to play at National Football League (NFL) again, according to US sports news sites on Monday.

Herschel Walker
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Walker, who will turn 49 this coming March 3, said on Monday that he wants to make a comeback as NFL player, who now into MMA and won his debut fight on Jan. 30, 2010 after stopping Greg Nagy in the third round.

“I’ve told everyone that at 50 I might try football again to show people I can do that. I want to be the George Foreman of football, come back and do that one more time.” Walker revealed that day during a conference call to promote his upcoming MMA fight on Saturday.

“The two teams I would come back to play for are Minnesota or Atlanta,” Walker said. “It would probably be Atlanta because that’s home for me.” Walker said, adding that he is now in better shape now than he was during his early 20s, playing football.

Herschel Walker’s next MMA fight will be against the 27-year old Scott Carson for Strikeforce in San Jose, California, and will be shown via Showtime at 10 p.m. (ET).

During his NFL days, Walker played for Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants, and wore a Jersey 34.

Herschel Walker has not been playing football professionally for 13 years.

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