Herschel Walker

by John Max 20 Feb,2016
Herschel Walker
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Herschel Walker
  • Birth Place Wrightsville, Georgia
  • Famous Name Herschel Walker
  • Father Willis Walker
  • Mother Christine Walker
  • Net Worth $12 million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Cindy DeAngelis Grossman (m. 1983–2002)
  • Divorce Yes
  • Children N/A

Fifty-six years old Herschel Walker is a well-renowned sportscaster and television personality. Other than being a sportscaster, Walker is a retired professional football player and a former college football player, bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist.

Herschel Walker was married to his former wife Cindy in 1983 but got a divorce in 2002. They have a child together born in 1999. Walker has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2021.

Herschel Walker Early life, Childhood, and Education

Herschel Walker was born in the year 1962, on March 3 in Wrightsville, Georgia, the United States. He is an American by his nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He was the son of Willis and Christine Walker and was one of the seven children of his parents.

He went to Johnson Country High School in Wrightsville; during his school days, he was proficient in several games. He played basketball, football and also competed in track. After achieving his high school degree, he went to the University of Georgia and he played college football for the University of Georgia.

Walker was a three times All-American (football and track) and accomplished the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell award.

Herschel Walker Professional Career and Achievements 

Moving towards his professional career, Herschel Walker started his football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League prior to joining the Dallas Cowboys of National Football League, he also showed his playing skills by associating with Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants. He has also outstanding records in the field of mixed martial arts.

Further, the former NFL player also made his appearances in a Martial arts-related reality television show. He fought a charity fight in Strike Force in the heavyweight division and has a pro-MMA record of two wins and zero loss with Scott Carson, and Greg Nagy.

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Herschel Walker Married Life, Wife, and Divorce

Herschel married his college sweetheart Cindy DeAngelis Grossman in 1983 but after 19 years, the married couple divorced in 2002. The couple first met each other for the first time in a training room whirlpool while they were receiving treatment for injuries.

The couple welcomed their child after 16 years of marriage on 30 September 1999 in the United States. After 3 years of the birth of their child, Walker and Cindy separated. Herschel's illness with a rare disease called Dissociative Identity Disorder was known to be the main reason for their divorce.

Herschel Walker and his former wife Cindy Grossman Herschel Walker and his former wife Cindy Grossman SOURCE: Frostsnow

Cindy also talked about her husband's problem with the disease after their divorce. She recalled the memories and said that he tried to kill her, her friends, and his therapist in a therapy session. Herschel also mentioned his struggle with the disease in his book named Breaking Free.

Presently, he is single by his status and isn't involved in an affair with anyone and he does not have any spouse too.

Further, he is active on social networking sites too. His fans and followers followed him on Twitter.

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Herschel Walker Dietary Plan

Herschel Walker is a health-conscious sportscaster and follows his diet and sleeps only five hours a night. He avoids oily and junk food and prefers soup, salads, and bread in his daily diet.

Herschel Walker Net Worth and Salary In 2021

Herschel Walker receives a good amount of salary from his reporting career as a sportscaster even after his pro-NFL and martial arts career ended. The former professional football player and mixed martial artist Herschel Walker reportedly has a net worth of over $12 million as of 2021.

In 1983, he signed a 3-year $5 million contract with Vikings and was among the highest-paid players at that time. His salary was reported to be $1 million a year plus a $1.5 million signing bonus. The top annual salaries in the NFL are believed to be $750,000 for Cleveland linebacker Tom Cousineau and $700,000 for Chicago running back Walter Payton.

After the contract expired in 1985, Herschel signed a contract extension of 4 years but the financial details weren't revealed.

Walker was given a $1.25 million exit bonus, two cars, and the house in Edina to persuade him to move from Cowboys to Vikings. Among the two cars, one was a sport-utility vehicle and the other a luxury vehicle.

Herschel Walker's house in Texas Herschel Walker's house in Texas SOURCE: The Business Journals

Walker listed his Westlake, Texas house for sale in 2015. The house standing on 10,000-square-foot with four bedrooms, four full and four half bathrooms was kept on the market for $3.25 million. 

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Herschel Walker Height, Weight, Fact and Stats

Herschel is 6 feet and 1 inch tall in height and weighs around 102.1 kg. He is a mental health activist as well. Moreover, info about his life and bio can be easily seen from Wiki.

 

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