Herschel Walker is feeling pretty confident at the half-century mark.
The 52-year-old former Georgia running back and Heisman Trophy winner entered the world of mixed-martial arts fighting a few years ago with his renowned physique intact, and this week he told USA Today that he believes he could make it in the NFL again.
“I can play in the NFL today,” Walker said to USA Today in this article. “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.”
In this three seasons at Georgia, Walker amassed 5,259 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns with a 1980 national championship and the 1982 Heisman Trophy to show for it.
Walker then went on to spend three seasons in the USFL with the New Jersey Generals, where he rushed for 5,562 yards and 54 touchdowns. A 12-year run in the NFL followed from 1986-97 in which Walker rushed for 8,225 yards and 61 touchdowns through 187 games.