Herschel Walker is a former NFL running back, bobsledder, and MMA fighter. Walker most recently served as a co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, a position he was appointed to by President Trump and maintained under President Biden. He is running for the Republican nomination in the 2022 United States Senate election in Georgia, and he has been backed by Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
Herschel Walker family & personal life
Herschel Walker was born on March 3, 1962, and is 60 years of age. In 1983, Walker married his college sweetheart, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman. They have a son named Christian. They divorced in 2002. Walker suffers from dissociative identity disorder, which he was diagnosed with in 2001.
Walker is currently married to Julie Blanchard. Walker has volunteered for a number of charitable and educational organisations.
He was an Academy of Achievement honour student who later received the Golden Plate Award. Walker grew up in Westlake, Texas, before relocating to Atlanta’s Buckhead district to run for Senate. He previously lived in Irving, Texas, in the Las Colinas neighbourhood.
Herschel Walker wife
Herschel Walker married Cindy DeAngelis Grossman in 1983, way before Walker became a superstar and later got divorced in 2002. Grossman accused Walker of “physically abusive and extremely threatening behaviour” when she filed for divorce the year before. She told the media after the divorce that during their marriage, Walker pointed a pistol at her head and said, “I’m going to blow your brains out.”
She also claimed he threatened her with knives. Walker was served with a restraining order in 2005 after Grossman’s sister stated in an affidavit that Walker told her “unequivocally that he was going to shoot my sister Cindy and her [new] boyfriend in the head.” As a result, a judge issued Walker a temporary gun-ownership ban. The two have a son named Christian, who lives with Cindy.
Cindy was born on January 6, 1962, and is 60 years of age. She is the daughter of Thomas DeAngelis, who worked as a real estate agent in Cocoa Beach. Cindy remains unmarried to date and lives an independent life as a successful businesswoman.
Walker’s current wife is named Julie Blanchard, whom he reportedly married in 2021 after almost a decade of being together. Blanchard stays out of the spotlight and keeps her private life away from the public eye. Her age and occupation are unknown, and she doesn’t use any social media platforms.
Age & Height
Walker was born on 3rd March 1962 and is currently 62 years of age. He stands at a height of (in centimetres) 185 cm or (in feet and inches) 6′ 1″.
Walker’s education and career
Walker went to Johnson County High School in Wrightsville, where he participated in football, basketball, and track. From 1976 to 1979, he was a member of the Johnson County Trojans high school football team. He rushed for 3,167 yards as a senior, helping the Trojans win their first state championship.
As the 1979 national high school scholar-athlete of the year, he received the first Dial Award. Walker went on to play running back and track and field for the University of Georgia, where he was a three-time All-American (football and track) and winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award.
Unlike the NFL at the time, US Football League rules allowed athletes to turn professional after their junior seasons rather than waiting for their collegiate class to graduate a year later. Furthermore, the rules gave him the freedom to choose where he played, allowing him to maximise his endorsement income.
“I don’t know if I’d want to play in the NFL unless it was for the two New York teams or the Dallas Cowboys,” he said. Walker signed with the New Jersey Generals in 1983, when the team was owned by Oklahoma oil tycoon J. Walter Duncan, who sold the team to Donald Trump after the 1983 season. Walker received only one major promotional offer, a joint venture between McDonald’s and Adidas.
Walker’s political career
Walker identifies as a Republican. Walker appeared in a commercial paid for by the US Chamber of Commerce in 2014, supporting Jack Kingston’s candidacy in the Republican primary election for President of the United States.
Walker campaigned for Donald Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, and he spoke on Trump’s behalf at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Walker was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, a special Government employee position, in 2018; Trump reappointed him to a two-year term expiring on December 17, 2020.
Walker announced his candidacy for the United States Senate against Raphael Warnock in August 2021.