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Herschel Walker: Biography at a Glance

  • Played for the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants during his 12-year NFL career
  • Won the 1982 Heisman Trophy as a junior at the University of Georgia
  • Successful Entrepreneur & Founder of Renaissance Man Food Services
  • Mental Health Awareness Advocate

Herschel Walker is widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs. He led the University of Georgia to victory in the Sugar Bowl on the way to an NCAA Championship. He capped a sensational college career by earning the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Herschel then spent twelve years in the NFL, where he rushed for more than eight thousand yards and scored sixty-one rushing touchdowns.

Today, Herschel is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder & President of Renaissance Man Food Services, the largest certified minority-owned food company with offices in Siloam Springs, AR and Savannah, GA. RMFS brings quality poultry, pork and bakery products to the retail and food service marketplace.

Additionally, Herschel is an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness.   He is the author of Breaking Free, an account of the joys and hardships of his childhood to his remarkable college and professional career.  His compelling story testifies to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to overcome challenges.

Hershel Walker lives outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, TX with his wife Julie and son Christian.

“Herschel was a perfect fit for our inaugural Preps event. Really, really outstanding. We had a huge crowd and tons of compliments – he was a big hit.”


“Herschel was fantastic to work with and our clients and staff members greatly enjoyed meeting him.”

GPB Capital

“Herschel is a truly amazing person and we are forever thankful that he was with us last night. The energy was incredible and he waspart of the group in every way.”

Feed My Lambs

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