Originally posted on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 5/10/12
I never had the opportunity to see Herschel Walker play at the University of Georgia; I was a bit too young during  his hey-day, but there’s plenty of vintage video around to get my fill. Here is just one of many I found on YouTube which shows Walker doing his thing for the New Jersey Generals in the very short-lived USFL. And, as you can plainly see, he was an absolute beast! Walker finished the season with a record-setting 2,400+ yards. I always felt Walker wasted some truly good years in the USFL. Though the money the Generals offered him was unheard of at that time, Walker was never really able to garner the recognition or respect he deserved for what he did for that league as a whole. He was expected to carry the weight of it’s popularity on his shoulders and was often, unfairly, criticized for his inability to bring the exposure they signed him on to bring. His career in the NFL wasn’t much different. Despite having some better than average years with the Cowboys, all most cho...
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