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The Drive Tuesday 6-18-13 -Herschel Walker talks with The Drive before his appearance at the Charlotte Touchdown Club. They get into if he knew he was doing something great at Georgia, his time in the NFL, and what he has done for the military as he travels around the world visiting military bases in war zones.
One of the greatest college football players of all-time, Herschel Walker, had a workout regiment as famous as his game. Taylor Zarzour asked Herschel what he does now-a-days to stay in shape and nothing has changed.
“Well I’ve been doing about 1,500 pushups and about 3,500 sit-ups a day. I’m just trying to keep myself ready. That’s my foundation. I tell people That’s the foundation I started and that’s the foundation I continue to do.”
The 3-time consensus All-American running back at Georgia talked about his playing days as the star in the backfield for the Bulldogs.
“Playing at the University of Georgia….I didn’t play for accolades, I didn’t play for trophies. I didn’t play for that. I went out to play to help my team win and whatever it took to go out there win, that is what I wanted to do.”
When the USFL collapsed, Herschel joined the Dallas Cowboys. The 2-time All-Pro running back had fond memories of playing for the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones.
“Jerry Jones is a wonderful owner, people come down on him but he’s a wonderful owner. As a general manager, he may not be too good but as a owner, he’s one of the best owners in the NFL, if not the best owner in the NFL.”
The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner has several foundations, each dedicated to bettering the community around him. His latest project is one that involves him working with United States soldiers who have just returned from war.
“When they come home, we have to help those men and women, and that’s what I’m doing now.”