Former running back Herschel Walker says he can still play in NFL

Thursday April 24th, 2014

Herschel Walker (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Mark Kulaw) Herschel Walker had 8,225 rushing yards in his career.  (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Mark Kulaw)

Former NFL running back Herschel Walker still keeps in shape by doing up to 1,500 push-ups and 3,500 sit-ups each day, and with teams in today's NFL running the ball less, Walker says he can still compete in the league.

Walker, 52, last played in 1997 with the Dallas Cowboys and has since become a successful business man.

“I can play in the NFL today,” Walker said to USA Today. “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.”

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Walker, a two-time Pro Bowler, also had some thoughts on Donald Trump, who has been in the news lately because of his interest in buying the Buffalo Bills. Trump was an owner of the USFL's New Jersey Generals, Walker's first pro team.

“He would be a great owner, and a credible owner,” Walker said. “People can think what they want to think about Jerry Jones — he’s a terrible general manager, but he’s a great owner. He has done a tremendous job in marketing his team to keep it relevant. I think that’s the same thing Donald Trump would do with the Buffalo Bills.”
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