Donald Trump is urging former NFL player Herschel Walker to run for Senate in Georgia, where he would face Sen. Raphael Warnock, D, who won his seat in a special election this year and will have to defend it in 2022.
“Wouldn’t it be great if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?” Trump wrote in an official statement. “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run, Herschel, Run!”
Georgia has become one of the country’s most-important states when it comes to elections.
Walker has long been a Trump supporter, even singing his praises at the Republican National Convention over the summer. In his speech, Walker said he developed a “deep, personal friendship” with Trump dating back to 1984.
The longtime Republican caused a ton of controversy when he testified against slavery reparations before Congress.
Walker won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 and was a three-time national champion, a three-time SEC Player of the Year and a three-time first-team All-American.
During his NFL career, Walker played for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.