Herschel Walker is a long way away from his days of playing professional football.
Walker did not win election to the United States Senate after the Georgia Senate runoff election, which cemented firm control of the Senate for Democrats. Walker had the backing of Donald Trump and it still did not work in his favor. During the process, Walker has quite a few concerning statements that had thousands of people scratching their heads.
Just recently, Deadspin unveiled its annual “Idiot of the Year” rankings, and the former running back was named the No. 1 idiot of 2022. His honor came due to his work on the campaign trail running for Senator in his home state of Georgia.
“Each week, the former UGA and NFL running back humiliated himself in pursuit of power and influence he seemed to have no plans to yield it for, beyond the sheer ambition of it all. He repeatedly doubled down on his unfortunate President Camacho imitation under the intense microscope of running for one of Georgia’s Senate seats, watched his own son turn against him, then lost (twice, technically, if you include the runoff) and returned to a personal life left in shambles.”
The former University of Georgia and NFL star lost to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a Georgia runoff which likely ended his political career. Walker had a storied football career at the University of Georgia from 1980 to ’82, with the Bulldogs going 34-5 in his three seasons.
In 1982, he won the Heisman as the nation’s top player. After a stint in the USFL, Walker played for more than a decade in the NFL, making two Pro Bowls and enjoying stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.