Herschel Walker poses with his Heisman Trophy in New York on Dec. 4, 1982.
According to the Heisman’s official website, Walker, along with Glenn Davis and Doak Walker, are the only players to log three top-three Heisman finishes. The football hall-of-famer became the seventh junior and second Georgia Bulldog to win the renowned prize.
A brief history of Herschel Walker:
Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962) is an American former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia, earned consensus All-American honors three times and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. He is widely considered one of the greatest college football players of all time, ranked No. 1 by Bleacher Report and Sporting News, and No. 2 by ESPN] Walker began his professional football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), before joining the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). In the NFL, he also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants. In 1989, Walker’s name became synonymous with the largest trade in league history. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.