Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants
Accomplishments: 2x Pro Bowl
The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner went straight to the USFL for three seasons and racked up 5,562 rushing yards, 54 touchdowns, and another 1,484 receiving yards and reached the end zone seven times. His best years were not spent in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have an impactful NFL career.
Walker’s greatest strength in the NFL was as a pass catcher. He only had two 1,000-yard rushing seasons, but twice caught over 70 passes, and in 1988, finished with over 2,000 scrimmage yards. Walker was an effective kick returning and is 12th all-time in all-purpose yards despite giving three of his prime seasons to the USFL.
As a rusher he was more of a compiler in the NFL, and never had the elite seasons that other Georgia greats did. He is best remembered for the “Herschel Walker trade” when Dallas built a dynasty by trading him away to Minnesota.