Can Herschel Walker Really Make An NFL Comeback?

Can Herschel Walker Really Make An NFL Comeback?


Can Herschel Walker Really Make An NFL Comeback?

Herschel Walker is fighting on this Saturday’s Strikeforce card. It will be his second career MMA fight. Just being in that good a shape at 48-years-old is impressive. Just look at him. Dude is ripped like a Ninja Turtle. The fact that he’s giving a second sport a try at this age is incredible, but what if he was considering an NFL comeback? He is.

On a recent conference call to talk about his upcoming fight he seemed pretty confident.

“If I continue to stay in the shape I’m in now, I know I can play when I’m 50. Right now, if you asked if I can play today, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind I can play football today, that I can help out a team today.”

If you’re worried that Walker has lost a step or two, he claims to have run the 40-yard-dash in 4.38 or 4.39 seconds in 2010.

“I haven’t been doing my track work, but I think if I get back into my track work and the way I run, I can still run pretty well.”

Yeah, I’d say so. For what its worth, Darrell Green supposedly ran a 4.43-40 on his 50th birthday last year.

So if Herschel Walker is in this good a shape and still that fast, is it really that insane to think that some NFL team could give him a shot? Walker was nothing if not durable during his 12-year career. He missed just 5 games in his career and 4 of them came in his second season. The conventional glass ceiling for a running back is 30-years-old, but if anyone can do it, it has to be Herschel Walker.

[FanHouse, Image via SHOsports]

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