Herschel Walker CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 21: Former NFL player Herschel Walker at the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro-Am Eve on June 21 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images for EA Sports)

Here’s a random story for you: former NFL star/Olympic bobsledder/MMA fighter Herschel Walker is apparently very interested in being an advisor to Donald Trump.

At least that’s what he says in a video published by TMZ:

As that story notes, Walker is not looking to be Secretary of State or anything:

As we reported, Walker is a longtime friend of Trump and remains close with his family — and was a vocal supporter of Trump during his campaign.

Now, Walker hopes to be rewarded with an appointment to the head of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition … a post currently held by Drew Brees and Dominique Dawes.  

“I hope he would at least consider me.”

Walker’s history with Trump dates back to at least his USFL days, when he played for the Trump-owned New Jersey Generals from 1983-1985. And no matter what you think of the politics involved, or the likelihood of this happening, it’s hard to deny that Herschel Walker is definitely an expert on physical fitness, an expertise perhaps best demonstrated by his seventh-place finish in the two-man bobsled at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

He also dabbled in MMA, making his fighting debut at age 47 and winning a pair of fights in Strikeforce.


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