Former NFL running back Herschel Walker strongly believes he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame by now.
“Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” Walker said via TwinCities.com. “You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don’t know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I’m not one to make excuses, so I’ll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats.”
Walker won the Heisman Trophy back in 1982 at the University Georgia and is currently in the College Football Hall of Fame.
It’s pretty interesting that Walker hasn’t been inducted into the Hall of Fame, since he ranks ninth all-time in the NFL with 18,168 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, and kickoff and punt returning).
Walker racked up 8,255 yards in the NFL and 5,259 yards in the USFL.
Many people believe that if Walker was never traded from the Cowboys to the Vikings that he would be in by now.
“It’s unfortunate that he left Dallas and came to Minnesota because I thought that if he stayed in Dallas, he could have built on what he was building,” said Hall of Famer Mike Singletary. “He would have been phenomenal.”
There’s always a chance Walker will get in down the road, but it may not happen in his lifetime.