Herschel Walker to Dan Patrick: "I flipped a coin" to decide where to play
It’s no secret that Dan Patrick is one of the best sports interviewers out there.
So it’s shouldn’t be any surprise that his discussion with former Georgia great Herschel Walker on Tuesday produced some really interesting tidbits.
Among them was this gem when asked about his decision to leave college to play in the USFL:
“You know what it was? I flipped a coin,” Walker told Patrick. “I flipped a coin on whether I was going to stay in college or go to the USFL and it came up as the USFL. But I tell people to think about this for one moment: If I had stayed in college, which would have been OK. But first of all they were making more money in the USFL than they were in the NFL at the time. But second of all, I think when I got to the USFL I think that people saw that Herschel Walker can do a lot of things.
“I think one of the things that people have forgotten about me is that I caught a lot of passes. I broke the Cowboys all-time receiving record as a running back my first year with the Cowboys. People have forgotten that I could do those things.”
You can check out the full interview here.