Herschel Walker explains the (incredibly odd) way he chose to play at Georgia
Herschel Walker is 57 years old, but he still looks like he could suit up for any football team.
The Georgia football legend was a part of SEC Media days Tuesday promoting a new film “Saturdays in the South: A History of SEC Football.” Walker was joined by Steve Spurrier and Archie Manning, and the trio spoke to the media.
Interestingly, Walker went into detail about how he chose Georgia, and it’s a rather odd story compared to today’s recruiting world. Walker first explained that he flipped a coin to either go into the military or go to college. College won.
Next, Walker said he flipped a coin between Clemson and Georgia, and the Bulldogs won the toss. He then flipped another coin between Georgia and Southern California, and UGA won again.
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“It came for me to go to college and I go ‘Crap’ and then I went to the University of Georgia because I was upset that God didn’t let me do what I wanted to do. I flipped a coin between Clemson University and Georgia. Georgia ended up winning the coin toss.
“Then I flipped a coin between those two schools (UGA or USC) and Georgia won that as well,” he said. “This is no lie then I pulled the names out of a bag and I pulled Georgia and that time I said I was going to Georgia. That’s how I ended up at Georgia.”
— 960 The Ref (@960theref) July 16, 2019