To this day I still think Herschel Walker is the greatest college football player of all-time. The guy was a beast at Georgia and could have easily won 3 Heismans if the voters voted like they do today (back then freshmen and sophomores were frowned upon by Heisman voters).
Herschel is now 48 years old and still kicking ass. Now he is just doing it in MMA against guys half his age. I'm not a huge fan of the mixed martial arts/ultimate fighting stuff but I did watch Herschel whoop some ass Saturday night on Showtime. You could tell he still does his 1000 push ups a day and he claims last year he ran a 4.4 40 yard dash. Is there any doubt Herschel could play in the NFL as a fullback? I bet he could be a killer linebacker. If he can survive MMA at 48 I think he could probably still cut it in the NFL.
If the Atlanta Falcons want to create some more buzz for next season I suggest they invite him to tryouts. The local legend already has a cult following and I wouldn't mind seeing him wear the NFL's version of the red and black in 2011.
What do you think about Herschel? Could he play in the NFL at the age of 48?