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Herschel Walker won the 1982 Heisman Trophy while at Georgia, and played 15 years in the NFL and USFL before turning to mixed martial arts at age 47 in 2010.

Former NFL football player Herschel Walker prepares to
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Former NFL football player Herschel Walker prepares to fight Scott Carson in the first round of a Strikeforce heavyweight fight. Walker won by TKO in the first round. (Jan. 29, 2011)

Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, left, punches
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Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, left, punches Scott Carson during the first round of a Strikeforce heavyweight fight in San Jose, Calif. Walker won by TKO in the first round. (Jan. 29, 2011)

Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, top, tackles
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Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, top, tackles Scott Carson during the first round of a Strikeforce heavyweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif. Walker won by TKO in the first round. (Jan. 29, 2011)

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Herschel Walker celebrates after beating Scott Carson in
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Herschel Walker celebrates after beating Scott Carson in a Strikeforce heavyweight fight in San Jose, Calif. Walker won by TKO in the first round. (Jan. 29, 2011)

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 15, 2010,
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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, former NFL football player Herschel Walker looks on while training at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. Walker is scheduled to fight Scott Carson at a Strikeforce mixed martial arts event on Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 15, 2010,
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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, former NFL football player Herschel Walker, right, trains with Daniel Cormier at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. Walker is scheduled to fight Scott Carson at a Strikeforce mixed martial arts event on Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, center, smiles
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Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, center, smiles after a training session at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Herschel Walker pounds away on Greg Nagy during
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Herschel Walker pounds away on Greg Nagy during his mixed martial arts debut en route to a TKO win in the third round at Strikeforce on Jan. 30, 2010.

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Strikeforce heavyweight Herschel Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy,
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Strikeforce heavyweight Herschel Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy, will fight on Jan. 29, 2011.

Herschel Walker won a third-round TKO over Greg
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Herschel Walker won a third-round TKO over Greg Nagy during his mixed martial arts debut at Strikeforce on Jan. 30, 2010.

1982: HERSCHEL WALKER Running back, Georgia At the
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1982: HERSCHEL WALKER
Running back, Georgia
At the time, Walker was just the seventh junior to win the Heisman. He average 5.3 yards per carry and ran for more than 5,000 yards in three years. His biggest impact on sports, however, was when he left school early to sign with the USFL's New Jersey Generals.

Former Eagles and NFL running back Herschel Walker,
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Former Eagles and NFL running back Herschel Walker, 47, who is in training for his mixed martial arts debut, speaks to the media regarding his entrance to MMA from inside Gallagher's Steak House in New York, Wednesday, January 13, 2010. His first fight is January 30 in Miami. (Alfred Giancarli/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

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