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Herschel Walker visits McMinn Co. and talks about NFL comeback

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB) -- It was early September 1980, Georgia Head Coach Vince Dooley told the new freshman in town Herschel Walker he could travel with the team to Knoxville for the season opener, but he wasn't going to play.

UT fans only wish Coach Dooley kept his word. Walker entered the game late, down 15-2. He scored twice and Georgia won by 16-15. That was the start of Walker's record breaking season and Georgia's last consensus National Championship.

That was just one story the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner shared in Athens Tennessee today on Monday.

Herschel Walker was the key note speaker at the annual Athens Chamber of Commerce fundraiser.

He talked about his youth where battled obesity and hid from bullies, he talked about his faith and his motivation to work harder than everyone else to get where he is.

The highs and the lows, Walker shared it all.

He talked about his decision to leave Georgia early and sign with Donald Trump's USFL team and at 52, Walker says he could still compete in the NFL.

So with Herschel's friend Donald Trump possibly pursuing the Buffalo Bills, Herschel says a return isn't out of the question, "it would be hard because of the business side, there's no doubt I know I could play. I think the business makes it difficult for me but if Donald came and said Herschel we want you to help out with the team. You know player/coach, that's something I would do for him because, Donald Trump, I respect him a great deal."

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