Herschel Walker to return to University of Georgia after election defeat

The former Senate candidate in the 2022 midterms will return to the educational institution where he rose to fame as a football player.

Herschel Walker is well known for his football career, which saw him play 12 seasons in the NFL and be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. However, he has been in the national spotlight for the past few years for his political career, particularly for the 2022 midterm elections, when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Senator Raphael Warnock (D).

With the full support of Donald Trump, he won the Republican primaries under the slogan "Run Herschel Run," emulating his athletic career. Although polls had him as the favorite heading into the general election, he finished second in the first round, a little less than one percentage point behind the Democrat.

In the second round, without Brian Kemp to bring him closer to the finish line, he fell to defeat by just over three points. "One of the things I want to tell everyone is to never stop dreaming. I don't want any of us to stop dreaming. I don't want any of us to stop believing in America. I want them to believe in America and to continue to believe in the Constitution and, above all, to believe in our elected officials," he said in his post-results speech.

Since then, he has kept a low profile, which he maintained until last Thursday, June 15, when the news emerged that he will return to college, specifically to one where he was very happy. A spokesman for the University of Georgia confirmed that the former candidate is enrolled as a student for the next academic year.

During the Senate campaign, Walker claimed to have a degree in criminal justice, which he later retracted. As he clarified, he left college in his junior year to join the NFL.