Flashback Friday: Herschel Walker – Johnson County High School (Georgia)

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Today, we’ll start a new feature called Flashback Friday that takes readers back-in-time for stories about some of the game’s greatest players during their high school days. Flashback Friday has direct ties to my book High School Football in Texas: Amazing Football Stories from the Greatest Players of Texas that I created to allow players the ability to reminisce about their high school football memories.

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We start with Herschel Walker, who played played at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville, Georgia. Below, you can see the man who looked like a man among boys.

Walker had a record-setting senior season that led to a state championship in 1979. He rushed for a state record 3,167 yards. He finished his career with 86 touchdowns and 6,137 yards.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.