Herschel Walker thinks he can make an NFL comeback well into his 50s

Former Pro Bowl running back Herschel Walker, 53, says he might try an NFL comeback sometime in the future

Herschel Walker has contemplated a return to the NFL but ended up deciding he should wait a little longer.

He's 53 years old right now.

"I've thought about it," Walker said on the "Boomer & Carton" radio show, "but I'm still fighting. I've got to get out of the fighting first. Once I get out of the MMA stuff, then I may go back and play. I want to be the George Foreman of football."

If anyone could make a pro football comeback in his mid-50s, it would be Walker, the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time Pro Bowl running back who hasn't played in the NFL since 1997.

He is known to keep himself in phenomenal shape, won a pair of Strikeforce fights by TKO a few years back and claims to have run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds just a year ago without actually training.

"There is not a doubt in my mind, if I played today, I can contribute to a team," Walker said. "Let me tell you the reason why: Running backs today don't play every play. They only play, like, a couple of plays and they go out of the game."

Also, he said, "I can return kickoffs. I still run very well, like I've always ran. So I know I can be a positive thing."

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