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Herschel Walker speaks at National Infantry Museum

FORT BENNING, GA - A former Heisman trophy winner and NFL veteran told his story of diagnosis and treatment for mental health issues Friday at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

Herschel Walker, former University of Georgia running back, talked about his personal experiences with a condition that nearly drove him to suicide as told in his book "Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder."

Walker, who led the University of Georgia to a Sugar Bowl win and NCAA championship, was awarded the Heisman trophy in 1982.  He went on to play professional football for the United States Football League, the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. 

During the 12 seasons he played in the National Football League he rushed for more than 8,000 yards and scored 61 touchdowns.

He was also a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic bobsled team in Albertville, France.

Walker is now a resident of Dallas, Texas, where he is a successful businessman.

Source: Fort Benning Office of Public Affairs

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