Herschel Walker may be best known as the speedy running back who won the 1982 Heisman Trophy while playing at the University of Georgia, but he can also whip up a mean shrimp with grits and peach cobbler.
The retired Dallas Cowboys star beat other celebrities this week on the reality show “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off” on the Food Network. Walker donated his $50,000 prize to Patriot Support, a charity that provides mental health services to troops and their families.
“I knew I could compete, but I didn’t know if I could compete cooking and I did,” Walker told the newspaper. “Sort of like when I won the Heisman Trophy, a big smile comes over your face. That is awesome!”
Walker was part of Guy Fieri’s team. His final challenge meal consisted of shrimp and grits, southern-style chicken and peach cobbler, the newspaper said. “This is restaurant quality food,” said one of the judges.
As a result of his win, Walker says he might pitch a Food Network show focused on Southern cooking that he would star in.
>>Read more of the newspaper's interview with Herschel Walker at: http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2014/02/11/ugas-herschel-walker-wins-rachael-vs-guy-celebrity-cook-o...