NFL legend and former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, according to a report by former President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The announcement took place during an interview on the “Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” on Tuesday evening.
“He told me he’s going to, and I think he will,” Trump said, according to the Daily Caller. “I had dinner with him a week ago. He’s a great guy. He’s a patriot. He’s a very loyal person. They love him in Georgia.”
“He was the greatest running back in the history of the state,” Trump added. “He is one of the best in the history of the country.”
When asked how Walker would do running for Senate, Trump said, “I think he’d win. I think it would be very, very hard to beat Herschel. Beating him would be very tough. And I think he’s going to run.”
If Walker announces a run, he’ll serve as a potential Republican candidate against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022.
Warnock won a Georgia seat in a special election in January to help give his party a 50-50 tie in the Senate.
Walker would offer a strong candidate for Republicans in the Peach State. However, he would need to establish residency in Georgia, as Walker has been living in Texas where he long played football for the Dallas Cowboys.