According to Fanhouse, Herschel Walker is contemplating making a comeback at the age of 48.
"I know I can play," Walker said on a Monday conference call that was intended to promote his Jan. 29 Strikeforce MMA match. "If I continue to stay in the shape I'm in now, I know I can play when I'm 50. Right now, if you asked if I can play today, there's absolutely no doubt in my mind I can play football today, that I can help out a team today.
So could the NFL bar Walker from playing strictly based on his age?
No. The NFL does not have a maximum age for NFL players, and therefore players of any age may play. As well, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids employment discrimination against anyone over the age of 40 years in the United States.
Walker recently said that in February 2010, he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.38 or 4.39.
This would be great to see.
Some good stuff on Walker's training and eating regimen in Jeff Pearlman's book on the Dallas Cowboys, Boys Will Be Boys.