Is Kenneth Walker related to Herschel Walker? Family links explained

Jake Nichol October 31, 2021
Is Kenneth Walker related to Herschel Walker? Family links explained
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Kenneth Walker III starred as Michigan State beat Michigan on Saturday, but is he related to former NFL player Herschel Walker?

Kenneth Walker stars in Michigan State win

In their annual grudge match on Saturday, Kenneth Walker III was among those lining up for the Michigan State Spartans.

Against their Michigan Wolverines rivals, the State Spartans were looking for a second consecutive win in the match.

The young running back, who attended school in Tennessee, transferred to the team in 2020 from Wake Forest.

In the game on Saturday, he ran for 193 yards and posted five touchdowns.

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He helped the Spartans bounce back from a 23-14 deficit at half-time to come back and win 37-33 at East Lansing.

Walker’s five rushing touchdowns against the Wolverines puts him in an exclusive club of one for the Spartans.

His stunning performance left some wondering whether he is related to former NFL star Herschel Walker.

Here are all the details.

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Are Kenneth and Herschel Walker related?

Kenneth and Herschel Walker are not related to each other.

The most logical relationship would be father/son, but the two are not blood relatives.

They just share the common surname of Walker.

Does Herschel have any children?

Herschel Walker is known as one of the greatest college footballers of all time.

He was inducted into the college football Hall of Fame in 1999, after his NFL career had finished.

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He is currently a co-chair on the President’s Council of Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

Walker took up the post during Donald Trump’s presidency,

He is continuing in it under President Trump’s, successor Joe Biden.

Despite not being related to Kenneth Walker III, former Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel does have children.

Born and raised in the state of Georgia, he married his childhood sweetheart Cindy DeAngelis Grossman in 1983.

Their only child, a son, was born in 1999.

His name is Christian Walker.

He works as a conservative, right-wing internet personality.

Walker has over 390,000 followers on Instagram.

His parents divorced in 2002.

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Jake can usually be found writing about or watching anything to do with motorsport – from Formula 1 to NASCAR to British Truck Racing. His work as a motorsport journalist has been published by the likes of Autosport, Motorsport.com and Motorsport News – all highly respected names. Away from racing he is a keen amateur astronomer, podcast listener and enjoys long walks in the park with his three dogs.