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This Day in Georgia History

June 10, 1985

Walker Set USFL Record

Former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker set a USFL record as a running back on the New Jersey Generals by breaking the 2,000-yard mark in a 31-24 win over Jacksonville. Walker’s record was only surpassed by two NFL running backs - O.J. Simpson (2,003 yards in 1973) and Erik Dickerson (2,105 yards in 1984).

To view an image of Herschel Walker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.