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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Herschel Walker in SLC

Posted By on September 13, 2011, 9:41 AM

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Get a chance to meet a Heisman Trophy-winner and pro football legend in Salt Lake City this week. ---

Herschel Walker -- 1982 Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Georgia, NFL Pro Bowl running back and recent convert to MMA fighter -- comes to Utah as part of his ongoing mission to address mental-health issues. In 2008, Walker published his autobiography, Breaking Free, in which he recounted his lifelong struggle with dissociative identity disorder, claiming that he does not remember at all some of the key moments in his life and career. Walker will be providing a keynote address at a private luncheon for Salt Lake Behavioral Health, and visiting Camp Williams and the Wahlen VA Medical Center.

But for the general public, there will be a chance to meet the football legend for autographs and book signings at the Gateway Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Purchase Walker's book, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Utah chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Maybe you can ask about his comment this year about wanting to attempt an NFL comeback at the age of 50, or even about those awful new University of Georgia football uniforms.

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