Control of the United States Senate is up for grabs next November.
Republicans need to flip just one Democrat held seat to win back the majority.
And all hell broke loose when Donald Trump suggested this football legend run for the Senate.
Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia will be one of the most hotly contested Senate matchups in America.
Republicans are searching for a candidate after former Senator David Perdue said he would not run to win back his old job.
Enter Donald Trump.
An email sent from his Save America PAC endorsed former Georgia Bulldog legend Herschel Walker for Senate in Georgia.
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia? He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run Herschel, run!” Trump’s statement read.
Herschel Walker put Georgia football on the map.
Walker starred for three years “between the hedges,” where he rushed for 5,259 yards and 49 touchdowns and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy.
With Walker galloping over opponents from 1980 to 1982, Georgia went 33-3 and won its only national title with a perfect 12-0 season in 1980.
If Walker enters the Senate race, he brings instant name recognition and hero status in the Peach State.
Trump endorsing Walker may also head off an expensive primary and allow Walker to train all his fire on Warnock.
The last several years have seen athletes on the Left become very politically active.
But conservatives have largely kept quiet out of fear of media backlash.
Herschel Walker running for Senate could shatter that status quo and help Republicans win back control of the Senate.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.