Herschel Walker has been in the news recently for his criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s poor handling of the national anthem protests. Walker is now showing his support for America’s military heroes and first responders in a BIG way, as reported by Fox News.

Walker has decided to gift a free customized, hand-painted, American-made 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, worth $80,000 for a hero of the US uniformed and emergency services unit.

Walker has been outspoken in his opposition to the NFL Anthem protests that have been going on. He particularly blames Roger Goodell for not quelling the protests early on before it got out of hand.

“I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner,” he said. “I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.”

The former Heisman Trophy winner doesn’t beat around the bush. “Guys, let me tell you this,” he said. “Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”

This is why America loves Herschel Walker. Walker’s statements about the anthem protests will resonate with NFL players because of his Hall of Fame career on the field and off the field. He shows that you can still be a supporter of the black lives matter movement, but acknowledge that there is a smarter way of protesting than disrespecting the national anthem.

Walker was a former player on President Trump’s short-lived USFL New Jersey Generals in the ‘80s, and he knows a few things about business.

Walker is at the helm of a string of successful businesses, which include the Renaissance Man Food Services, and was honored for smashing records in the US and Canada as a minority-owned food processor.

He signed with Rocky Ridge Trucks to promote the manufacturer’s True American Hero Truck Giveaway contest (gives.rockyridgetrucks.com).

The winner of the national contest, that provides the customized Chevy Silverado, will be an individual with exemplary records of public service in the military, or as a domestic first responder. Finalists will be invited to the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas in March for a drawing to select the winner.