The BC Lions have announced that the guest speaker at the 2012 Orange Helmet Awards will be 1982 Heisman trophy winner, former NFL star and current mixed martial artist Herschel Walker.
In addition to his standout collegiate career at the University of Georgia (which includes three consecutive years where he received All-American honours, set 10 NCAA records and 30 Georgia all-time records), he also had a 12-year career in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. He has been competing professionally in mixed martial arts since 2009.
Ticket information for this year's Orange Helmet Awards has also been announced. Football BC affiliates can purchase tickets for a special rate of $175 per individual or $1,750 for a table of 10. The corporate rate is $250 per individual or $2,500 for a table of 10. Complete details including ordering information can be found here.
This year's dinner will be held on March 30, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.