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Eddie George: The Heisman-Winning Human Bulldozer | A Football Life | NFL Films
Eddie George: The Heisman-Winning Human Bulldozer | A Football Life | NFL Films
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: NFL Films
Classic Tailback - Eddie George Ohio State Highlights
Classic Tailback - Eddie George Ohio State Highlights
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: PockyCandy
Eddie George: A Football Life | Extended Trailer | NFL Films
Eddie George: A Football Life | Extended Trailer | NFL Films
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: NFL Films
Eddie George Through The Years - Gameday 97 - Madden 06
Eddie George Through The Years - Gameday 97 - Madden 06
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: MilesDawkins247
Eddie George
Eddie George's record day (36 carries, 314 yards, 3 TDs) - Illinois 1995
Published: 2011/05/26
Channel: ourhonordefend
Is Derrick Henry the Next Eddie George or Brandon Jacobs? | Move the Sticks 360 Series | NFL
Is Derrick Henry the Next Eddie George or Brandon Jacobs? | Move the Sticks 360 Series | NFL
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: NFL
Eddie George - Athlete Stories
Eddie George - Athlete Stories
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Beyond Ball
Eddie George:
Eddie George: 'It Wasn't Supposed To End Like This'
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: HuffPost Live
Eddie George Explains How He Went From The NFL To Broadway
Eddie George Explains How He Went From The NFL To Broadway
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Eddie George(Classic Titans vs Jags 2000 game)
Eddie George(Classic Titans vs Jags 2000 game)
Published: 2011/05/11
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George TD (Super Bowl XXXIV)
Eddie George TD (Super Bowl XXXIV)
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: Benny Colts
Eddie George Stiff Arms Ray Lewis
Eddie George Stiff Arms Ray Lewis
Published: 2012/08/08
Channel: tirob96
Heisman to Heisman: Derrick Henry and Eddie George
Heisman to Heisman: Derrick Henry and Eddie George
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: ESPNCreativeWorks
Eddie George runs over John Lynch 2003
Eddie George runs over John Lynch 2003
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George gets Smacked by Robert Griffith 2002
Eddie George gets Smacked by Robert Griffith 2002
Published: 2011/01/29
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George to Ezekiel Elliott: Man Up | TMZ Sports
Eddie George to Ezekiel Elliott: Man Up | TMZ Sports
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: TMZSports
Heisman Highlights - Eddie George
Heisman Highlights - Eddie George
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: ESPNCreativeWorks
Emotional Eddie George Remembers Steve McNair
Emotional Eddie George Remembers Steve McNair
Published: 2009/07/06
Channel: Associated Press
Nasty Eddie George Run vs 49ers 1996
Nasty Eddie George Run vs 49ers 1996
Published: 2011/06/18
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George 68 yard td run
Eddie George 68 yard td run
Published: 2011/01/24
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George on The Rich Eisen Show (Full Interview) 10/14/14
Eddie George on The Rich Eisen Show (Full Interview) 10/14/14
Published: 2014/10/14
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Eddie George:24 yard run Cowboys vs Giants 2004
Eddie George:24 yard run Cowboys vs Giants 2004
Published: 2011/06/21
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George on Terry Glenn:
Eddie George on Terry Glenn: 'Being His Teammate Was Really Special' | TMZ Sports
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: TMZSports
Bill Romanowski vs Eddie George
Bill Romanowski vs Eddie George
Published: 2011/11/26
Channel: rolfdog2k1
Eddie George Speaks Transitioning from Football to Broadway & Names Top 3 Philly Rappers of All-Time
Eddie George Speaks Transitioning from Football to Broadway & Names Top 3 Philly Rappers of All-Time
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Sway's Universe
Eddie and Tamara George - How Did They Meet?
Eddie and Tamara George - How Did They Meet?
Published: 2011/11/17
Channel: AbingdonBooks
TEDxNashville - Eddie George - 3/21/10
TEDxNashville - Eddie George - 3/21/10
Published: 2010/05/03
Channel: TEDx Talks
MADDEN 2004 GAMEPLAY PS2: colts vs titans #TBT Eddie George is a Beast
MADDEN 2004 GAMEPLAY PS2: colts vs titans #TBT Eddie George is a Beast
Published: 2014/04/24
Channel: MilesDawkins247
NFL Great Eddie George on Being the Rookie in Broadway
NFL Great Eddie George on Being the Rookie in Broadway's CHICAGO
Published: 2016/01/08
Channel: Broadwaycom
Eddie George 61yd scamper, eventual TD - Notre Dame 1995
Eddie George 61yd scamper, eventual TD - Notre Dame 1995
Published: 2008/05/07
Channel: ourhonordefend
CAN STEVE MCNAIR, EDDIE GEORGE AND THE TENNESSEE TITANS WIN THE SB VS. THE RAMS IN MADDEN 17?!
CAN STEVE MCNAIR, EDDIE GEORGE AND THE TENNESSEE TITANS WIN THE SB VS. THE RAMS IN MADDEN 17?!
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Ckbirds
Eddie George speaking at MBA Commencement 2017
Eddie George speaking at MBA Commencement 2017
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Montgomery Bell Academy
Eddie George Thursday Night Football - Titans VS Jaguars
Eddie George Thursday Night Football - Titans VS Jaguars
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: jessicasteindorff
Ezekiel Elliott: More Eddie George or "Beanie" Wells? | NFL Total Access
Ezekiel Elliott: More Eddie George or "Beanie" Wells? | NFL Total Access
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: NFL Network
Steve Mcnair A Football Life
Steve Mcnair A Football Life
Published: 2017/10/22
Channel: Zach Crutcher Sports Highlights
Eddie George College GameDay Picks | LIVE 9-9-17
Eddie George College GameDay Picks | LIVE 9-9-17
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Samantha's Secret Classic Collection
Eddie George shows Cowboys his speed!
Eddie George shows Cowboys his speed!
Published: 2011/05/11
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George Mother
Eddie George Mother
Published: 2008/06/28
Channel: David Sirak
A second act for the NFL
A second act for the NFL's Eddie George: Shakespeare
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: 60 Minutes
Eddie George: Realizing Your Dreams (LIFE Today)
Eddie George: Realizing Your Dreams (LIFE Today)
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: lifetodaytv
Eddie George: OJ Simpson Had Real Talent Before, You Know | TMZ Sports
Eddie George: OJ Simpson Had Real Talent Before, You Know | TMZ Sports
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: TMZSports
Eddie George 37 yard td
Eddie George 37 yard td
Published: 2011/02/12
Channel: MrOyeah27
Eddie George Talks Acting, Shakespeare And Football
Eddie George Talks Acting, Shakespeare And Football
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: ThePostGame
Eddie & Taj George Talk Marriage, Dreams & More with the founders of Get Your 2 Now  - Episode 25
Eddie & Taj George Talk Marriage, Dreams & More with the founders of Get Your 2 Now - Episode 25
Published: 2013/09/06
Channel: CShopTV
Eddie George On His Low Point
Eddie George On His Low Point
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: HuffPost Live
Eddie George Loves His Underdog Buckeyes - ESPN First Take
Eddie George Loves His Underdog Buckeyes - ESPN First Take
Published: 2015/01/26
Channel: FCSports2
Survivor: Tocantins - Taj and Eddie George
Survivor: Tocantins - Taj and Eddie George
Published: 2009/05/08
Channel: CBS
Late Night with Neil Everett - Extended Interview w/ Eddie George and Troy Smith
Late Night with Neil Everett - Extended Interview w/ Eddie George and Troy Smith
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: ESPNCreativeWorks
Best Pack Pull Reaction EVER - EDDIE GEORGE! - NCAA 14 Ultimate Team
Best Pack Pull Reaction EVER - EDDIE GEORGE! - NCAA 14 Ultimate Team
Published: 2013/07/09
Channel: xRyan915
Eddie George
Eddie George
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: MrOyeah27
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Eddie George
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George in 2007.
No. 27
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1973-09-24) September 24, 1973 (age 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Fork Union (VA) Military Academy
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 10,441
Yards per carry: 3.6
Rushing touchdowns: 68
Player stats at NFL.com

Edward Nathan George Jr. (born September 24, 1973) is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University and won the Heisman Trophy in 1995. He was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Tennessee Titans (both in Tennessee and in Houston when the franchise was known as the Houston Oilers). George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.[1] Post-football, George earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In 2016, he appeared on Broadway in the play Chicago as the hustling lawyer Billy Flynn.[2]

Early life[edit]

George was born in Philadelphia.[3] He played Pop Warner football for the Abington Raiders. He attended Abington Senior High School until the tenth grade, and then transferred to Fork Union Military Academy. George made the decision to stay at Fork Union Military Academy for a fifth prep school year. Such choices are commonly made by high school football players hoping to improve their recruitment status with colleges, but for George it meant another year of the rigorous military lifestyle. George rushed for 1,372 yards in his fifth season at FUMA, attracting the attention of several major colleges.

College career[edit]

George attended Ohio State University, where he majored in landscape architecture and played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. As a freshman running back, George scored three rushing touchdowns in a win over Syracuse University. However, he suffered a major setback in a game against the University of Illinois. In that game, George lost a fumble at the Illinois' 4-yard line that was returned 96 yards for a touchdown. Later in the game, with Ohio State leading by 2 points in the final quarter, George fumbled again, this time on Illinois' 1-yard line. Illinois recovered the fumble and drove for the game-winning touchdown.

Before the Illinois game, George had carried the ball 25 times and scored 5 touchdowns, but he had only 12 more rushing attempts and no more touchdowns for the rest of the year. In the following season, George was listed in the depth chart as the team's third string running back, behind Raymont Harris. He carried the ball 42 times, mostly when Ohio State had a large lead late in games. As a junior, George became the team's starting running back and went on to rush for 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns.

As a senior in the 1995 season, George rushed for a school record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, an average of 148.23 yards per game, while also catching 44 passes for 399 yards and another score (George only caught 16 passes in his first three seasons). One of his best performances of the year was in a 45-26 win over the University of Notre Dame, where he rushed for 207 yards, his third 200-yard game of the season. He also rushed for a school-record 314 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in OSU's victory over Illinois.

In the 3 years after his 2 fumbles as a freshman, George had over 600 rushing attempts and fumbled only 6 times. Ohio State finished the season with a 10-2 record. George was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. He won the Heisman Trophy in the closest vote in the history of the award at the time, beating the University of Nebraska's Tommie Frazier by 264 votes. George left Ohio State second in school history in career rushing yards (3,768) and third in rushing touchdowns (44). Overall, he finished with 4,284 all-purpose yards, 45 touchdowns, and a 5.5 yards per carry average.

George was the first-round draft selection (14th overall pick) of the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) in the 1996 NFL Draft. George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, and was the Oilers/Titans' starting tailback through 2003, never missing a start. He made the Pro Bowl four consecutive years (1997–2000), and assisted the Titans to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, where they lost to the St. Louis Rams 23-16. George gained 391 combined rushing and receiving yards in the Titans' three playoff games that year and rushed for 95 yards, caught two passes for 35 yards, and scored two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.

College statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP Att Yards Avg TDs Rec Yards TDs
1992 Ohio State 11 37 176 4.8 5
1993 Ohio State 12 42 223 5.3 3
1994 Ohio State 13 276 1,442 5.2 12 16 117 0
1995 Ohio State 13 328 1,927 5.9 24 47 417 1
College Totals 49 683 3,768 5.5 44 63 534 1

Professional career[edit]

George was the first-round draft selection (14th overall pick) of the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) in 1996 NFL Draft. George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, and was the Oilers/Titans' starting tailback through 2003, never missing a start. He made the Pro Bowl four consecutive years (1997–2000), and assisted the Titans to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, where they lost to the St. Louis Rams 23-16. George gained 391 combined rushing and receiving yards in the Titans' three playoff games that year and went on to rush for 95 yards, catch two passes for 35 yards, and score two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.

George is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown. Only Walter Payton (170) started more consecutive regular-season games than George's 130.[4]

Though George rushed for 1,000 yards in all but one season, numerous sports writers suggested that a heavy workload caused a decline in George's productivity. In five of his eight seasons with the Titans, George carried the ball over 330 times. In 2001, George averaged just 2.98 per carry, the fourth lowest number in league history among running backs with more than 200 rushing attempts in a season.[5] George's decline in production along with several toe and ankle injuries were contributing factors in Titans owner Bud Adams' decision to release him on July 21, 2004 in part due to salary cap considerations,after George would not agree to a pay cut.[6]

On July 23, 2004, George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys for $1.5 million plus incentives that could have earned him more than the $4.25 million he would have made under his previous contract with the Titans.[7] George only started 8 games for Dallas while rookie Julius Jones was out for two months with a fractured scapula. He became the backup running back when Jones returned midway through the season, finishing with 432 yards on 132 carries and 4 touchdowns. He officially retired in 2006.

His career totals include 10,441 rushing yards, 268 receptions, 2,227 receiving yards, and 78 touchdowns (68 rushing and ten receiving).

Personal life[edit]

On October 1, 2006, George was appointed spokesperson for Tennessee's GetFitTN program by Governor Phil Bredesen. The initiative is aimed at preventing Type 2 diabetes and the promotion of healthier, more active lifestyles. On Saturday, April 28, 2007, George ran the Country Music Half Marathon (ending just outside then LP Field, now Nissan Stadium) in an unofficial time of 2:04:08. He wore race number 27 during the race, just as he wore number 27 during his college and NFL careers. George later stated that completing the race was tougher than playing in the NFL. In 2008, George campaigned for Senator Barack Obama's presidential bid.[8]

George graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, earning an MBA in the Executive MBA program.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS Attempts Yards YPA TDs
1996 Houston Oilers 16 16 335 1,368 4.1 8
1997 Tennessee Oilers 16 16 357 1,399 3.9 6
1998 Tennessee Oilers 16 16 348 1,294 3.7 5
1999 Tennessee Titans 16 16 320 1,304 4.1 9
2000 Tennessee Titans 16 16 403 1,509 3.7 14
2001 Tennessee Titans 16 16 315 939 3.0 5
2002 Tennessee Titans 16 16 343 1,165 3.4 12
2003 Tennessee Titans 16 16 312 1,031 3.3 5
2004 Dallas Cowboys 13 8 132 432 3.3 4
Career 141 136 2,865 10,441 3.6 68

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deion Sanders, Lloyd Carr join Eddie George in Hall's Class of '11". Sports.espn.go.com. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  2. ^ Mike Freeman. "Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Eddie George's Incredible 2nd Act". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Eddie George". nfl.com. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ Career Flashback: Former Titans RB Eddie George Archived 2012-08-05 at WebCite
  5. ^ "Lowest yards per carry, 1920-2014". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Titans release Eddie George". 
  7. ^ "NFL Notebook: George signs Cowboys' contract". 
  8. ^ Nick Timirao, Obama Looks to Score Big, The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2008.
  9. ^ Ryan Morton (Winter 2009). "NFL Pros Come To Kellogg". northwestern.edu. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pennington, Bill (2004), The Heisman, Great American Stories of the Men Who Won, New York: HarperCollins, pp. 305–313, ISBN 0-06-055471-1 .

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