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Encyclopedia > Eddie George
Eddie George
Date of birth September 24, 1973 (1973-09-24) (age 33)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position(s) Running back
College Ohio State
NFL Draft 1996 / Round 1 / Pick 14
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Awards 1995 Heisman Trophy
1996 AP NFL Offensive R.O.Y.
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1996
1997-2003

2004
Houston Oilers
Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans
Dallas Cowboys

Edward Nathan George, Jr. (born September 24, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back of the NFL. He played for the Tennessee Titans both in Tennessee and in Houston when the franchise was known as the Houston Oilers, and spent his final season with the Dallas Cowboys. He is best known for his career with Tennessee Titans. is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducation public research university in the state of Ohio. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1998 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1998 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1999 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 7, 1999 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2000 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 2000 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2001 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 4, 2001 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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High school career

Eddie attended Abington Senior High School until the 11th grade. Soon he 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 vigorous military lifestyle. George went on to rush for 1,372 yards in his fifth season at FUMA, attracting the attention of several major colleges. He went on to attend college at the Ohio State University. Abington Senior High School is a high school (Grades: 10-12) located in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Fork Union Military Academy is a Baptist military school in Fork Union, Virginia. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducation public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


College career

As a freshman running back for the Buckeyes, George was an instant contributor. He scored 3 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 committed a fumble at 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 period, George committed another fumble, this one on Illinois' 1-yard line. Illinois recovered the fumble and drove for the game winning touchdown. Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Before the Illinois game, George had carried the ball 25 times and scored 5 touchdowns, but for the rest of the season, he had only 12 more rushing attempts and didn't score once. In the following season, George was used as the team's third string running back, behind Raymont Harris. He carried the ball only 42 times, mostly when Ohio State had a large lead late in games. However, as a junior, George became the team's starting running back and went on to rush for 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns. Raymont LaShawn Harris (born December 23, 1970 in Lorain, Ohio) is a former American football running back in the NFL. He spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots. ...


As a senior in the 1995 season, George rushed for a school record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, an average of 152.2 yards per game. 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 since committing his 2 fumbles in the Illinois game as a freshman, George had over 600 rushing attempts and fumbled only 6 times. Ohio State finished the season with an 11-1 record and George won the Heisman Trophy in the closest vote in the history of the award at the time, beating University of Nebraska's Tommie Frazier by 264 ballots. George lost his last game as a Buckeye to the University of Tennessee Volunteers 14-20 in the Florida Citrus Bowl. George's ineffectiveness was a key to the Vols victory. Following the season, he was the first-round draft selection of the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans). George left Ohio State second in school history in career rushing yards (3,768) and third in rushing touchdowns (44). The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... Tommie Frazier (born on July 16, 1974 in Bradenton, Florida) is a former NCAA football quarterback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


NFL career

George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, and was the Oilers/Titans' starting tailback until 2003, never missing a start due to injury. He made the Pro Bowl 4 times (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' 3 playoff games that year, and went on to rush for 95 yards, catch 2 passes for 35 yards, and score 2 touchdowns in the Super Bowl. NFL redirects here. ... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys on July 23, 2004 for $1.5 million plus incentives that could have earned him more than the $4.25 million he would have made under his contract with the Titans, who released him on July 21 in part due to salary cap considerations. He is out of football as of the 2005 NFL season. Though he has not yet announced his retirement, it is unlikely he will ever play again. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ...


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


Television work

George has done numerous television work he has hosted a video-game themed show (G4's Training Camp) and now hosts a pregame show with Jason Sehorn, Tim Brown, and Fox Sports Insider Jay Glazer. Jason Heath Sehorn (born April 15, 1971 in Sacramento, California) is a former professional football player in the National Football League. ... Tim Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a retired National Football League player who was predominantly used as a wide receiver and also as a kick and punt returner early in his career. ... Jay Glazer (born December 26, 1969) is a senior writer for FOXSports. ...


In 2006 Eddie helped a teen become Prom King at Westerville South High School (Ohio) in Westerville, Ohio for an episode of the MTV show Made. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Westerville South High School is a public high school located in Westerville, Ohio, northeast of Columbus, Ohio. ... Westerville is a city in Franklin and Delaware Counties in Ohio. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Made is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who wish to be made into singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc. ...


George served as a pre-game analyst for the 2007 BCS Championship Game on FOX, and is well known for handing out OSU hats and apparel to fellow analysts during the Buckeyes' 41-14 loss to Florida. He could be seen cheering on the sidelines during most of the game.


Eddie and his wife Taj currently star in the TV One reality series I Married A Baller.


Personal

  • George is married to Tamara "Taj" Johnson, a member of the R&B group SWV. He has two sons, Eriq Michael George, from his marriage to Tamara, and Jaire David George, from a previous relationship.
  • On October 1, 2006, George was appointed spokesperson for Tennessee's GetFitTN program by Gov. Phil Bredesen. The initiative is aimed at the prevention of Type 2 diabetes and the promotion of healthier, more active lifestyles.

SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1974), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1974), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1973). ...

Trivia

  • George's mother, Donna, had changed her schedule as a flight attendant (at the request of Eddie's agent, Lamont Smith) to be in San Antonio for Eddie's signing of his first NFL contract on July 19, 1996. If she hadn't, she would have been aboard TWA Flight 800, which had crashed shortly after takeoff two days earlier. [1]
  • In 1995, George's Heisman Trophy was damaged when he put it through an X-ray machine at a New York airport. [2]
  • Eddie was a member of the youth program Royal Rangers
  • Eddie is also a huge fan of the Tommy Taylor Jr. sketch comedy T.V. show.
  • On Saturday, April 28, 2007, Eddie ran the Country Music Half Marathon (ending just outside LP Field) 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.[3]

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Career Rushing Statistics

Year Team Games Attempts Yards YPA TDs
1996 Houston Oilers 16 335 1,368 4.1 8
1997 Tennessee Oilers 16 357 1,399 3.9 6
1998 Tennessee Oilers 16 348 1,294 3.7 5
1999 Tennessee Titans 16 320 1,304 4.1 9
2000 Tennessee Titans 16 403 1,509 3.7 14
2001 Tennessee Titans 16 315 939 3.0 5
2002 Tennessee Titans 16 343 1,165 3.4 12
2003 Tennessee Titans 16 312 1,031 3.3 5
2004 Dallas Cowboys 14 132 432 3.3 4
Career HOU / TEN / DAL 142 2865 10441 3.6 68

The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Further reading

Pennington, Bill. The Heisman, Great American Stories of the Men Who Won. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers P, 2004. ISBN 0-06-055471-1 pages 305-313.(1), (2), (3)


External links

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Rashaan Salaam
Heisman Trophy Winner
1995
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Danny Wuerffel
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Kerry Collins
Maxwell Award Winner
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Kerry Collins
Big Ten Football MVP
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Orlando Pace
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Eddie George - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1024 words)
George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, and was the Titans' starting tailback until 2003, never missing a start due to injury.
George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys on July 23, 2004 for $1.5 million plus incentives that could have earned him more than the $4.25 million he would have made under his contract with the Titans, who released him on July 21 in part due to salary cap considerations.
Eddie is now involved in the restaurant business, with the Eddie George Sports Grille in downtown Nashville, TN, where he played for the Tennessee Titans, and Eddie George’s Grille 27 in Columbus, OH, next to his alma mater, The Ohio State University.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame (265 words)
George turned in the most dominant performance of his stellar young career, rushing for 1,304 yards and nine touchdowns, a career high, while leading his team to the AFC Championship and ultimately Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta.
During the 1999 season, George also set career highs in receptions (47), yards receiving (458), receiving touchdowns (4) and total touchdowns (13), and joined Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell and Barry Sanders as the only backs to rush for 1,200 yards in each of their first four seasons.
Drafted by the former Oilers in the first round (14th overall) in 1996, Eddie George became the fourth Heisman Trophy winner to be drafted by the Houston organization.
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