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Eddie George

Eddie George
No. 27
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-09-24) September 24, 1973
Place of birth: 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
Average: 3.6
Touchdowns: 78
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Edward Nathan George, Jr. (born September 24, 1973) is a former American college and professional Taj was a contestant.

In 2006, George appeared in a performance of "God's Trombones" at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville.

In 2012, George portrayed the title role in "Julius Caesar" for Nashville Shakespeare Festival's winter show.

In 2014, George portrayed the title role in "Othello" for Nashville Shakespeare Festival's winter show.

In 2015, George appeared as himself on Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC.

George is currently a judge on NBC's American Dream Builders.

On October 26, 2015, it was announced that George would be making his Broadway debut in Chicago, playing the role of Billy Flynn from January 11, 2016 through February 28, 2016.[5]

Personal life

George's mother 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 crashed shortly after takeoff two days earlier.[6]

George has two sons—Jaire David George, from a previous relationship, and Eriq Michael George, by his wife Tamara "Taj" Johnson, a member of the R&B group SWV and contestant on Survivor: Tocantins.

With partners, George has opened sports-themed restaurants in

  • Career statistics and player information from • ESPN • CBS Sports • Yahoo! Sports • • Pro-Football-Reference • Rotoworld
  • Eddie George Enterprises
  • Eddie George at the Heisman Trophy official website
  • Eddie George's Grille 27

External links

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

Further reading

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Career Flashback: Former Titans RB Eddie George
  3. ^ "Lowest yards per carry, 1920-2014". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
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  6. ^ texnews sports
  7. ^ Archived from the original on January 11, 2007. 
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  9. ^ Nick Timirao, Obama Looks to Score Big, The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2008.
  10. ^ Ryan Morton (Winter 2009). "NFL Pros Come To Kellogg". Retrieved October 7, 2012. 


See also

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 142 2865 10441 3.6 68

Career rushing statistics

George graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, earning an MBA in the Executive MBA program.[10]

[9].presidential bid's Barack Obama Senator On October 1, 2006, George was appointed spokesperson for Tennessee's GetFitTN program by Gov. [7] Made an appearance on the reality show

Eddie made a cameo appearance in the TV Show Coach starring Craig T. Nelson.

Eddie made a cameo appearance in the movie The Game Plan starring Dwayne Johnson.

Hosts a show on Big Ten Network called The Quad.

Eddie also made a credited cameo appearance in the movie Into the Sun starring Steven Seagal.

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

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 the University of Florida. He could be seen cheering on the sidelines during most of the game.

In 2006, Eddie helped a teen become Prom King at Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio for an episode of the MTV show Made.

In 1998, George appeared as a guest star on Nash Bridges as a football star named Leon Washington.

George has done extensive television work. He has hosted a video-game themed show (G4's Training Camp), now hosts a pregame show with Jason Sehorn, Tim Brown, and Fox Sports Insider Jay Glazer, and now the studio analyst on Fox College Football on FX and Fox. He also does Tennessee Titans preseason games as a color commentator.

Hosting and performing career

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

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, 2004 in part due to salary cap considerations. George only started 8 games for Dallas, rushing for 432 yards on 132 carries. He retired from the NFL before the 2005 season.

[4] George's decline in production along with numerous toe and ankle injuries were contributing factors in Titans owner [3] Though George rushed for 1000 yards in all but one season with Tennessee, 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.

George was the first-round draft selection (14th overall pick) of the [2]

Professional career

On May 19, 2011, it was announced that George would be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[1]

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 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 attended

College career

George was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 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.

Early life


  • Early life 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Hosting and performing career 4
  • Personal life 5
  • Career rushing statistics 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10


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