29 Facts About Eddie George


Eddie George was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys.

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Eddie George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Post-football, Eddie George earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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Eddie George played Pop Warner football for the Abington Raiders.

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Eddie George attended Abington Senior High School until the tenth grade, and then transferred to Fork Union Military Academy.

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Eddie George made the decision to stay at Fork Union Military Academy for a fifth prep school year or postgraduate year.

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Such choices are commonly made by high school football players hoping to improve their recruitment status with colleges, but for Eddie George, it meant another year of the rigorous military lifestyle.

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Eddie George rushed for 1, 372 yards in his postgraduate season at FUMA, attracting the attention of several major colleges.

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Eddie George attended Ohio State University, where he majored in landscape architecture and played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.

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In that game, Eddie George lost a fumble at the Illinois 4-yard line that was returned 96 yards for a touchdown.

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Eddie George carried the ball 42 times, mostly when Ohio State had a large lead late in games.

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Eddie George rushed for a school-record 314 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in OSU's victory over Illinois.

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Eddie George left Ohio State second in school history in career rushing yards and third in rushing touchdowns (44).

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Eddie George was the first-round draft selection of the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) in the 1996 NFL Draft, being selected after Jerome Bettis elected to be traded to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers over the Oilers when the St Louis Rams replaced Bettis with Lawrence Phillips.

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Eddie George gained 391 combined rushing and receiving yards in the Titans' three playoff games that year and went on to rush for 95 yards, catching two passes for 35 yards, and score two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.

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Eddie George is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10, 000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown.

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On July 23, 2004, Eddie George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys for $1.

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Eddie George only started 8 games for Dallas while rookie Julius Jones was out for two months with a fractured scapula.

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Eddie George became the backup running back when Jones returned midway through the season, finishing with 432 yards on 132 carries and 4 touchdowns.

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Eddie George was named the head coach at Tennessee State on April 13, 2021.

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On October 1, 2006, Eddie George was appointed spokesperson for Tennessee's GetFitTN program by Governor Phil Bredesen.

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On Saturday, April 28, 2007, Eddie George ran the Country Music Half Marathon in an unofficial time of 2:04:08.

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Eddie George wore race number 27 during the race, just as he wore number 27 during his college and NFL careers.

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Eddie George later stated that completing the race was tougher than playing in the NFL.

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In 2008, Eddie George campaigned for Senator Barack Obama's presidential bid.

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Eddie George later graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, earning his MBA degree from the Executive MBA program.

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In 2004, Eddie George married American singer, rapper, actress, and author Tamara "Taj" Johnson.

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Eddie George's is best known for being a part of the group SWV and later being a contestant on the 18th season of the CBS reality show Survivor.

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Eddie George's jersey was retired by the Titans during a halftime ceremony against the Indianapolis Colts on September 15, 2019, along with former teammate Steve McNair who was killed in 2009.

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