Eddie George

  • 4 × Pro Bowl (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • All- Pro ( 1999, 2000)
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year (1996 )
  • Heisman Trophy (1995 )

Edward Nathan " Eddie" George, Jr. (* September 24, 1973 ) is an American former American football player in the position of running backs. He played for the Houston Oilers ( Tennessee Titans later ) and the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League ( NFL).


George played college football for the Ohio State University, where he latched on in his final year (1995 ) as a senior with 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, setting a new record for the Ohio State University. He started this year 44 passes for 399 yards and another another touchdown. Ohio State finished the season with a record of ten wins and two defeats and Eddie George won the Heisman Trophy with the previously tightest result of all elections narrowly against Tommie Frazier, the quarterback of the University of Nebraska.


Houston Oilers / Tennessee Titans

After the season, George has been in the NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers in 1995 selected in the first round as 14 players. In his first year he ran 1,368 yards, scored eight touchdowns and won at the end of the season the NFL Rookie of the Year Award. In the 1999 season he moved with his, meanwhile relocated to Tennessee and renamed Titans, a team in the Super Bowl XXXIV, which they lost to the St. Louis Rams at 23:16. From the 1997 season until the 2000 season, George was elected four times in a row in the Pro Bowl. He played since his draft by the end of the 2003 season in every game of the regular season for the Oilers / Titans. He ran in every season except 2001 (939), more than 1,000 yards.

Dallas Cowboys

George signed on 23 July 2004 a contract with the Dallas Cowboys after the Titans had dismissed two days before him. For the Cowboys, he completed only eight games as a starter, before he ended his career after his only season for the Cowboys. For the Cowboys, he latched on to only 432 yards and four touchdowns.

In his NFL career, George ran for 10,441 yards, caught 268 passes for 2,227 yards and scored 78 more touchdowns (68 erlaufene and ten after caught passports).


On 16 May 2011 Eddie George's admission into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced.