Oct. 28, 2011
WatchEddie George Video Interview
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday night, at halftime of Ohio State’s Homecoming game against the Wisconsin Badgers, Eddie George will be honored as the 23rd Buckeye football player to be enshrined into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. A 1995 team captain and the sixth Buckeye to win the Heisman Trophy, Eddie George truly left his mark on Ohio State.
- He holds the single season and single game rushing records…
- And he ranks second only to the great Archie Griffin in career yards.
- In 1995, he rushed for a school-record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns.
- No one will ever forget his memorable 314-yard game against Illinois or his 207-yard game vs. Notre Dame.
- Eddie was a consensus All-American in 1995 when he was also honored with the Maxwell, Walter Camp, Doak Walker and the Jim Brown Awards.
- A first-round draft pick by the Houston Oilers, Eddie was the 1996 NFL Rookie of the Year.
- He would go on to play nine years in the NFL and earn four Pro Bowl berths.
- He received his degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State in 2001, the same year his No. 27 jersey was retired by the school.
- Today, this businessman, radio personality, husband and father resides in Tennessee with his wife, Taj, and their sons Eriq and Jaire.
Click on the link above to watch an interview with Eddie George.