Eddie George Elected to CFB Hall of Fame

By 11W Staff on May 16, 2011 at 4:01p

Regardless of who you ask, Eddie George will typically be near the top of the list of favorite former players for any Buckeye fan and for good reason. He captured the school's sixth Heisman Trophy following a 1,927-yard, 24 touchdown senior season, the highlight of which was a 314 yard performance against Illinois, to which he was serenaded with chants of "Ed-die!! Ed-die!!" by the sellout crowd in Ohio Stadium.

Today, he adds another honor to the long list of those he piled up at Ohio State and later in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans with his selection for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

During the telecast of College Football Live on ESPN, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that Eddie George, the star running back at Ohio State from 1992-95, will be a member of the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Class from the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A).

The 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Class will be inducted at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 6, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. They will be officially enshrined at the College Football Hall of Fame, tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2012. 

Congratulations, Eddie. You deserve it.


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Matt's picture

I smell a halftime ceremony involving Eddie, John Cooper, and a large framed object.

Scott K's picture

Hell yeah!  Congrats Eddie!!!!! Eddie!!! Eddie!!!!

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Congrats to Eddie, he has ALWAYS repped tOSU in the right way after he graduated. Especially the jabs he throws around on TV, without looking like an a-hole. He def. deserves the induction

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Scott K's picture

Eddie's game vs Illinios, breaking Keith Byars' single game rushing record.  Legend.


"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

Bucknut-in-the-South's picture

Not just a great player, but an outstanding and very smart man as well.  No one deserves the honor more than he does, not only for his legendary playing career, but also for the way he represents OSU off the field.  Raise a lager or two to the man from Philly!

Pam's picture

It's funny that when a former Buckeye gets in trouble ESPN always says "Ex-Ohio State player, Art Schlicter..."  Eddie gets in the HOF and it's "Eddie George selected for College Hall"

Brutus's picture

Flippin' sweet.  Congrats Eddie.  My third favorite Buckeye of all time (behind Keith Byars and Chris Spielman).  Had the Titans not ridden him so hard in the early years, the NFL Hall of Fame may have been a possibility as well.  One of my favorite Eddie moments came at halftime of the 2002 NC game against Miami.  The halftime crew had Eddie and Warren Sapp on and I think they asked them to predict the outcome of some other NFL game that weekend.  Eddie thought they were asking what would happen in the second half and he got all serious and explained how the Buckeyes were going to control the rest of the game and win (I think I'm remembering that correctly).  It was great watching him be an unapologetic homer. 

Great Buckeye.  Great dude.