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.