Eddie George to be Inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

January 31, 2014 at 12:09p    by DJ Byrnes    
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Eddie George Comin At Ya

Eddie George is getting another accolade on his venerable jacket. The star footballer, restaurateur and play actor will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on May 17th.

The 1995 Heisman trophy winner was the 14th overall pick by the then-Houston Oilers in 1996. He was named Rookie of the Year and was a four-time Pro-Bowler. His Titans came within a yard of winning Super Bowl XXXIV. (Super Bowl and college national championship are pretty much the only accolades Eddie never earned.) 

/Salute to Eddie George, a bonafide Ohio State legend.


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Killer nuts's picture

He deserves all the accolades he gets

Go1Bucks's picture

Congratulations Eddie G! You make Buckeyes proud in all you do.

Go Bucks!

jamesrbrown322's picture

My favorite Buckeye of all time. Total class act. Damn that 1995 offense was AMAZING!

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

JozyMozy's picture

Same here, without question. I was a full-blown Titans bandwaggoner for ~7 years solely because of how much I loved watching him run and how badly I wanted to see him win it all.
ONE
DAMN
YARD 
SHORT

Killer nuts's picture

Classic off the field eddie...

another-navy-buckeye's picture

Love this.  Congratulations, Eddie.

DenverBuckeye

BoFuquel's picture

Cograts. EDDIE!  GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Killer nuts's picture

Classic on the field Eddie

Hovenaut's picture

Goosebumps....to this day.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

CarolinaBuck's picture

I know this is a Eddie thread, but that 80 something yard TD pass to Terry Glenn has to be in the top 5 pass plays of all time.

JOhio1560's picture

I still remember that game! It's one of my all-time favorites. +1 for the Friday afternoon distraction.

"You Win With People" - Woody Hayes

NashBuckeye's picture

Loved the Highlights!  Eddie of course but it was cool to see Terry Glenn, Orlando Pace, Rickey Dudley at TE. 1995 was the first year I lived in Nashville but I made it back for both the Notre Dame and Illinois games.
Even though I have lived in Nashville since 1995, I never considered going to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame....This May that will change.
ED-DIE! ED-DIE! ED-DIE!

CarolinaBuck's picture

Eddie has more trophy's and awards after he retired than most players get while they're playing.

NitroBuck's picture

Congrats Eddie!  You da man!  You've always done us Buckeyes proud.

Ferio, tego

osubuck57's picture

Eddie was a man among boys!! Has always been one of my top five all time Buckeyes!!

SCOTTC.

D-Buck's picture

Went down to Nashville a couple weeks ago to see Eddie in Othello. It was a good time and Mr. George did not disappoint. That man can do anything.

2014nationalchamps's picture

Eddie was truly a great buckeye. Great college career, great pro career, great off the field track record. He may have been the best rb I've seen play in the S&G.

O-H-I-O  for life

PittBuckeye's picture

Can't believe this hasn't been thrown up yet, one of the best OSU photos ever. Well deserved, good for him.

tracyre's picture

One of my fav pics ever!!!!

Whoa Nellie's picture

Caption Contest?
"He GONE."

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

Crumb's picture

I never had anything against the St. Louis Rams until they stole my favorite players' Super Bowl Ring.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Congrats to Eddie!  Well deserved!!
Go Bucks!!