According to a press release we just received, Eddie George was named Daddy of the Year Tuesday, beating out an estimated 70 million other fathers across the United States.
George was honored by Daddy and Company, "the leading supplier of gifts for dads," and hey, isn't Father's Day quickly approaching?
“Daddy and Company takes great pride in choosing its annual Daddy of the Year. This year we have selected Eddie George who is a man of great achievement but in his heart his greatest moments come from being with his family and children. I have personally interviewed Eddie and believe him to be an outstanding father who understands how to listen, and nurture his children. We all know any man can be a father but it takes someone special to the dad.” said Robert Nickell, CEO of Daddy and Company.
George is married to Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George, and has two sons, Eriq, nine, and Jaire, a senior in high school.
“I’m extremely excited and honored to be selected as Daddy of the Year. I never really sought out to be Daddy of the Year, it’s just something I try to live every day, to be a better husband and a better father. My sons motivate me on a consistent basis to be a better man and hold me true to my own principals. They hold me accountable even when they’re not around, and to receive an award for that is truly an honor.” said George.
Bonus Trivia: Ian Ziering, who may or may not have played tight end for Ohio State under the name John Frank, won the award in 2013.