Eddie George Named 'Daddy of the Year'

By 11W Staff on June 3, 2014 at 4:59p
Eddie George and Robert Nickell, CEO of Daddy and Company

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.


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Good for you, Eddie.  Now you can pull out your Daddy of the Year award anytime anyone questions you when you say 'Who's yo daddy?!'

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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teddyballgame's picture

Good for you, Eddie.  Now you can pull out...

I was worried where you were going with this.

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I can't lie... ;)

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

tennbuckeye19's picture

"Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!"

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klfeck's picture

Anyone know where his oildest is committed to play college ball?



Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Congrats Eddie!  Way to show everyone how a Buckeye does such a good job at being a Dad!

Go Bucks!!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Sounds about right


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ScarletGray43157's picture

Even under the sweater Eddie still is rockin' some mean looking pythons.  Athletes like him don't come along every day.  I don't recall any late night headlines from Eddie, just taking care of business when it was time to take care of business.  Coach Cooper used to talk about him being the hardest worker on the team.  Heisman Trophy his Senior year and then, his first two years in the NFL he was Rookie of the Year and then League MVP in his second year.  Oh, and he ran downhill and could run away from the defense as well.  If he approaches the job of husband and father like he did football, I believe he must be deserving of this honor.  One of the best to ever wear the S&G.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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chemicalwaste's picture

Amen to that. All class and bad ass. It might not have the prestige that the Heisman does but a great honor and something to be just as proud of if not more.

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CowCat's picture

I might be wrong ... is Eddie employed by TOSU now?

In any case, congratulations to one of the best individuals to dawn the Scarlet and Gray.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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1967Buck's picture

I believe you are right CowCat. Maybe 11Warriors can help on this. Im really happy for Eddie and his family. Class act. Peace.

tommrkr's picture

He is an Assistant Vice President in the University Advancement office.  



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