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Eddie George elected to CFB Hall of Fame

Posted on: May 16, 2011 4:08 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Ohio State great Eddie George will be one of tomorrow's 16 new inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced this afternoon.

George joins a fellow veteran of the Michigan-OSU rivalry, former Wolverine head coach Lloyd Carr, in the 2011 class. The other 13 players and one other coach that make up the class will be named in a ceremony in Times Square tomorrow at 11:30 EDT, which fans can watch online at footballfoundation.org.

The Foundation also issued the following bio recapping George's remarkable career in Columbus:
Winner of the 1995 Heisman Trophy, Ohio State's Eddie George is the latest in the storied lineage of Buckeye ball carriers to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

George enjoyed many successes under College Football Hall of Fame coach John Cooper at Ohio State. He helped the Buckeyes to an overall 38-9-2 record, and a 24-6-2 mark in Big Ten play, where Ohio State never finished lower than second during George's tenure. He ranks among the top three in school history in rushing yards (3,768), rushing touchdowns (44), 100-yard games (20) and holds school records with five 200-yard outings and 12 consecutive 100-yard games. As a senior, George set a single-season school record with 1,927 rushing yards en route to winning the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Doak Walker Award and Jim Brown Award while leading the nation in scoring, placing fourth in all-purpose yards and fifth in rushing yards per game and yards per carry.

The fourteenth overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, he ranks 23rd in NFL history with 10,441 rushing yards compiled over nine seasons ... George shares the title with Jim Brown as the only 10,000 yard runners in NFL history to never miss a start.
Eye on College Football will provide full coverage of tomorrow's induction announcement. Stay tuned, as they say.
Comments

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Eddie George elected to CFB Hall of Fame

I love Eddie George to bad he never played for the browns.



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: May 16, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Eddie George elected to CFB Hall of Fame

I agree he was always a class act on and off the field.



Since: Feb 15, 2011
Posted on: May 16, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Eddie George elected to CFB Hall of Fame

Eddie George was my favorite player growing up. In fact I became an Ohio State fan because of him. He was a great college running back and solid in the NFL. Never missing a start at rb in the NFL, that's pretty amazing. Congrats to him and thanks for all the memories.


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