Eddie George

Eddie George

Pro-Bowl Running Back, CFB Head Coach

Eddie George is a former NFL running back who played eight seasons with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise (1996-2003), and one season with the Dallas Cowboys (2004). 

In 1995, Geroge won the Heisman Trophy after rushing for a school-record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns. George was also Big Ten MVP during that season. He later was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

George was drafted 14th overall in 1996  by the Houston Oilers. He was voted NFL Rookie of the Year as he rushed for 1,368 yards and eight TDs. He made the Pro Bowl in four consecutive seasons, was an All-Pro in 2000, and led the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV. George played one season in Dallas, totaling 432 rushing yards and four touchdowns before ending his career. 

George is only the second running back in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, alongside Jim Brown. George rushed for 1,000 yards in all but one of his seasons in Houston/Tennessee. He finished his career with 10,441 rushing yards and 68 rushing touchdowns 

After his football career, George earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and appeared in a Broadway musical. George currently serves as the head coach at Tennessee State. 

Born in Philadelphia, he attended Abington High School before transferring to Fork Union Military Academy. 

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Eddie George Wishes He Could Run Behind Bills’, Lions’ O-Lines

All-Pro running back Eddie George hasn’t taken an NFL field since 2004. But if he were playing today, he’d prefer to suit up in a blue jersey: either the royal blue of the Buffalo Bills, or the Honolulu blue of the Detroit Lions. In this video, George explains why the Bills and Lions are the […]

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The Bills Have the Most Impressive Defensive Line in the NFL

The 33rd Team’s Eddie George explains that one team’s defensive line has impressed him more than any other this season: the Buffalo Bills. The former Pro-Bowl running back breaks down why Buffalo’s dominant performance over Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans left him in awe of the team’s ability up front.

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Packers Fans Shouldn’t Press the Panic Button Just Yet

Despite the 23-7 loss in Week 1 to the Minnesota Vikings, Eddie George isn’t worried about the Green Bay Packers and cautions fans about pushing the panic button after just one game. There is an adjustment period for top quarterback Aaron Rodgers after losing his top wide receiver in Davante Adams, and George says the […]

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Derrick Henry Looked Rusty Against the New York Giants

In this video, Eddie George discusses Derrick Henry’s less-than-impressive performance in the Titans’ Week 1 loss to the New York Giants. “I see a running back that hasn’t had enough touches in the preseason,” George said. “The most growth you are going to have throughout a season is from Week 1 to Week 2.” Henry […]

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Now You Know: The Old Saquon Barkley is Back

Saquon Barkley is back. With an 18-carry, 164-yard Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans that also featured a touchdown and a game-winning two-point conversion, Barkley had one of the best games of his career in Week 1. This came after injuries derailed his prior two seasons and left some wondering if he could be the […]

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Is the Tight End Position Undervalued in Today’s NFL?

Are tight ends underpaid? Tight ends continue to evolve in the roles they play with NFL teams, but their compensation doesn’t always show it. The 33rd Team contributors Eddie George, Samari Rolle, Robert Smith and Michael Vick give their thoughts on whether tight ends are underpaid during this roundtable discussion. They touch on elite tight ends […]

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Most Impressive Rookies Going Into 2022 NFL Season

Which rookie running back is primed to break out in the AFC West? Which defensive back will be giving his AFC East opponents problems? Eddie George, Michael Vick, Robert Smith and Samari Rolle discuss the rookies they’re eager to watch in the 2022 NFL season.

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What Should Baker Mayfield Expect in Week 1 vs. Browns?

Traded in the offseason from Cleveland to Carolina, quarterback Baker Mayfield faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. Michael Vick, Samari Rolle, Robert Smith and Eddie George share stories from their playing days of facing their old teams. “Coming to the stadium on the visiting side was just different,” Rolle said. “Tennessee was all I […]

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