Eddie George Bio
With his passionate and competitive spirit, Eddie George has carved a special niche for himself in the professional sports arena, particularly the NFL where he is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown. Only Walter Payton (170) has started more consecutive regular-season games than George’s 128. In addition to the Heisman Trophy, George won several NFL Rookie of the Year awards in 1996, and was the Tennessee Titans’ starting tailback until 2003. Throughout his tenure as one of the NFL’s premier running backs, Eddie George not only possessed an explosive combination of speed, power and toughness, but was the epitome of durability. George’s punishing north-and-south running style won him the 1997 AP’s “Offensive Rookie of the Year” honors as well as four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1998-2001. Drafted in the first round by the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, George owns virtually every franchise rushing record. He led the AFC Champion Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. Eddie also spent one season playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
After donning the NFL shield as an all-pro running back for ten years, Eddie George has evolved into a modern day Renaissance Man. He recently joined FOX Sports Network as co-host of Pro Football Weekly. In addition, since becoming a free agent, Eddie has broadened his work as a philanthropist by donating his time and money to various charities, including his own non-profit organization, Visions with Infinite Possibilities (VIP). He is also founder and part owner of The EDGE GROUP, a landscape architecture company, and “Eddie George’s Grille 27” in Columbus, OH. His contributions can be felt beyond the world of sports and into areas such as music, film & television, education, and social awareness. Eddie latest endeavor takes him further into health and fitness through his company, EGX Lifestyle. EGX Lifestyle consists of physical fitness products created by Eddie and his team of professionals dedicated to helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Eddie currently has homes in both Tennessee and Ohio. He is married to Tamara Johnson and they have a son, Eriq and he also has a nine year old son, Jaire.