Eddie George To Be Inducted Into Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
The 40-year-old will be honored at a ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville on May 17,
Fellow 2014 inductees include former NewsChannel 5 sports anchor Hope Hines for Lifetime Achievement; Brentwood Academy Coach Carlton Flatt; former Lady Vol basketball All-America Bridgette Gordon; basketball great Popeye Jones; All America linebacker and NFL star; Paul Naumoff, former major league pitcher and coach Claude Osteen; ESPN Analyst Carolyn Peck; and Allie Prescott, Memphis baseball legend and minor league executive. Being inducted posthumously are Eldridge Dickey Tennessee State All- American quarterback and Dorsey Simms legendary Tennessee Prep Basketball coach.
After winning the Heisman Trophy while playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes, George was drafted in the first round to the Titans in 1996 and went on to win rookie of the year. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times in a row from 1997-2000, and helped his team to Super Bowl XXXIV against the St. Louis Rams.
Never missing a start, he was the second NFL running back in history behind Walter Payton to rush for 10,000 yards. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
George joins the late Bud Adams and Frank Wycheck in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.