This upcoming Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes will hold their annual spring game. And today, the university announced that one of their own all-time football legends will be in attendance as an honorary captain. It's none other than Heisman Trophy-winning running back Eddie George, a name that will ring out forever in Scarlet and Gray lore.
We would like to welcome back 1995 @HeismanTrophy Winner & 4-time #NFL Pro Bowler @EddieGeorge2727 to The Shoe as our Honorary Captain for tomorrow's Spring Game ❗️❕#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/QDkpcO92Z4— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 12, 2019
George was a superstar in Columbus, and he had a very productive career in the NFL as well.
During his collegiate years, George totaled 3,768 yards and 44 touchdowns on the ground. During his Heisman season in 1995, he ran for 1,927 yards and 24 scores and earned unanimous All-American honors. He was named Big Ten Player of the Year and won the Maxwell, Doak Walker, and Walter Camp awards.
Ultimately, Ohio State retired his No. 27 jersey.
At the next level, George experienced big-time success. He spent nine seasons in the league, eight of them with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, amassing 10,041 yards and 68 touchdowns on the ground. He was the NFL's offensive Rookie of the Year in 1996 and was named to four Pro Bowls.
He's considered to be one of the best pure power backs of our generation, and for good reason. Just look at the way George tosses Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis here with this viscous stiff arm:
Ray Lewis is still feeling this stiff arm from Eddie George pic.twitter.com/K9VfuqFAUi— RPO Podcast (@RPOpod) May 27, 2018
Sheesh. That might be his greatest achievement of all.
The OSU spring game will be held this Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. You'll be able to catch Eddie George roaming the sidelines during the game absolutely beaming.