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173. Eddie George

Eddie George broke out as an upper-end Running Back immediately as the former Ohio State Buckeye won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in the last year of the Houston Oilers' existence (1996).  That year, he rushed for 1,368 Yards, but that wasn't just the beginning, it was a pattern.

George relocated with the team to Tennessee, and the now named Titans inherited a star rusher.  From 1997 to 2000, George was a Pro Bowl Selection, and the lowest yard tally he had on the ground was 1,294.  His best year was in 2000, where he had a career-high 1,509 Rushing Yards, led the NFL in Touches (453), and for the first and only time was a First Team All-Pro.

While this was the end of George's Pro Bowl years, he still had plenty of production in him as he would accrue two more 1,000 Rushing Yard seasons.  He would retire with 10,441 Rushing Yards with 78 total Touchdowns.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Running Back
  • Played For: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans
  • College: Ohio State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 14th Overall in 1996
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (1996)
    First Team All-Pro (1) (2000)
    Second Team All-Pro (1) (1999)
    Pro Bowl (4) (1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000)
    All-Rookie (1996)
    Most Rushing Attempts (1) (2000)
    Super Bowl Ring (None)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (7) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (5) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (4) (1996, 1999, 2000 & 2002)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (4) (1996, 1997, 1999 & 2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (3) (1999, 2000 & 2002)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (4) (1996, 1998, 1999 & 2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (2) (1999 & 2000)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 16. Rushing Attempts: 2,865
    27. Rushing Yards per Game: 74.0
    28. Rushing Yards: 10,441
    35. Rushing Touchdowns: 68
    53. Yards From Scrimmage: 12,668
    70. Touchdowns: 78
    80. All-Purpose Yards: 12,669

Should Eddie George be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 83.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.6%
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