One of the greatest college running backs of all-time, Eddie George won the Heisman Trophy and many other accolades during his legendary 1995 season. But he’s about to receive yet another honor for his incredible NFL career.
On Wednesday, the Tennessee Titans announced that they would be retiring George’s No. 27 jersey. The same jersey has already been retired by the Ohio State Buckeyes.
George was the No. 14 overall pick by the Titans in the 1996 NFL Draft. He went on to play for the team from 1996 to 2003, and is the team’s all-time leader in rushing yards.
In his first five NFL seasons, George earned Rookie of the Year, four Pro Bowl selections, and two All-Pro selections, and helped lead the Titans to their first-ever Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! #Salute27
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 12, 2019
As a college player, he broke out in 1994 with 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns before exploding onto the scene the following year. He rushed for an incredible 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, earning the Heisman Trophy, Doak Walker Award, a unanimous All-American selection, and others.
He retired in 2006 after last appearing for the Dallas Cowboys in 2004.
George’s final NFL stats include 10,441 rushing yards, 68 rushing touchdowns, and another 2,227 receiving yards in nine NFL seasons.
The Titans also announced that they would be retiring former star quarterback Steve McNair’s No. 9 jersey.