Eddie George named honorary captain for Ohio State Spring Game

Ohio State's Eddie George (27) is shown in this 1995 file photo in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Hall)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the all-time great players in Ohio State football history will be on the sidelines this weekend.

Eddie George will be an honorary captain Saturday for the 2019 LifeSports Spring Game, presented by Nationwide. Start time is set for noon at Ohio Stadium.

“The team is thrilled to have Eddie George back in Ohio Stadium with them,” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said. “This coaching staff is thrilled, as well. He is a tremendous representative of this school and this program and we are certainly honored that he’ll be able to take part in this spring game weekend.”

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In 1995, George was the recipient of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Doak Walker Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year honor and Big Ten MVP.

He owns the Ohio State record for rushing yards in a season (1,927) and game (314 vs. Illinois). He ranks third all-time in career yards (3,768).

George was drafted in the first round by the Houston Oilers and named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1996.

In his nine-year career, he rushed for 10,441 yards and scored 78 touchdowns.

George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State, George earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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