Report: Former Ohio State RB Eddie George lands job as head coach
Former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winning running back and NFL legend Eddie George is going to get his first shot to coach a college football team.
Sunday, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported that George will be the next coach at Tennessee State, which competes at the FCS level. It will be his first coaching job at any level. George will replace Rod Reed, who is currently coaching the team.
Former Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George will be new coach at Tennessee State, sources told @Stadium. TSU, currently coached by Rod Reed, plays Southeast Missouri today in final game of spring. George, who has no coaching experience, is 1st major hire by AD Mikki Allen
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 11, 2021
George was a star running back at Ohio State and with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. During his time in Columbus, George rushed for 3,768 yards and 44 touchdowns while also totaling 534 receiving yards and catching 1 touchdown pass.
George was the winner of the Heisman Trophy following the 1995 season, totaling 1,927 rushing yards, 417 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns while the Buckeyes finished the season with an 11-2 record.
Following the 1995 season, George was selected with the No. 14 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He spent almost his entire career with the Tennessee Titans (previously the Houston Oilers), suiting up for the franchise from 1996-2003. George then spent one season with the Dallas Cowboys in 2004.
As an NFL running back, George was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and rushed for 10,441 yards and 68 touchdowns while also hauling in 268 catches for 2,227 yards and 10 more scores.