Eddie George on list of 2011 college Hall of Fame inductees
Eddie George, Heisman winner, entrepreneur, and Ohio State University alumni will be one of select few to be inducted into the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame class. The news was spread after being disclosed on ESPN’s College Football Live by the National Football Foundation (NFF), the non-profit organization that helps run the Hall of Fame.
Specifically, George will be in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Altogether, there are 79 All-American players and nine elite coaches being considered on the ballot this year.
Others on the list include Pro Football Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, as the defensive back for Florida State from 1985 to 1988. Two fellow Buckeyes are listed as well: Jim Otis, fullback from 1967 to 1969, and Dave Foley, offensive tackle from 1966 to 1968.
George was running back at OSU from 1992 to 1995 and holds numerous school records, such as rushing 1,927 yards his senior year, setting the single season school record.
As a professional football player, George is best known for playing with the Tennessee Titans. Today, he is also an on-air personality for the Big Ten Network.
A press conference will list the entire class tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. View it at footballfoundation.org.
The actual induction ceremony will take place at the NFF Awards Dinner in New York City on December 6.
The College Football Hall of Fame was founded in 1947. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is an honor of highest esteem, as only about .0002% of players and coaches in the history of the sport in the US receive the honor.
The Hall of Fame was originally located in Kings Mills, Ohio but since 1995 has been residing in South Bend, Indiana, also home to the University of Notre Dame. The museum is interactive and held in high regard.
Programs put on by the Hall of Fame include the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon and the signature Enshrinement Festival. The annual festival will be held this year from July 15 to 16.