Eddie George could have retired a proud man, with a strong legacy as a history-making athlete.   After all, his accomplishments on the football field were legendary--Heisman Trophy winner, star running back at The Ohio State University, NFL rookie of the year and holder of a host of NFL records.  Instead of resting on his records, Eddie took on the challenge of his lifetime—during the past decade he has quietly built businesses aimed at helping improve the quality of life for all Americans.  Eddie, who also received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, understands that he is mostly known for his athletic accomplishments. “Since I’m mostly known for winning on the football field, a lot of people seem surprised when they hear that I’ve used my education, experience and passion to build these exciting businesses. They say ‘you’re a businessman, too?’ I like that reaction,’” Eddie said.  Eddie’s vision of healthy people and healthy places is being brought to life through the commitment of everyone at George Enterprises.

 

Eddie’s companies include The Edward George Wealth Management Group, EDGE Group, a planning and design firm helping to create healthy communities, and EGX Lifestyle working to help people develop healthy lives,  .   Beyond leading these organizations Eddie’s business life is filled with media appearances, entertainment roles, speaking engagements and philanthropy. Eddie finds his work with charities very rewarding, donating his time and money to various organizations, including his own non-profit organization, Visions with Infinite Possibilities (V.I.P).  Currently, Eddie has recently returned to his alma mater in his new role as Assistant Vice President of Business Advancement at the Ohio State University.

 

Eddie is married to Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George, a Grammy®-nominated singer with the soul group SWV ("Sisters With Voices"), which sold more than six million records. Taj was also featured on the Survivor television show in 2009, and voted one of the fan favorites, and currently on the new reality show, SWV Reunited; which can be seen every week on WEtv. Eddie also made a guest appearance on the Survivor program.  Taj and Eddie live in Tennessee. They are the loving parents of two sons, Eriq and Jaire. They enjoy a busy life of friends, family and kids’ sporting events.  As an example to others, Eddie continues to train hard and find balance to maintain his peak physical, mental and spiritual condition to meet the challenges of his demanding schedule

VITAE EDDIE GEORGE

 

 

2001 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

BACHELORS DEGREE IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

 

2009 KELLOGG SCHOOL of MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

MBA IN THE EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM

EDUCATION

 
  • 1995 Heisman Memorial Trophy

 

  • 1995 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

 

  • 1995 Consensus All-America

 

  • 1995 Doak Walker Award

 

  • 1995 Jim Brown Award

 

  •  1995 Maxwell Award

 

  • 1995 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award 

 

  • Ohio State Buckeyes #27 retired

 

  • 2011 Inducted into the College Hall of Fame

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) 9 SEASONS

 
  • 1st Round, 14th Overall pick of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans)

 

  • 1996 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

 

  •  4-time PRO BOWL – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

 

  •  10,000 Rushing Yards Club – 10,441

 

  • 2013 Inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

 

THEATRE

 

  • 2012 as Julius Caesar (Nashville Shakespeare Festival)

 

  • 2013 as Othello (Nashville Shakespeare Festival)

 

  • 2006 God’s Trombones (Belcourt Theatre)

 

TELEVISION

 

  • FOX College Football – Studio Analyst

 

  • Tennessee Titans – Color Commentator (pre-season games)

 

  • NBC’s American Dream Builders – Judge

 

MOVIES

 

  • Best Man Holiday – himself

 

  • Into the Sun starring Steven Seagal

 

  • The Game Plan starring Dwayne Johnson

 

RADIO

 

  • Yahoo Sports Radio

 

  • SiriusXM College Sports Nation – Sirius Satellite Radio

ACTING

2010 - present

2010 - present