Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

George gets coaching job


Eddie George, a former Tennessee Titans star running back, reportedly has been named football coach at Tennessee State in Nashville. Ron Reed told players that their game on Sunday night against Southeast Missouri would be his last after 11 seasons. Tennessee State finished the spring season at 2-5. George, 47, was a four-time Pro Bowl player over eight seasons with the Titans from 1996 through 2003. He spent his last season, in 2004, with the Dallas Cowboys, then remained in the Nashville area while working as an actor and TV football analyst. The then-Houston Oilers drafted George, the 1995 Heisman Trophy winner out of Ohio State, in the first round in 1996. In 141 games, he rushed for 10,441 yards and scored 68 touchdowns on 2,865 carries. He caught 268 passes for 2,227 yards and 10 touchdowns. His number, 27, has been retired by both the Titans and Buckeyes. The coaching job will be the first for George.

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