Edward Nathan George Jr. is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University and won the Heisman Trophy in 1995, he was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, played professionally for the Tennessee Titans. George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Post-football, George earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In 2016, he appeared on Broadway in the musical Chicago as the hustling lawyer Billy Flynn. George was born in Philadelphia, he played Pop Warner football for the Abington Raiders. He attended Abington Senior High School until the tenth grade, transferred to Fork Union Military Academy. George made the decision to stay at Fork Union Military Academy for a fifth prep school year or postgraduate year; such choices are made by high school football players hoping to improve their recruitment status with colleges, but for George it meant another year of the rigorous military lifestyle.
George rushed for 1,372 yards in his postgraduate season at FUMA, attracting the attention of several major colleges. George attended Ohio State University, where he majored in landscape architecture and played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team; as a freshman running back, George scored three rushing touchdowns in a win over Syracuse University. However, he suffered a major setback in a game against the University of Illinois. In that game, George lost a fumble at the Illinois' 4-yard line, returned 96 yards for a touchdown. In the game, with Ohio State leading by 2 points in the final quarter, George fumbled again, this time on Illinois' 1-yard line. Illinois drove for the game-winning touchdown. Before the Illinois game, George had carried the ball 25 times and scored 5 touchdowns, but he had only 12 more rushing attempts and no more touchdowns for the rest of the year. In the following season, George was listed in the depth chart as the team's third string running back, behind Raymont Harris.
He carried the ball 42 times when Ohio State had a large lead late in games. As a junior, George became the team's starting running back and went on to rush for 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns; as a senior in the 1995 season, George rushed for a school record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, an average of 148.23 yards per game, while catching 47 passes for 417 yards and another score. One of his best performances of the year was in a 45-26 win over the University of Notre Dame, where he rushed for 207 yards, his third 200-yard game of the season, he rushed for a school-record 314 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in OSU's victory over Illinois. In the 3 years after his 2 fumbles as a freshman, George had over 600 rushing attempts and fumbled only 6 times. Ohio State finished the season with a 11-2 record. George was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, he won the Heisman Trophy in the closest vote in the history of the award at the time, beating the University of Nebraska's Tommie Frazier by 264 votes.
George left Ohio State second in school history in career rushing yards and third in rushing touchdowns. Overall, he finished with 4,284 all-purpose yards, 45 touchdowns, a 5.5 yards per carry average. George was the first-round draft selection of the Houston Oilers in 1996 NFL Draft, being selected after Jerome Bettis elected to be traded to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers over the Oilers when the St. Louis Rams replaced Bettis with Lawrence Phillips. George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, was the Oilers/Titans' starting tailback through 2003, never missing a start, he made the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, assisted the Titans to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, where they lost to the St. Louis Rams 23-16. George gained 391 combined rushing and receiving yards in the Titans' three playoff games that year and went on to rush for 95 yards, catch two passes for 35 yards, score two touchdowns in the Super Bowl. George is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown.
Only Walter Payton started more consecutive regular-season games than George's 130. Though George rushed for 1,000 yards in all but one season, numerous sports writers suggested that a heavy workload caused a decline in George's productivity. In five of his eight seasons with the Titans, George carried the ball over 330 times. In 2001, George averaged just 2.98 per carry, the fourth lowest number in league history among running backs with more than 200 rushing attempts in a season. George's decline in production along with several toe and ankle injuries were contributing factors in Titans owner Bud Adams' decision to release him on July 21, 2004 in part due to salary cap considerations, after George would not agree to a pay cut. On July 23, 2004, George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys for $1.5 million plus incentives that could have earned him more than the $4.25 million he would have made under his previous contract with the Titans. George only started 8 games for Dallas while rookie Julius Jones was out for two months with a fractured scapula.
He became the backup running back when Jones returned midway through the season, finishing with 432 yards on 132 carries and 4 touchdowns. He retired in 2006, his career totals include 10,441 rushing yards, 268 receptions, 2,227 receiving yards, 78 touchdowns. As of 2017's NFL off-season, Eddie George still held at least 28 Titans franch
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Thomas Clark "Parson" Nicholson was an American baseball player whose career spanned from 1887 to 1899. He played principally in the minor leagues, he did play three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Wolverines in 1888, the Toledo Maumees in 1890, the Washington Senators in 1895. Nicholson's only full season in the major leagues came in 1890 with Toledo when he appeared in 134 games, all at second base, compiled a.268 batting average with 11 triples, four home runs, 72 RBIs and 46 stolen bases. Over the course of 12 minor league seasons, Nicholson appeared in 837 games and compiled a.303 batting average with 48 triples, 37 home runs, 354 stolen bases. Nicholson was born in Blaine, Ohio, in 1863, he received the nickname "Parson". Nicholson began his professional baseball career playing for minor league clubs in Columbus and Wooster, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1887, at age 24, he compiled a.357 batting average playing in the Ohio State League for teams in Wheeling, West Virginia, Steubenville, Ohio.
In 1888, Nicholson played for the St. Louis Whites in the Western Association, he joined the Detroit Wolverines late in the season, making his major league debut on September 14, 1888. He compiled a. 259 batting average. The 1888 Detroit team finished in fifth place with a 68-63 record. With high salaries owed to the team's star players, gate receipts declining markedly, the team folded in October 1888 with the players being sold to other teams. Nicholson was acquired by the Cleveland Spiders, but the Spiders sold Nicholson to the Toledo Mud Hens of the International League in May 1889 for $500. Nicholson appeared in 87 games for the Mud Hens in 1889 and moved with the team when they joined the American Association and became the Toledo Maumees in 1890. Nicholson appeared in 134 games, all at second base, for the Maumees in 1890, his lengthiest stint in the majors, he compiled a. 268 batting average with four home runs, 72 RBIs and 46 stolen bases. In 1891, Nicholson returned to the minor leagues, playing for the Sioux City Huskers in the Western Association.
During the 1892 season, Nicholson played for three different teams—Joliet/Aurora in the Illinois-Iowa League, Chattanooga in the Southern Association, Toledo in the Western League. Nicholson spent the 1893 and 1894 seasons playing for Erie in the Eastern League, he totaled 141 stolen bases in two seasons with Erie and compiled batting averages of.306 and.333. In 1895, Nicholson returned to the major leagues with the Washington Senators. In 10 games for Washington, he compiled a.184 batting average with a triple, five RBIs and six stolen bases. He appeared in his final major league game on May 6, 1895. After being released by the Senators, Nicholson signed with the Detroit Tigers of the Western League. During the 1895 season, he hit.348 in 81 games for the Tigers and had three triples and nine home runs. He had the second highest batting average on the Detroit club in 1895. Nicholson continued to play in the minors through the 1899 season, he split the 1897 season playing with three Western League teams and played the 1898 season for Newark in the Atlantic League and Kansas City in the Western League.
He concluded his playing career in 1899 as a player-manager for Wheeling in the Interstate League. Over three major league seasons, Nicholson appeared in 158 of them at second base, he compiled a.262 batting average with 15 triples, five home runs, 86 RBIs, 58 stolen bases. Nicholson appeared in 837 minor league games, 640 at second base, over a span of 12 seasons. During his minor league career, he batted.303 with 48 triples, 37 home runs, 354 stolen bases. While still an active ball player, Nicholson became the principal owner of a shoe business in Bellaire, known as Nicholson and Ball, he continued to operate the shoe business. He was elected as the mayor of Bellaire in 1903 and was the superintendent of the Trinity Lutheran Church for 25 years. Nicholson died in Bellaire in 1917 at age 53 from lobar pneumonia caused by tuberculosis, he was interred at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Bellaire. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference