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December 1, 2000 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eddie George, one of the NFL's finest running backs, once sold hot chocolate at Veterans Stadium. He earned a total of $22 as a vendor at the Eagles-Redskins and Army-Navy games. It was 1987, he recalls. George was 14. The Philadelphia native returns to the Vet on Sunday to play, for the first time in the regular season, the team he grew up following. He was the harmless, cute kid trying to make a buck years ago, but Sunday he will be the focal point of the Eagles' defense.
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October 8, 1995 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It happened last week in the first-class section of a TWA flight to Columbus, Ohio. A passenger looked at one of the flight attendants and asked, "Aren't you . . . " Soon, all of first class was talking Ohio State football. Buckeyes tailback Eddie George may or may not turn out to be a top contender for the Heisman Trophy. But he always knows his jet-setting mom from Southwest Philadelphia is going to fly in for his games. She hasn't missed one yet. She has worked on flights with the football teams from Purdue and Wisconsin on board without saying a word about who she is. During her son's freshman year, Donna George used to schedule her TWA flights so she could fly into Columbus on game days and then work a flight out the next morning.
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August 27, 1995 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eddie George hobbled along the Beaver Stadium sideline, his injured ankle throbbing and his head spinning with a mixture of admiration and embarrassment as he watched his Ohio State teammates get folded, spindled and mutilated by Penn State. The unsightly score of that game last October was 63-14, and there was nothing George, the Buckeyes' superb tailback, could do about it, because a Nittany Lions linebacker had rolled onto his ankle in the first quarter. "It was no fun watching, that's for sure," George recalled Friday as he prepared for today's Kickoff Classic against Boston College.
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April 21, 1996 | By Don McKee and Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Eddie George, John Mobley, Marvin Harrison, Jeff Hartings and Andre Johnson - all athletes with local connections - were selected in the first round of yesterday's NFL draft. Bobby Engram and Lance Johnstone went in the second round, and Aaron Beasley went off the board in the third, as did Terry Killens and Jon Witman. George, who was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Abington. He played two seasons for Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia before going to Ohio State. Last fall the senior running back won the Heisman Trophy - the first area player to do so since Nebraska's Mike Rozier in 1983 - and yesterday he was the first area athlete picked in the 1996 draft.
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October 27, 1994 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eddie George was so infatuated with Penn State football as a youngster that even his daydreams were in blue and white. The setting was the lush Beaver Stadium turf, and he'd close his eyes and imagine himself falling in line with all the great tailbacks who have passed through Happy Valley. Those dreams were fueled by his memory of jumping up and down in front of his television as a 13-year-old, watching the Nittany Lions grab the 1986 national championship with their win over Miami in the Fiesta Bowl.
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May 17, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George has been selected for induction into College Football Hall of Fame. The former Abington High and Ohio State star's selection was announced Monday on ESPN. The rest of the class of 14 former players and two former coaches will be announced Tuesday at a news conference at the NASDAQ MarketSite. Three other members of the newest Hall of Fame class will ring the opening bell for NASDAQ. George won the Heisman in 1995 as a senior and finished his career at Ohio State with 3,768 yards, 44 rushing touchdowns, and a school-record five 200-yard games.
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December 10, 1995 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When he was 5, Eddie George wanted to play football. His mother said no. When he was 8, Eddie George wanted to play football and win the Heisman Trophy. His mother said no, and, by the way, what is the Heisman Trophy? When he was 11, Eddie George wanted to play football and win the Heisman Trophy, and he practiced his acceptance speech in front of the mirror. His mother said, yes, play football, win the Heisman Trophy, and give a heckuva speech. Last night, with tears in his eyes and a lump in his throat, Eddie George, 22 years old, won the Heisman Trophy.
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July 22, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Eddie George's career with the Tennessee Titans is over. The team granted George's request yesterday and released the franchise's all-time leading rusher - a move forced by salary-cap pressures and perhaps George's declining skills. "The best thing for Eddie George would be for him to finish his career here," general manager Floyd Reese said. "For a number of reasons we were unable to get that done. " The 8-year veteran, who turns 31 in September, rejected the Titans' latest offer and asked for his release Monday so he would have time to catch on with another team before training camps open next week.
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May 12, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Running back Corey Dillon and the Cincinnati Bengals agreed to a five-year contract yesterday that will make him highest-paid player in team history. Neither the Bengals nor Dillon's agents would disclose the terms of the contract. The two-time Pro Bowl running back said Thursday he deserved a deal comparable to the seven-year, $42 million contract Tennessee running back Eddie George signed last year. WKRC-TV in Cincinnati reported Dillon would receive $12 million for the first year - including a signing bonus - and $5 million a year for the remaining four years of the contract, for a total of $32 million.
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October 28, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leah Remini on Scientology Leah Remini , who publicly broke with the Church of Scientology in 2013, says leaving the religion was tough because it was an all-consuming belief system. "The decision to leave is your giving up everything you've worked for your whole life," Remini, 45, says in a 20/20 interview set to air Friday on ABC. "I feel that people need to understand this has been my whole life. " The King of Queens star has written a tell-all book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology . Church rep Karin Pouw told People, "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt.
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October 28, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leah Remini on Scientology Leah Remini , who publicly broke with the Church of Scientology in 2013, says leaving the religion was tough because it was an all-consuming belief system. "The decision to leave is your giving up everything you've worked for your whole life," Remini, 45, says in a 20/20 interview set to air Friday on ABC. "I feel that people need to understand this has been my whole life. " The King of Queens star has written a tell-all book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology . Church rep Karin Pouw told People, "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt.
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March 13, 2015
WELL, ON the plus side, DeMarco Murray never has torn an ACL. What he did do, though, was lug the ball an NFL-high 392 times last season for the Dallas Cowboys, which is the seventh most in league history, and touch it 449 times, which is the sixth most ever. He won the league rushing title by 20 city blocks and finished with 2,261 yards from scrimmage. Did all of this at the perfect time, in the final year of his rookie contract, which he parlayed into a 5-year, $40 million deal with the Eagles yesterday that includes $21 million in guaranteed money.
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December 12, 2014
IF THE Heisman Trust people hand their famous award to Oregon's Marcus Mariota on Saturday night, he might want to give it right back. It's bad luck. Eagles fans pining for Mariota take heed: Heisman winners lately, particularly quarterbacks, are generally clipboard holders at best in the NFL. In fantasy, they are mostly invisible. With Mariota favored to pick up this year's trophy, and 2012 winner Johnny Manziel poised to make his first NFL start on Sunday for Cleveland, we wanted to take a look at the Heisman winners since 1989 - the year after Hall of Famer Barry Sanders won it - and celebrate all those players who went on to make meaningful contributions to fantasy leaguers.
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May 14, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
OHIO STATE HAS always been kind to Eddie George. The former Buckeyes running back left the university second in the program's history in rushing yards, and third in rushing touchdowns. Add 1995 Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame inductee to the resume and there's no doubt George is permanently etched in Ohio State folklore. So, it comes as no surprise that George, a Philadelphia native, recently was named assistant vice president for business advancement at his alma mater.
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June 3, 2012
The million-dollar home of former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and his wife, Tamara , will be auctioned off June 7, much to the surprise of the owners. The couple's accountant told The Tennessean in Nashville that the Georges have been trying to modify their loan for seven months, but find themselves in the same situation as many homeowners - stuck with a house no longer worth what was paid for it. The accountant said George is financially stable. The couple bought the home in a Nashville suburb for more than $1.6 million in 2007.
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May 17, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George has been selected for induction into College Football Hall of Fame. The former Abington High and Ohio State star's selection was announced Monday on ESPN. The rest of the class of 14 former players and two former coaches will be announced Tuesday at a news conference at the NASDAQ MarketSite. Three other members of the newest Hall of Fame class will ring the opening bell for NASDAQ. George won the Heisman in 1995 as a senior and finished his career at Ohio State with 3,768 yards, 44 rushing touchdowns, and a school-record five 200-yard games.
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December 19, 2004 | By David Aldridge INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He sought out Julius Jones because he'd been there, in that position, himself. Tight, important game, second half, fumble. Eddie George remembered what that did to a running back. "You kind of get down on yourself as a player," George said. "You make mistakes, you've got to have that encouragement, 'OK, I made a mistake. How do I respond from it?' " After Jones' fumble in the third quarter of a close game against New Orleans last Sunday, the Saints went on to a 27-13 victory that effectively, if not mathematically, eliminated the Cowboys from playoff contention.
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August 2, 2004 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eddie George would have loved to play for the Eagles. The 30-year-old running back grew up in Philadelphia and yesterday recalled when "we" lost to Oakland in Super Bowl XV. George idolized the Birds of the 1980s and early 1990s, including Keith Byars, Randall Cunningham, Byron Evans, Seth Joyner, Reggie White, and Andre Waters. He recalled that Sunday morning in March when Veterans Stadium was imploded as "a sad, sad day," and claimed, despite a monomaniacal affinity for working out, to still indulge in an occasional cheesesteak.
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July 24, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Running back Eddie George agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys yesterday, just 2 days after being released by the Tennessee Titans. "He's a great fit for us, and he will complement an offense that will be about power running," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. George signed a 1-year deal that includes an immediate $1.5 million bonus, which was about what the Titans wanted to pay him for the entire season. Add in his base salary and easily reachable incentives and he could make upward of $4.5 million, more than he would have made under his previous deal with Tennessee.
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July 23, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Eddie George's first visit as a free agent will be with the Dallas Cowboys today. Agent Lamont Smith said it's no coincidence that George's first trip since the running back was released by the Tennessee Titans is to Dallas. "It's an indication of his priority," Smith told the Associated Press yesterday. "It's high on his list, very high on his list. " Smith said it didn't matter who made the first call but both sides were very interested in getting a deal done quickly.
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