Tim George

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Tim George
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-10-04) October 4, 1951 (age 62)
Place of birth: Alcoa, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Alcoa High School
College: Carson–Newman College
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 3 / Pick: 16
Debuted in 1973 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 1974 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1972 NAIA National Championship MVP
Career NFL statistics as of 1974
Games played 20
Games started 0
Receptions 2
Yards gained 28
Average gained 14
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

Tim George (born October 4, 1951) is a former American football player. He played college football at Carson–Newman College in Tennessee before being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1973; he played for two seasons in the National Football League, for the Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, before spending several seasons in the World Football League.

Career[edit]

Born in Alcoa, Tennessee, George, a graduate of Alcoa High School, became a star wide receiver at Carson–Newman College, where he helped the team reach the 1972 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship game;[1] Carson–Newman lost the championship to East Texas State by a score of 21–18,[2] however George was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[1]

Following his college career, George was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League, using the 16th pick of the third round in the 1973 NFL Draft.[3] George would appear in twelve games for the Bengals during the 1973 season; he finished the year credited with two receptions for a total of 28 yards gained.[4] Released from the team after the 1973 season, George signed with the Cleveland Browns for 1974, appearing in eight games but not having any receptions over the course of the year.[4] George was cut by the Browns before the start of the 1975 football season.[5] Following his release from the Browns, George moved to the World Football League, where he played for teams in Philadelphia and Charlotte for several seasons.[6][7]

George was inducted into the Carson–Newman Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.[1]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c "Blount County Sports Hall of Fame chooses 10 for 2008 Induction". Blount Today, Maryville, TN. April 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "East Texas Claims NAIA Grid Crown". Connecticut Sunday Herald, Norwalk, CT. December 10, 1972, p. 26.
  3. ^ Bock and Olan 1973, p. 30.
  4. ^ a b Tim George. NFL.com. Accessed 2012-08-04.
  5. ^ "Gillingham Won't Go To Philadelphia" Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI. September 5, 1975, pp. 2–5.
  6. ^ Duggan and Williams 2011, p.74.
  7. ^ "Memphis Slips by Sun, 37–33". Times Daily, Florence, AL. October 6, 1975, p. 6.

Bibliography

  • Bock, Hal; Ben Olan (1973). Football Stars of 1973. New York: Pyramid Books. ISBN 978-0515031256. 
  • Duggan, David R.; George Williams (2011). Alcoa. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-8781-3.