Ed George

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Ed George
Date of birth (1946-08-10) August 10, 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) OT
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 270 lb (120 kg)
College Wake Forest
NFL draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 80
Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19701974 Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
1975 Baltimore Colts
1976–1978 Philadelphia Eagles
19791980 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
CFL East All-Star 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
Awards 1974 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
Career stats

Edward Gary George (born August 10, 1946) is a former offensive lineman and star player in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

CFL[edit]

Ed George was drafted in the fourth round of the 1970 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers after a stellar career at Wake Forest University, but opted to go to the Canadian Football League. George played left offensive tackle from 1970 to 1972 and left offensive guard from 1973 to 1974 for the Montreal Alouettes, finishing his career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1979 to 1980. George won two Grey Cups with the Alouettes, in 1970 and 1974, led by head coaches Sam Etcheverry and Marv Levy, respectively. He also played but lost in another for the Tiger-Cats in 1980.

For his tremendous blocking abilities on both running and passing plays as guard and tackle and despite only seven years of play, George was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

NFL[edit]

George played in 1975 for the Baltimore Colts and from 1976-1978 for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

Family[edit]

His daughter Courtney worked for Speed TV doing NASCAR coverage in 2004.