Nov 29, 2023 - Sports

Former Titans star Eddie George a semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former running back Eddie George of the Tennessee Titans on the field at halftime

Eddie George in 2019. Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Former Titans running back Eddie George was named Tuesday as a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2024.

Rushing the news: George became a household name in Nashville during the team's early years in town. He is one of the NFL's top rushers — he rushed for more than 10,000 yards with the Titans, setting a franchise record.

State of play: George, who now coaches football at Tennessee State University, is one of 25 modern-era semifinalists. The field will be culled to 15 before final voting. The inductees will be announced during the "NFL Honors" ceremony on Feb. 8.

Flashback: George was previously a semifinalist in 2022. He said the honor left him "floored."

  • "This is not an easy fraternity to get into," he said at the time, per the Titans. "Just to be considered for it is an accomplishment unto itself."
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