Tennessee Titans great Eddie George is a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro running back Eddie George, now the coach at Tennessee State, is among 26 modern day semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2022.
George, who retired after nine seasons from the NFL in 2004, is on the list for the second time along with Ricky Watters.
George 48, rushed for 10,441 career yards and 68 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,000 yards in seven of his nine seasons.
George made the All-Pro first team in 2000 and the second team in 1999.
His jersey No. 27 was retired by the Titans in 2019 and he entered the franchise’s Ring of Honor in 2008.
Joining George and Watters will be seven first-time eligible former players, including Andre Johnson, who also played for the Titans, Steve Smith, Anquan Boldin, Devin Hester, Robert Mathis, DeMarcus Ware and Vince Wilfork.
Semifinalist repeaters from 2021 are Eric Allen, Jared Allen, Willie Anderson, Ronde Barber, Tony Boselli, LeRoy Butler, Torry Holt, Sam Mills, Richard Seymour, Steve Tasker, Fred Taylor, Zach Thomas, Hines Ward, Reggie Wayne, Patrick Willis, Darren Woodson, and Bryant Young.
The 26 semifinalists will be reduced to 15 finalists before the final vote in January. The 2022 inductees will be announced on Feb. 10 during the NFL Honors Show.
The 2021 NFL Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year will also be revealed at the show.
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