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

Ed George
Born: (1946-08-10) August 10, 1946 (age 73)
Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)OT
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg)
CollegeWake Forest
NFL draft1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 80
Drafted byPittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19701974Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
1975Baltimore Colts
1976–1978Philadelphia Eagles
19791980Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
CFL East All-Star1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
Awards1974 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
Career stats

CFLEdit

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.

NFLEdit

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

FamilyEdit

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