Countdown to Kickoff: 27 Days

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27. Eddie George may very well be my favorite athlete of all time. As a college football fan, it’s hard to get too tied to one individual player since most guys are only around for a few years. Eddie George is one of the first players I really remember watching from my childhood. There was nothing better as a kid than watching him run all over defenses on Saturdays in the fall. And Eddie was one of the few Buckeyes whose careers I followed after he went to the NFL. I loved watching his battles with Ray Lewis while he was with the Titans. George was the 6th Heisman trophy winner in Buckeyes’ history and owns a handful of all time records, including rushing yards in a season (1,927), rushing yards in a game (314) and 200-yard rushing games in a career (5). If it weren’t for a certain 2-time Heisman winner from the 70’s, Eddie George would probably go down as the greatest running back in Ohio State history. He was certainly the greatest Buckeye to don the number 27.

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