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Eddie George, from backfield to front stage

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 01:53:52-04
College football fans know him as an Ohio State Heisman great,  NFL fans remember him as a Titans superstar, but have you met Eddie George- the Broadway star? 

After a nine year career in the NFL, studded with a Super Bowl appearance and four pro bowls, the running back left the game wondering,
"Where am I, what am I going to do next and who am I? It was through the arts I was able to find myself and redefine myself."
With no experience, besides ballet classes he took as a child to help his footwork, the 6-foot-3 athlete was determined to move from the field to the stage.
"I took acting classes for years before I stepped on the stage. I studied actors, read books... went to Broadway plays when I could," George admits.
After accomplishing small roles, he was given the opportunity to audition for Chicago, where he earned the role of "Billy Flynn" in the Tony award winning musical, Chicago.
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