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Ed George bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ed George

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes
1970 - 1974

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1978 - 1980

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Offensive Tackle
1971, 1972 (2)

All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1971, 1972 (2)

All-Eastern Offensive Guard
1973, 1974 (2)

All-Canadian Offensive Guard
1973, 1974 (2)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1974 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1970, 1974, 1980 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1970, 1974 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played 101 games in the CFL.

Ed George played collegiate football at Wake Forest University. At 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, he was known for his ferocity and determination. He was a 4th round draft pick of the National Football League (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970 but opted for the Canadian Football League (CFL) Montreal Alouettes.

He played both offense and defense during his five year tenure with Montreal. He was a four time All-Eastern and All-Canadian. In 1973, he was chosen as the top lineman in the Eastern Division. In 1974, George was the first winner of the Schenley Award for being the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.

George became a free agent in 1975 and spent four seasons in the NFL before returning to the CFL in 1978 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Throughout his two seasons with Hamilton, he played 34 games and played in the 1980 Grey Cup, the last game of a brilliant seven year career in the CFL.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005 as a player.

Class of 2005

Rod ConnopGord CurrieEd GeorgeRay NettlesWillie Pless

Football Reporters of Canada

Kent GilchristAl Ruckaber

George, Ed
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