NASHVILLE – Former Titans running back Eddie George is among the 122 modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2020 class.
A first-round pick by the Titans in 1996, George is the Titans/Oilers record holder for career rushing yards (10,009), ahead of Hall of Famer Earl Campbell (9,407). He finished his career with 10,441 yards.
Four other former Titans have also been nominated -- receiver Derrick Mason, fullback Lorenzo Neal, offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson and kicker Gary Anderson.
During his playing days in Tennessee (1996-2003), George never missed a game – a span of 128 starts. He was a 1,000-yard rusher seven times, and a four-time Pro Bowler. George racked up 36 100-yard games, and the Titans recorded a 30-6 record in those games.
George’s No. 27 jersey will be retired on Sunday during a halftime ceremony at Nissan Stadium.
Mason played from 1997-2004 with the Titans and caught 453 passes for 6,114 yards and 37 touchdowns with the team. Mason played with the Ravens, Jets and Texans before retiring after the 2011 season with 12,061 receiving yards and 66 touchdowns.
Hutchinson played in 169 games over 12 NFL seasons, from 2001-2012. He played in 2012 with the Titans.
Former Tennessee Oilers quarterback Dave Krieg was also among those nominated.
The Modern-Era players list will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and to 15 finalists in early January 2020. The finalists will then be presented to the full 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee during its annual meeting on “Selection Saturday,” the day before Super Bowl LIV.
Titans Online looks back at franchise legends Eddie George and Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV. (AP Photos)
A first-round pick (14th overall) by the Houston Oilers in the 1996 NFL Draft, Eddie George became only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards, while never missing a start, as Tennessee's starter through 2003. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)
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This Sunday, September 15 will be a special day as the Titans retire QB Steve McNair’s No. 9 jersey and RB Eddie George’s No. 27 jersey during halftime of the team's home opener vs the Indianapolis Colts.
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