Team Frugal: Eddie George
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
For some student athletes in college, you pick whatever major you think will make your college career as smooth as possible so you can focus on your sport. Eddie George, one of the best college football players of all time and Heisman trophy winner did the exact opposite. Eddie George majored in landscape architecture in college and went on to earn his MBA at Northwestern University after his career was over. Ultimately his degrees are what led to what his current job is right now, not his legendary NFL career.
Eddie George had a tremendous NFL career. He played 9 seasons and won numerous accolades including rookie of the year and multiple pro bowl selections for the Houston Oilers/ Tennessee Titans. For as successful as Eddie George was, he didn’t rest on his laurels.
Eddie George started his entrepreneurial career shortly after retiring. He is the founder of the Edge group, a company that does landscaping and design projects. He is also the owner of Eddie George’s Grille 27, a restaurant in Ohio. He also runs a wealth management program helping other individuals with wealth preservation and teaches at his former alma mater, Ohio State. Eddie George has also found a niche in television as an actor and analyst in his spare time making appearances in Ballers HBO, Best Man Holiday and even on Broadway.
Eddie George is a perfect example of being a frugal athlete and a role model to look at for all athletes especially student athletes that may be indecisive when picking a major in school. Eddie George picked a major he was passionate about and it’s that passion that has led him to be successful off the field just as he was on the field.