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article imageEddie George discusses Heisman trophy, partnership with Wendy's Special

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 12, 2016 in Sports
New York - NFL star Eddie George chatted with Digital Journal about his Heisman trophy win, as well as his partnership with Wendy's High School Heisman.
George was the winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1995, and he is celebrating collegiate Heisman weekend and the Wendy's High School Heisman award. "We are partnering to recognize the great student athletes of our country, not just on the football field or field of play, but in the classroom and the community," George said. "It is truly remarkable what Wendy's has done."
He continued, "Wining the trophy was a dream come true. It was a childhood dream of mine. I used to practice my speech in the mirror when I was 12 years old, so to actually in 1995 at age 22 was surreal, and I thought it couldn't get any better than that. As the years go on, you really appreciate what it stands for. You are forever known as a Heisman trophy winner. Nobody can ever take that away from you."
In partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy's High School Heisman honors scholar athletes that give back to their community, while reaching higher both on and off the field.
On December 9, George was in New York, where he helped announce the male and female winners of this prestigious award, and he is lending his recognizable voice to a trailer film that spotlights the perspicacity of the award finalists.
Each day, he is motivated by life. "I want to be the best that I can possibly be, whether it is acting, commentating or being a dad and a husband. That's what motivates me every day when I wake up in the morning," he said.
Aside from his career in sports, he starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway in 2016, and his latest acting endeavors included appearances on shows such as Ballers and NCIS: LA. "Playing Billy Flynn was a great experience for me. I've been doing theater work for the last 12 years, and I've taken singing lessons throughout those years," he said.
"Embrace each moment, be 100 percent present in everything you do, and don't take anything for granted. Don't think that you are here just to play a specific sport, and go beyond that. Don't have a plan B, have a plan A, and make that a career for yourself," he said, for aspiring athletes.
George defined the word success as "Going to bed and having a peaceful rest." "Knowing that I've done all I can do in any given day, and knowing that I can sleep without any anxiety. That is success to me, and everything that comes along with that, will come," he said.
A native of Philadelphia, George is an inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame. To learn more about Eddie George, check out his official homepage.
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