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Eddie George to serve as Ohio State’s assistant vice president for business advancement

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Former Ohio State running back Eddie George is coming back to campus.

George, who won the 1995 Heisman before playing professionally for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys, will serve as assistant vice president for business advancement, according to a Tuesday university news release.

In such a capacity, according to the release, George will “work with multiple internal and external university constituencies to increase awareness of health and wellness initiatives, support the efforts to engage alumni and friends in the life of the university, assist with fundraising, alumni relations and communications for Ohio State, and work with student-athletes as determined by the athletics director.”

Additionally, George, who was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Titans, will “support personalized medicine initiatives, sports business education and work with student-athletes on personal and professional development.”

George will report to Jeff Kaplan, OSU’s senior vice president and executive officer to university President E. Gordon Gee.

George, who’s a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, said working with OSU is a “privilege.”

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to apply what I’ve learned from my academic and football journey while at the university, along with the work I’ve been doing in the world of business, to support the transformative initiatives happening at my alma mater,” George said in a released statement.

In 2001, George graduated from OSU with a degree in landscape architecture before earning his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern in 2009.

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