GEORGE, JEFF

JEFF GEORGE

Inducted: June 12, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN

Date of Birth: December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis

High School Attended: Warren Central, Indianapolis                              Graduated: 1986

High School Honors: Quarterback with 36-2 record; All-Marion County 1983, 1984, 1985; All-State 1984, 1985; Marion County Athlete of Year; 2-time State Champion 1984,  1985 with undefeated seasons (28-0); 1985 awards - Gatorade and USA Today National Player of Year; National Football All-Amemrica (offensive captain); Parade All Publications All-America; Touchdown Club of Columbus (Sam B. Nicola Trophy) Most Outstanding High School Football Player in Nation; IHSAA Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award; Dial National High School Male Athlete of the Year (all sports considered); QB Club Washington, DC, High School Quarterback of the Year; Indiana All-Star Team 1986.

College Attended: University of Illinois                                                Graduated: 1991

College Honors: All-American Bowl 1988-1989; Citrus Bowl 1989-1990 (MVP); All-Big Ten 1989; first and only player in Illinois history drafted #1 in NFL draft; Touchtown Club of Columbus (Sammy Baugh Trophy) Most Outstanding Collegiate QB 1989.

Professional Athletic Background: Drafted #1 in NFL 1990 by Indianapolis Colts; 14-year NFL career as quarterback for Colts, Falcons, Raiders, Vikings, Redskins, Seahawks, and Bears.

Professional Athletic Honors: Co-Rookie of the Year 1990; career passer rating of 80.4; career completion rate of 58% with 28,000 yards and 154 TD passes; finished in top 10 among NFL QB's in completion attempts to passes 4 seasons; led Atlanta and Minnesota to NFL play-offs with 9 TDs, 3 interceptions; had 297 consecutive passes without an interception - 4th best all time in NFL history; holds numerous team records; won Porsche in 1997 for leading NFL in TD/Interception Ratio.

Family: Wife, Teresa; children, Jeff, Jordan, and Jayden.