Eddie George, former Heisman Trophy winner and four-time NFL Pro Bowler, has been named the 2014 Daddy of the year by Daddy & Company, the leading supplier of gifts for dads. The honor was bestowed on George by Robert “Daddy” Nickell. Nickell felt George deserved the award for being a true family man and being so proactive in raising his two sons.
Nickell is the CEO of Daddy & Company and the host of the groundbreaking web series, My Life as a Dad. He has an excellent outlook on the topic of dads and can see which ones are set apart.
“Daddy and Company takes great pride in choosing its annual Daddy of the Year. This year we have selected Eddie George who is a man of great achievement but in his heart his greatest moments come from being with his family and children. I have personally interviewed Eddie and believe him to be an outstanding father who understands how to listen, and nurture his children. We all know any man can be a father but it takes someone special to the dad.” said Nickell.
Eddie George proved himself over and over again in his career beginning when he was named NFL Rookie of the Year coming out of Ohio State University in 1996. Afterward he held a host of NFL records. Not stopping there, he made the wise decision to go back to school and get his MBA; built a business and a brand.
Currently he is an analyst on Fox Sports and the host of NBC’s American Dream Builder. Eddie has continued his physical training as well. In addition to being in peak physical condition, he matches his mental and spiritual self so as to be ready to meet his demanding schedule.
George is a family man; married to Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George, a Grammy®-nominated singer with the soul group SWV ("Sisters With Voices"), which sold more than six million records. They have two sons, Eriq and Jaire. The loving parents enjoy family time, their own careers, friends, and kids’ sporting events.
“I’m extremely excited and honored to be selected as Daddy of the Year. I never really sought out to be Daddy of the Year, it’s just something I try to live every day, to be a better husband and a better father. My sons motivate me on a consistent basis to be a better man and hold me true to my own principals. They hold me accountable even when they’re not around, and to receive an award for that is truly an honor.” said George.
George becomes the second Daddy of The Year honoree for Daddy and Company. Passing the torch over to Eddie is 2013 honoree Ian Ziering. As spokesman for Daddy and Company in 2013, Ziering exemplified what a true family man and true dad really is to his two beautiful daughters. Said Ziering of the award, “Being a dad is the best role I’ve ever had. Being named Daddy of The Year is like receiving a daddy Oscar.”
Congratulations to all dads that put the time, patience and love into the most important role they will ever play in life! Happy Father’s Day!