After winning a Heisman Trophy at Ohio State, George put up big numbers for both Houston and Tennessee as a member of the Oilers/Titans franchise. He was a workhorse running back, routinely amassing more than 300 carries per season. Over nine seasons he rushed for 10,441 yards and 68 touchdowns.
Runner-up: Steve Atwater
Worthy of consideration: Terrell Buckley, Rodney Hampton, Ken Houston