Eddie George's hard work didn't end with his final NFL snap in 2004. He shifted his career focus from football to acting. After strong performances on the Nashville theater scene, George was cast as Billy Flynn in Chicago for a run on Broadway from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28.

"I wouldn't say anything different," George says about his preparation for acting versus football. "I think it's a different venue, a different craft but the same rules apply. And I've taken the things I've learned from the football field that I had great success in to the stage: the work ethic, paying attention to detail. To me, getting to Broadway was a huge success in my life, to say, 'OK, I'm going from the football field to a Broadway stage.' I played the Super Bowl and I played the Super Bowl in acting eight times a week. And hopefully, that won't be my last time."

George talked to ThePostGame from the Russell Athletic "Team On" brand activation at the end of July in New Jersey. George recently became a spokesperson for the company.

Big Ten Heisman Trophy Winners


Troy Smith

Ohio State quarterback, 2006.


Ron Dayne

Wisconsin running back, 1999.


Charles Woodson

Michigan cornerback/returner, 1997.


Eddie George

Ohio State running back, 1995.


Desmond Howard

Michigan receiver/returner, 1991.


Archie Griffin

Ohio State running back, 1975.


Archie Griffin

Ohio State running back, 1974.


Howard Cassady

Ohio State running back, 1955.


Alan Ameche

Wisconsin running back, 1950.


Vic Janowicz

Ohio State running back, 1950.


Les Horvath

Ohio State quarterback, 1944.


Bruce Smith

Minnesota running back, 1941.


Tom Harmon

Michigan running back, 1940.


Nile Kinnick

Iowa running back, 1939.


Jay Berwanger

Chicago running back, 1935.

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