Interview WIth Former Alabama and NFL Star George Teague
George Teague was a standout for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1989-1992. In his career in Tuscaloosa, Teague recorded 133 total tackles and 14 interceptions. He is most known for his dominant performance in the 1992 National Championship game on Jan. 1st 1993 against the #1 ranked Miami Hurricanes. Teague stepped up and made two remarkable plays in the game that keyed the victory for the Crimson Tide and head coach Gene Stallings. In a play known in college football history as: "The Strip", Teague raced down the field to strip Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Lamar Thomas who was on his way for a potential touchdown. Teague stripped Thomas and prevented the score which kept momentum with Alabama. In the third quarter, Teague intercepted Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta and raced 31 yards for the touchdown to put the Crimson Tide up 27-6 and seal the victory.
Teague was drafted 29th overall in the 1st round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and had a great career in the NFL from 1993-2001. In his 8 year career, Teague recorded 447 total tackles, 15 interceptions, 2 touchdowns and 2 sacks. In 1994, Teague set an NFL Playoff record for longest interception return for a touchdown (101 yards) against the Detroit Lions. Teague is also known for tackling former San Francisco wide receiver Terrell Owens in Dallas, when Owens scored a touchdown and celebrated in the middle of the field in Texas Stadium.
Teague is a model role model for younger athletes as he continues to give back to the community. Currently, George holds the position of Athletics Director and Head Football Coach at Shelton School located in Dallas, Texas. Shelton School serves close to 850 students with learning differences, including dyslexia and related disorders.
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George also runs the George Teague Football Camp. To learn more about his football camp for young athletes click here:
Corey Allen was a former Georgia Bulldog wide receiver from 1994-1997. He finished his career with 63 receptions for 908 yards with 14.4 yards per catch and 5 touchdowns.He has two of the most dramatic touchdown receptions in Bulldogs history in the late 90's. His historic touchdown catch in the 1996 Georgia vs. Auburn set the stage for the 1st SEC OT game. Georgia went on to defeat the Tigers in 4 OT's. His last second touchdown catch in 1997 in Atlanta sealed the victory for the 'Dawgs over their cross town rival the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
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