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Father of ex-NFL star Eddie George battling COVID-19

NFL.com — All-Pro running back Eddie George

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL star running back Eddie George and his family have a very personal stake in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cory Curtis of WKRN-TV Nashville’s News 2 reported on Tuesday that George’s father is currently battling the coronavirus.

Our thoughts and prayers are with George and his family.

The NFL community, like all of America, has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and former Jacksonville Jaguars legend Tony Boselli are a few of the prominent names to test positive, while the NFL lost one of its most famous kickers when Tom Dempsey passed away due to health complications stemming from the coronavirus.