LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Heisman Trophy winner and 4 time NFL Pro Bowler, Eddie George has been named 2014 Daddy of The Year by Daddy and Company, the leading supplier of gifts for dads. Robert "Daddy" Nickell, CEO of Daddy & Co. and host of the groundbreaking web series, My Life As A Dad, bestowed the honor of 2014 Daddy of The Year to George for being a true family man and being so proactive in raising his two sons.
"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.
Named NFL Rookie of The Year coming out of The Ohio State University in 1996 and holding a host of NFL records, George could have stopped there, but he decided to go back to school get his MBA and begin to build businesses and a brand. Currently an analyst on Fox Sports and host of NBC's American Dream Builder, Eddie continues to train hard and find balance to maintain his peak physical, mental and spiritual condition to meet the challenges of his demanding schedule.
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 are the loving parents of two sons, Eriq and Jaire. They enjoy a busy life of friends, family 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."
About "My Life As A Dad"
"My Life As A Dad" is the first show of its kind to delve into the lives of celebrity and professional athlete dads to get the answers to important questions such as how they feel about being a dad; what their parenting philosophies are; how they balance their family life with their professional life, and, in some cases, how they relate their unique upbringing to being a dad today. "My Life As A Dad" captures fathers' thoughts and heartfelt stories in their fatherhood experience from expecting fathers to empty nesters.
For more information about "My Life As A Dad," go to www.mylifeasadad.com.
About Daddy and Company
Daddy & Company® is the offspring of Robert Nickell, who fathered his first four children more than 20 years ago. Daddy & Company® was conceived when Robert, who remarried in 2007, discovered he was about to be a father all over again in 2009! Daddy & Company is dedicated to providing dads in every stage of fatherhood a way to proudly proclaim, "I'm the Daddy!" Daddy & Company is committed to excellence and strives to deliver quality products at great prices while ensuring the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.
Daddy & Company vision is to be the leading supplier of gifts for dads - from the frantic first time dad to the more experienced dad; Daddy & Company builds and evolves every day in order to develop a cohesive line that has something for every dad while keeping each new product innovative, exceptional and meaningful. Daddy & Company is dedicated to families everywhere, and each I'm the Daddy product is designed to encourage involvement and engagement between Dad and Child - from the delivery room on. For more information about Daddy and Company, go to www.daddyncompany.com
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