George Teague's Bio
After retiring from the league in 2002, Teague continued with business adventures while pursuing careers in either broadcasting or football coaching. George realized his ambition for coaching and his passion for mentoring the youth. One year after his NFL retirement he accepted a position as a head football coach and assistant athletic director. George has been able to provide students with a unique perspective of football and sports by sharing his own personal experiences. Currently, Teague is the head football coach and athletic director at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas.
· Selected as the 29th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1993 NFL Draft
· Recorded the longest interception return for a touchdown in postseason history
· Awarded the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Week
· Member of the NFL All Rookie Team
· In 1994, he was tied for second on the team with interceptions
· Signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 1996
· Awarded NFL Defensive Player of the Week versus Minnesota in the NFC wild card playoff game for creating 3 turnovers in consecutive Viking possessions
· Signed with the Miami Dolphins in 1997
· Intercepted two passes, created a forced fumble and delivered 38 tackles
· Signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 1998
· Recorded 102 tackles in 1999, three interceptions for a total of 127 return yards
· Notable remember for the 2000 incident during a game versus the San Francisco 49ers on September 24th
· In 2001, two weeks after the September 11 attacks, as the Cowboys were taking the field, Teague ran with the American Flag to the middle of the field.
Teague accepted a football scholarship from The University of Alabama in 1989. He was one of two freshmen who played as a true freshman. He was named a starter at corner back his sophomore season. As a junior he was moved to free safety, where he led the conference with 6 interceptions. As a senior, he tied the conference lead with 6 interceptions. His 14 career interceptions were two short of the all time school record. Teague elevated his national recognition in the 1993 Sugar Bowl. He had an interception return for a touchdown and a few plays later he raced downfield to catch a sprinting Miami Dolphin receiver and stripped the ball from him. Teague maintained possession of the ball while keeping his balance and starting running the ball up field. The play had a major impact as Alabama became the National Champions. This play is recognized as the #6 best all time collegiate play by ESPN. George was All-SEC in 1991 and 1992. He was also All American in 1992.
George was born in Oscoda, Michigan. As an Air Force brat, Teague grew up across the world, including four years in Germany. He moved to Alabama in 1986 where he attended Jefferson Davis High School. As a senior he was named first team all state both athletically and academically. Teague is married to his high school sweetheart, Consuela. They have two children, James Teague (26) and Jada Teague (20)