Eddie George will play the role of Othello the Moor in the 2014 Nashville Shakespeare Festival. It appears that aside from being a Heisman-winning running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and NFL Pro Bowler, George is also an amateur thespian.
In the below trailer for the play, George performs Othello’s final monologue before the character **spoiler alert** stabs himself. Considering Geroge’s athletic build, he is a good fit to play the commanding Moor general.
This is not George’s first performance at the Shakespeare Festival. In 2012 he played the lead in “Julius Caesar.” Apparently he likes the tragedies.