Eddie George performing Shakespeare? You better believe it

If four-plus months of indulging in college football leaves you feeling the need for some culture to balance out your life, we have good news: You can do it without totally leaving the gridiron behind.

That is thanks to FOX Sports football analyst and all-time Ohio State great Eddie George, who is scheduled to play the title character in Shakespeare’s “Othello” for a three-week run in January beginning three days after the BCS National Championship Game.

George, the 1995 Heisman Trophy winner who played most of his NFL career in Nashville as a Tennessee Titan, will be performing at the Troutt Theater at Belmont University in Nashville with the show running from Jan. 9-Feb. 2.

The last day happens to coincide with the date of Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, and the website for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival notes an understudy will perform the lead role Jan. 17-19, 23 and 24 in case you are planning a trip to Music City.

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