November 25, 2003 by

George Peoples

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George Peoples, a former NFL running back, died on Nov. 23. Cause of death was not released. He was 43.
Peoples played college football at Auburn University, where he received the school’s offensive player of the year award in 1981. In the eighth round of the 1982 NFL draft, he was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys.
Peoples spent three seasons in the NFL, playing for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended the Bucs’ training camp in 1985 but was cut before the regular season started.
Since his football career ended, however, Peoples has had several brushes with the law. On Sunday, firefighters forced their way into a Tampa motel room, and found People’s body. His death is currently under investigation.

One Response to George Peoples

  1. John C. Farrar

    Rest in peace, George. You were one hell of a running back when you carried King High School in the late 70’s. Used to come see you guys play under the lights on Friday night! You will NEVER be forgotten. God bless…Sincerely, John C. Farrar Tampa Prep Class of 79.

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