March 21, 2023
Eddie George's son Eriq Michael George Age

Eriq Michael George is the celebrity child of Eddie George and Tamara Johnson. His dad Eddie was a former professional football player in the National Football League. Meanwhile, Eriq’s mother Tamara aka Taj is an American singer and rapper. She is also a member of the R&B singing band Sisters with Voices (SWV).

Like his father, Eriq is also making quite a name as a footballer. He is now a team member of Varsity Football at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Well, here we have come with a number of unknown facts about Eddie George’s son Eriq including his flourishing football career, upbringing, singling, and more…

Eriq Michael George Family, Age, and Height

Eriq was born to his parents Edward Nathan George Jr. aka Eddie and Tamara Antrice Johnson aka Taj. on 4 April 2005. He is 17 years old as of 2022. Furthermore, he stands at the height of 6’2″ and weighs 240lbs.

Born and raised in Nashville, Eriq holds American nationality and belongs to African American ethnic group. Additionally coming to his education, he is now a student at Montgomery Bell Academy where his dad is a member of The Board of Trustees.

Eddie George youngest son Eriq Michael Goerge is a footballer

Similar to his father Eddie George, Eriq is also a footballer. Saying that he plays as DE and DT for the Varsity Football team. It is a football team of Montgomery Bell Academy. He started playing football during his 9th grade.

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Eriq Michael George plays for the Varsity Football team

In regards to that, his father Eddie is also a former football player. He used to play as a running back in NFL for nine seasons. Furthermore, Eddie is now head coach of Tennessee State.

Although Eriq is too young to choose a career, it seems like he will soon follow his fathers’ steps and be a footballer.

Eriq is the only son of rapper Tamara Johnson

As we have discussed earlier, Eriq is the son of famous rapper Taj and Tennesse head coach Eddie.

His mom, Tamara Johnson George is a rapper, singer, and actress. She is also one of the group members of the R&B singing group Sisters with Voices(SWV). In addition to that, she has also written songs for the group that includes Right Here, It’s About Time, and You’re the One. Furthermore, she was also featured in a show called Survivor hosted by Jeff Probst.

On the other hand, his father is now the head coach for Tennesse State. Prior to being a pro player, Eddie used to play in his college team for Ohio State. During his career, he has played for Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. Additionally, in 2011, Eriq’s father was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

How did Eriq’s parents Tamara Johnson and Eddie George first meet?

Eriq’s parents first met in Orlando, Florida on Christmas in 1994. According to their interview, Eddie approached Taj for an autograph. She just casually signed it and left which Eddie took personally.

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Eriq Michael George’s parents Tamara Johnson and Eddie George

The two met again after a year in NY when Eddie had just won Heisman Trophy. He recalls:

“I just stand there, I didn’t do anything just holding my ground and I get a little tap on the shoulder and it was her friend and her friend said ‘my girlfriend wants to meet you.’ So I walk on over and it was her! And I immediately say to her, so I met you last year at this time.”

Eddie claims that Taj pressurized him to marry her

Although it may seem like a bluff but turns out that Eddie felt pressure to marry Taj. In 2018, the couple appeared in Oprah Winfrey’s youtube channel OWN in an episode of “Black Love.” During the talk, Eddie revealed that he felt the pressure to marry her asap. However, Taj disagreed with what Eddie had to say.

Eriq’s father Eddie disclosed that Taj said “If I am not married by the time I graduate then, I am out of here”. His father sure felt the urge to marry her soon than losing her.

The two soon tied the knot in June 2004 at Rockleigh, New Jersey. The couple is now almost into 2 decades of nuptial relation and still going strong.

Eriq’s mother Tamara Johnson suffered from post-partum depression after having him

While someone can adapt to parenthood easily, it may come as a struggle for others. The same happened with Eriq George’s mom Tamara while having him. After Eriq’s birth, his mom Tamara George had to go through lots of problems. She always felt sleep-derived, alone, and unprepared after the arrival of her son Eriq George.

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Eriq Michael George with his rapper mom Taj

The situation even came up to a point when she emailed her sister for help.

“While he’s crying, I’m crying,” she says. “When he slept, I could not sleep. So, I’m up 24 hours a day, and this baby is just screaming and hollering. I’m already emotional. My hormones are all over the place. I couldn’t get a grip on it. I was like, “My baby don’t like me, and I don’t like him.”

In fact, Eriq’s mom suffered from post-partum depression for 5 months since her son’s birth. However, as of now, the mother and son duo shares a great relationship. We can see Tamara’s love for her son Eriq all over her Instagram profile. So it is safe to say that Taj indeed has upheld her suffering and is now a great mother to her son Eriq.

Eriq Michael George has one half-sibling

Eriq has one half-brother from his dad’s first relationship. His elder brother is Jaire David George. He currently lives in Maryland with his mom.

Although the brothers share different mothers, they are quite close. Moreover, Eriq’s mom Taj shares a great bond with Jaire too. She considers him as her oldest son.

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Eriq Michael George with his elder brother Jaire David George

At present, Jaire is a writer, director, and composer. He is also into storytelling. Furthermore, Eriq’s brother is in the 2022 class of USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Eriq George lives a lavish lifestyle: Net Worth

Thanks to all the fortune Eriq’s parents have collected, Eriq, a star kid has had quite a lavish lifestyle. His father earns $400,000 annually as a head coach of Tennesse State. Eddie’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. Meanwhile, Eriq’s mother Taj has amassed a fortune worth $600,000 as of 2022.

Social Media Presence

Coming to Eriq’s social media activeness, George is active on Instagram under the username @er1q.0 with over 1k followers.

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