During his time with the Titans, the team made its only Super Bowl appearance, losing to the St. Louis Rams following the 1999 season.
''It was just a way of recognizing my career here in Tennessee and when we moved from Houston to become a huge part of this community and to have those great years while I was playing,'' George said.
The state sports hall of fame also honored former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who retired last year, as the 2014 Tennessean of the Year. The Knoxville native played football and baseball at the University of Tennessee before being drafted by the Rockies.
''To be honored as Tennessean of the Year is fabulous. I'm humbled,'' Helton said. ''To see some of the names like Pat Head Summitt, Coach (Phillip) Fulmer and to just walk in some of the same shoes they've walked in just amazing.''
George headed a group of 10 inductees that made up the 2014 class Saturday night.
Other honorees Saturday night included CrossFit competition athlete Rich Froning as Male Professional Athlete of the Year. Tennessee-Martin basketball players Heather Butler and Jasmine Newsome shared the Amateur Female Athlete of the Year award along with Middle Tennessee basketball player Ebony Rowe and Tennessee softball pitcher Ivy Renfroe.