PASADENA, Calif. — Eddie George was too busy charging through defenses as an NFL running back to stop and inspect the stadium turf. Now retired, he’s turning a critical eye to home building and design as a judge on a new reality television show.

George joins designer Nate Berkus and interior decorator Monica Pedersen on “American Dream Builders” on March 23 on NBC. The show is a chance to make use of his college degree in landscape architecture at Ohio State University, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1995.