Emmitt James Smith, III - May 15, 1969 - Pensacola, Florida
Drafted: The Dallas Cowboys selected Emmitt Smith No. 17 overall in the 1990 NFL Draft.
Dallas Cowboys (1990-2002), Arizona Cardinals
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
Other Members Inducted in 2010:
Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little, John Randle, Jerry Rice
Best Known For:
Emmitt Smith is best know for being the leading rusher in NFL history with 18,355 yards, breaking the previous record held by Walter Payton
, on October 27, 2002. He also holds the career record for most rushing touchdowns and was the featured running back for three Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys teams.
Emmitt Smith put together many great season seasons, but his 1,773 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns performance in 1995 was probably his best individual season. Over the course of the season, he averaged 4.7 yards per carry and added 375 yards on 62 receptions.
NFL Career Totals:
Rushing - 4,409 Carries for 18,355 Yards and 164 Touchdowns
Receiving - 515 Receptions for 3,224 Yards and 11 Touchdowns
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2010)
Selected for the Pro Bowl 8 Times (1990-95, 1998-99))
Selected First-Team All-Pro 4 Times (1992-95)
Named to NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Awarded NFL MVP
Super Bowl MVP