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Emmitt Smith


Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith #22 of the Dallas Cowboys evades a tackle attempt by safety Matt Darby #43 of the Arizona Cardinals at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys beat the Cardinals with a final score of 17-3.

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Emmitt James Smith, III - May 15, 1969 - Pensacola, Florida

Drafted: The Dallas Cowboys selected Emmitt Smith No. 17 overall in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Years Played:

Position Played: Running Back
Played For: Dallas Cowboys (1990-2002), Arizona Cardinals (2003-2004)
Alma Mater: Florida
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 2010
Other Members Inducted in 2010: Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little, John Randle, Jerry Rice

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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.

Best Season:

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

NFL Highlights:

• 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 (1990)
• Awarded NFL MVP (1993)
Super Bowl MVP (XXVIII)

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