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Encyclopedia > Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith
Smith at a 2007 speech
Position(s):
Running back
Jersey #(s):
22
Born: May 15, 1969 (1969-05-15) (age 39)
Pensacola, Florida
Career Information
Year(s): 19902004
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
College: Florida
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Rushing Yards     18,355
Average     4.2
Rushing TDs     174
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

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  • 18,355 career rushing yards
  • 164 career rushing TD's
  • 78 100+ yards rushing games
College Football Hall of Fame

Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. Smith is a three time Super Bowl champion and the NFL's all time rushing leader, a record formerly held by his childhood hero Walter Payton. Smith surpassed Payton on October 27, 2002 against the Seattle Seahawks at Texas Stadium. He is the only running back to ever have won a Super Bowl championship, the NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season (1993). Emmitt Smith is one of the three "Triplets", along with Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin that highlighted the Dallas Cowboys' offense during the 1990s.[1] is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Nickname: Motto: Enhancing the Quality of Life for all Citizens Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg (R) Area  - City 39. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... NFL redirects here. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ...

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Personal life

Smith was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Florida and returned to school during the off-season to take classes. He received his degree in Public Recreation from the University of Florida in May, 1996.[2] Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ...


Smith married former Miss Virginia beauty queen Patricia Southall on April 22, 2000. Their son, Emmitt IV, was born on Smith's 33rd birthday, May 15, 2002. Smith has a daughter, Regan by ex-girlfriend Hope Wilson and a stepdaughter, Jasmine, Southall's daughter from her previous marriage to comedian Martin Lawrence. Patricia Annette Southall (born c. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence[1] (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. ...


NFL records

Emmitt Smith is the 3rd player in NFL history to have five straight seasons with over 1,400 rushing yards and over sixty catches. Smith, Jim Brown, and LaDainian Tomlinson are the only players with seven straight 10-touchdown seasons to start their careers. With 1,021 rushing yards in 2001, Smith almost became the first player in NFL history with 11 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons and the first to post 11 1,000-yard rushing seasons in a career. He is not the NFL's all-time leader in rushing attempts with 2,999. NFL redirects here. ... Jahwon is smart cute likes football and is good For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ...


Smith currently holds the NFL record in career rushing yards with 18,355, breaking the previous record held by Walter Payton, on October 27, during the 2002 NFL season. He leads all running backs with 164 career rushing touchdowns, and his 175 total touchdowns ranks him second only to Jerry Rice's 207 touchdowns. The sum of his rushing yards, receiving yards (3,224) and fumble return yards (-15), gave him a total of 21,564 yards from the line of scrimmage, making him one of only four players in NFL history to eclipse the 21,000-combined yards mark. Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...


Smith also accumulated a number of NFL postseason records, including rushing touchdowns (19), consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (9) and 100-yard rushing games (7). His 1,586 yards rushing is also top on the NFL postseason chart, and he shares the total playoff touchdown mark of 21 with Thurman Thomas. Smith is one of only five NFL players who have amassed over 10,000 career-rushing yards and 400 career receptions. Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice are the only two non-kickers to score 1000 points in a career. Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...


Playing style

Emmitt Smith was noted for being a very durable back with excellent vision, tremendous leg strength, great balance, a competitive heart, and one of the most complete players to ever play the position of running back. Smith excelled at running between the tackles as a highly efficient downhill runner skilled at cutting through quickly changing gaps toward "daylight", but was also skilled in running to the outside, and catching the ball as a receiver. Although Smith is right-handed, he mainly carried the ball in his left hand.


In the mold of Walter Payton, Smith was a great blocker in pass protection - the great blocking fullback Daryl "Moose" Johnston noted that Smith was better in pass protection than he was. Daryl Moose Johnston (born February 10, 1966) is a former National Football League fullback who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1989-1999). ...


During his career, he was often compared to Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders as both men were extremely successful for their respective teams and combined for 8 rushing titles during the 1990's. Smith provided many highlights and considered more of a "north-south" runner who provided a more balanced running game and excelled in the short yardage game. Many experts and fans have debated who was better with no real conclusion being drawn other than both can easily be regarded as the greatest ever and both are among the greatest players to ever play the game.[3] In 1999, three years before becoming the game's all-time rushing yardage leader, he was ranked number 68 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968)) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent all of his professional career with the Detroit Lions in the NFL. Sanders is best known for being one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


Retirement

On February 3, 2005, at a press conference in Jacksonville, Florida three days before Super Bowl XXXIX, he announced his retirement after fifteen seasons in the NFL. Smith was released by the Arizona Cardinals, and signed a one day contract for no money with the Dallas Cowboys – after which he immediately retired as a Cowboy, the team he played for from 1990 to 2002. [4] Jacksonville redirects here. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


In September 2005, Smith signed on to serve as a studio analyst on the NFL Network show, NFL Total Access. NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... NFL Total Access is a television news program on the NFL Network. ...


On September 19, 2005, at halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game (broadcast on Monday Night Football), Smith was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor with his longtime teammates Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... MNF redirects here. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ...


Smith becomes eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, and it is widely expected that he will be inducted on his first opportunity. He was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on July 21, 2007 as a 2007 Division I-A inductee. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


On July 23, 2006, Smith was a judge at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant. is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miss Universe 2006, the 55th Miss Universe pageant, took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA. Unlike past events, it was held on Sunday, July 23, 2006 (almost two months later than usual). ...


In the fall of 2006, Smith won the third season of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Cheryl Burke. Smith was praised for "making dancing look manly" and for his "natural charm", and Burke was given credit for coaching Smith while still allowing him to improvise some moves. For the late-2007 season, see Dancing with the Stars (US season 5). ... Cheryl Bautista Burke (born May 3, 1984) is a two time Emmy nominated professional dancer. ...


On September 30, 2006, he was one of the first four Gator legends inducted into the Gator Football Ring of Honor, alongside Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, and Jack Youngblood. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gator Football Ring of Honor is a ring on the displayed on the North Endzone façade of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium displaying the names of the players and coaches who have contributed greatly to the Florida Gators football team. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ...


In 2007, Emmitt was named to FHSAA's All-Century Team that listed the Top 33 football players in the state of Florida's 100 year history of high school football.


On March 12, 2007, Smith joined ESPN as a studio analyst for their NFL pregame coverage alongside Chris Berman, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski and Chris Mortensen. He, Mortensen, Jackson, Berman and analyst Steve Young did the Monday Night Football countdown each week.[5] is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... A fairly broad term for a person or tool with a primary function of information analysis, generally with a more limited, practical and short term set of goals than a researcher. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... Thomas Jackson (b. ... Ronald Vincent Jaws Jaworski (born March 23, 1951 in Lackawanna, New York) is a former American football player and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is referred as the King of Tape Breakdown with his ability to break down plays. ... Chris Mortensen (born on November 7, 1951), an award-winning journalist, provides reports for ESPNs Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... MNF redirects here. ...


In 2008, Smith appeared on a Just For Men's hair commercial with baseball legend Keith Hernandez and basketball sensation Walt "Clyde" Frazier. Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ...


Video games

He has a football video game named in his likeness called Emmitt Smith Football which features all 28 NFL teams and is commentated by Emmitt Smith. It was released in 1994 for the Super NES and Sega Genesis. Emmitt Smith Football is a simplistic football game for the Super NES. Like in Troy Aikman NFL Football, the player can make his own plays. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


References

  1. ^ DallasCowboys.com: Jul 20, 2005-Aikman, Emmitt, Irvin Heading Into Ring Of Honor
  2. ^ Emmitt Smith Biography - Football Dreams Come True, Super Bowl Mvp, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, A New Rushing Record - SELECTED WRITINGS BY SMITH
  3. ^ The Pitt News: Nov 4, 2002-Emmitt Smith's attitude off the field is just as important
  4. ^ Net Glimse: Emmitt Smith - Biography
  5. ^ ESPN - Ex-Cowboys great Smith joins ESPN as NFL analyst - NFL

External links

  • Official website
Preceded by
Thurman Thomas
NFL Most Valuable Player
1993
Succeeded by
Steve Young
Preceded by
Barry Sanders
AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1990
Succeeded by
Leonard Russell
Preceded by
Walter Payton
NFL Career Rushing Yards Leader
2002 - present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke
Dancing with the Stars (US) winner
Season 3 (Fall 2006 with Cheryl Burke)
Succeeded by
Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough
Preceded by
Troy Aikman
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXVIII, 1993
Succeeded by
Steve Young
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Emmitt Smith (10488 words)
Smith is the seventh player in NFL history to carry the title of all-time rushing leader, and he is the only player in NFL history to rush for more than 18,000 yards.
Smith is also the NFL's career rushing touchdowns leader with 164, and he stands second in league annals in total touchdowns with 175, trailing the all-time leader, Jerry Rice, by 32.
Smith also led the NFL in total yards from scrimmage with 1,900 (1,486 rushing/414 receiving), outdistancing runner-up Thurman Thomas of Buffalo (1,702) by almost 200 yards, and with a 5.3 yards-per-carry average, the highest average by a Dallas running back since Duane Thomas posted a 5.3 average in 1970.
Dallas Cowboys (509 words)
Smith already stands 13th in NFL history in yards rushing, and in 1996, he should become the 12th player (and second youngest) in league history to pass the 10,000 yard mark.
With 96 career rushing touchdowns, Smith is fifth in NFL history and with 100 total touchdowns, is tied for ninth in league annals.
Smith has the club record with 96 rushing touchdowns in the regular season, and he has another 18 postseason touchdowns to top all Dallas players in playoff touchdowns and points (108).
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