Emmitt Smith

Running back, American football player

1969 –

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Who is Emmitt Smith?

Emmitt James Smith, III is a retired American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Considered one of the greatest and the single most complete running back in NFL history, Smith played college football for the University of Florida, where he was an All-American. A first-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.

During his long professional career, he became the NFL's all-time rushing leader, breaking the record formerly held by Walter Payton, and played for three Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys teams. Smith is the only running back to ever win 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. He is also one of only four running backs to lead the NFL in rushing three or more consecutive seasons, joining Steve Van Buren, Jim Brown and Earl Campbell. Smith led the league in rushing and won the Super Bowl in the same year three times when to that point it had never been done.

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Born
May 15, 1969
Pensacola
Also known as
  • emmitt_smith
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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Florida
  • Escambia High School
Lived in
  • Pensacola
  • Irving

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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