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Emmitt Smith

Born: May 15, 1969

Birthplace: Pensacola

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Emmitt Smith

Date of Birth : May 15, 1969
Birth Place : Pensacola

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

Profession


  • Athlete
  • American football player

Also known as


  • Emmitt James Smith III
  • emmitt_smith

Parents


  • Emmitt James Smith, II
  • Mary Clements Smith

Spouse


  • Patricia Southall

Children


  • Emmitt Smith IV
  • Skylar Smith
  • Rheagen Smith

Awards Won


  • Best NFL Player ESPY Award
  • Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award
  • AP Most Valuable Player
  • NFL Honors - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Dancing with the Stars mirrorball trophy
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