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Emmitt Smith

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
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Profession: American Football Player

United States of America

Why Famous: He broke Walter Payton's rushing record to become the leading rusher (18,355) in NFL history.

Born: May 15, 1969
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Age: 52 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 2000-04-22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

Historical Events

  • 1989-10-12 Dallas running back Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Minnesota Vikings for 5 players and 6 future draft picks including future stars Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith and Darren Woodson
  • 1994-01-30 Super Bowl XXVIII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13; MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB
  • 1995-12-25 Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith makes a NFL record of 25 touchdowns in a season against the Arizona Cardinals
  • 2010-08-07 Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little & Dick LeBeau are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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