Emmitt Smith

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
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Profession: American Football Player

United States of America

Biography: Emmitt Smith is an American football running back, best known for his time with the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL). During his 15-year career, he became the NFL's all-time leading rusher, a record that still stands. Smith's powerful running style, combined with his agility and durability, made him one of the most dominant players of his era.

With the Cowboys, Smith was a crucial part of a team that won three Super Bowl titles in a four-year span during the 1990s. Playing alongside other stars like Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, Smith was instrumental in these successes, earning the Super Bowl XXVIII Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. His individual accomplishments include eight Pro Bowl selections and four NFL rushing titles.

After retiring from professional football, Emmitt Smith has remained in the public eye, including winning the third season of the television show Dancing with the Stars.

Born: May 15, 1969
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Age: 54 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 running back Emmitt Smith scores NFL record 25th touchdown of the season in 37-13 win against Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe AZ
  • 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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