Tale of the TapeHeight: 5-9
Weight: 209 lbs.
Born: May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, FL
Drafted: Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round (17th pick overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft.
Acquired: Re-signed on September 16, 1993 by the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent.
Personal Stats:- Consensus All-American RB and prep Player of the Year by Parade Magazine and USA Today in Florida - Third-highest career rushing and scoring totals in prep
history with 8,804 yards and 106 TDs - Averaged 7.8 yards per carry, ran for over 100 yards 45 times - Charity Golf Tournament to help numerous groups in the
Pensacola area - 1993 Miller Lite NFL Player of the Year and 1991 and 1992
finalist, donating the money to the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation - Mother, Mary, father, Emmitt, and sister, Marsha, head up
Emmitt Inc.,a marketing and promotions company that handles Smith - Therapeutic recreation major.
- Signed a contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 12 - Missed most of the preseason due to a sprained right knee.
- His 25 rushing TDs established a single-season NFL record for
rushing TDs and total TDs - Selected to his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl - Recorded his fifth consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season - Only player in NFL history with five straight seasons rushing
for more than 1,400 yards - Became the fastest player to reach the 80 TD mark in NFL history - Led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,773 - Has a TD in 36 of his last 38 games, including playoffs.
- Scored a league-high and team-record 22 TDs and became first
Dallas player to lead team in scoring for five consecutive seasons - Rushed for 1,484 yards, third in the NFL, and scored a TD
in a club-record nine consecutive games - First Dallas player to be a four-time Pro Bowl starter - Did not lose a fumble in 449 rushing and receiving attempts - Established a new team-record with 35 carries on Nov. 7 vs.
NY Giants, while scoring two TDs and gaining 163 yards - Before missing the season finale on Dec. 24 at NY Giants,
Smith had never missed a start due to injury in his 87 career games.
- Won NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Super Bowl XXVIII MVP,
All-Pro honors and a third straight rushing title with 1,486 yards - Missed the first two games of the season due to contract
negotiations - Ran for a club record 237 rushing yards on Oct. 31 vs. Philadelphia - Passed 5,000 yard mark in game vs. Miami on Thanksgiving day.
- Consensus All-Pro - Led the league in rushing yards (1,713), rushing TDs (18)
and total TDs (19). All three categories were then team records - Broke loose for 163 yards on Nov. 1 to become the first RB
to record more than 100 yards against Philadelphia in 53 games - - Cowboy record three straight postseason 100-yard rushing games - Became the first Cowboy player to rush for more than
100 yards in a Super Bowl.
- Became the first Cowboy to lead the league in rushing,
posting 1,563 yards on the ground - At 22 years and seven months of age, Smitt became the
youngest player to lead the league in rushing - Made 1st Pro Bowl Appearance as a starter - Reached 2000 yard mark in just 28 games
- Earned Offensive Rookie of the Year Award - Cowboys were 5 - 0 when he ran 20 times or more - Placed third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL with
11 rushing TDs - His 241 rushing attempts broke Tony Dorsett's
rookie-attempts record - Had a career-high 117 yards receiving on Nov. 18 vs. LA Rams.
- All-American and three-time All-SEC selection - Ran for more than 100 yards in 24 of 30 games with Florida - Surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his seventh game,
earlier than any other player in college football history - Florida's all-time leading rusher in only three seasons with
3,928 yards - Set 58 school records - School record single-game rushing mark in 1989 with
316 yards against New Mexico while running for 3 TD's - Fifth leading all-time rusher in SEC history.
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