Emmitt Smith

#22 Emmitt Smith

Dallas Cowboys Running Back 1990-2002

Running Back Emmitt Smith Bio

Date of birth: May 15, 1969
Birth Place: Pensacola, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
College: Florida 
NFL Draft 1990 / Round 1 / Pick 17

NFL All Time Leading Rusher Emmitt Smith’s Career Highlights

Pro Bowls 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,
1995, 1998, 1999, 2000
Awards 1993 AP NFL MVP
1993 PFWA MVP
1993 Super Bowl MVP
1993 UPI NFC Offensive Player of the Year
1993 Bert Bell Award
1990 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
Gator Football Ring of Honor
Records NFL Career Rushing Yards
NFL Career Rushing TDs
Dallas Cowboys Career Rushing Yards
Dallas Cowboys Career Rushing TDs
More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Emmitt Smith:

In 1990 the Dallas Cowboys drafted a running back, 17th overall, in the first round pick. That running back was Emmitt Smith, from the University of Florida , who would prove to be another Dallas Cowboys all-star.

During his fifteen-year career in the NFL (1990- 2002 with the Dallas Cowboys), Smith amassed a multitude of records. Aside from the statistics, he is noted for having been a player with a competitive heart and great balance. Indeed, he is considered to be one of the most complete players to ever play the position of running back.

The list of Emmitt Smith’s achievements in Texas Stadium and visitors stadiums is long. He is the first player in NFL history to have five straight seasons with over 1,400 rushing yards. In 2001, Smith became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and the first to post 11 1,000-yard rushing seasons in a career. Smith currently holds the NFL record in career rushing yards with 18,355. He also has to his name a number of NFL postseason records.

Emmitt Smith was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2005. He left behind a most impressive legacy and a lasting impression on the entire National Football League. He is a legend of Dallas Cowboy’s history.

Emmitt Smith Career Rushing Stats

Year Team Games Attempts Yards YPC TDs
1990 Dallas Cowboys 16 241 937 3.9 11
1991 Dallas Cowboys 16 365 1,563 4.3 12
1992 Dallas Cowboys 16 373 1,713 4.6 18
1993 Dallas Cowboys 14 283 1,486 5.3 9
1994 Dallas Cowboys 15 368 1,484 4.0 21
1995 Dallas Cowboys 16 377 1,773 4.7 25
1996 Dallas Cowboys 15 327 1,204 3.7 12
1997 Dallas Cowboys 16 261 1,074 4.1 17
1998 Dallas Cowboys 16 319 1,332 4.2 13
1999 Dallas Cowboys 15 329 1,397 4.2 11
2000 Dallas Cowboys 16 294 1,203 4.1 9
2001 Dallas Cowboys 14 261 1,021 3.9 3
2002 Dallas Cowboys 16 254 975 3.8 14
2003 Arizona Cardinals 10 90 256 2.8 2
2004 Arizona Cardinals 15 267 937 3.5 9
Career Dallas/Arizona 226 4,409 18,355 4.16 174

Accomplishments that made Emmitt Smith a Legend:

  • 18,355 total career rushing yards, Most in NFL History
  • 164 career rushing TDs,
  • 4 Times led NFL in Rushing, 2nd Most in NFL History
  • 3 Consecutive times led NFL in Rushing, 2nd Most in NFL History
  • 11 Seasons with 1,000+ Rushing Yards, Most in NFL HistoryThree Super Bowl Championships

More Honors for Cowboy Legend Emmitt Smith

  • 1993 NFL Most Valuable Player
    • Four Rushing Titles
    • 11 straight seasons with 1,000 yards
    • Eight Seasons With 10 Touchdowns
    • 74 100-yard rushing games in the NFL
    • 25 100-yard rushing games at the University of Florida
    • 45 100-yard rushing games at Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia High School

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