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Emmitt Smith

Data de nascimento: 15. Maio 1969


Emmitt James Smith, III é um ex-jogador de futebol americano estadounidense que jogou como running back na National Football League por quinze temporadas, entre os anos de 1990 e 2004. Smith jogou futebol americano universitário pela University of Florida, onde foi várias vezes nomeado All-America; depois ele jogou profissionalmente pelo Dallas Cowboys e pelo Arizona Cardinals na NFL. Durante sua carreira na liga, ele se tornou líder em jardas terrestres na história da liga, quebrando o recorde de seu ídolo de infância, Walter Payton, e ainda jogou três Super Bowls . Smith é o único running back a ganhar um Super Bowl, ser MVP de uma temporada, ser líder em jardas terrestres, touchdowns terrestres, jardas por corrida e tentativas, e ainda ser eleito o melhor jogador do Super Bowl no mesmo ano . Ele também é um de quatro running backs a liderar a liga em jardas terrestres em três ou mais temporadas consecutivas, se juntando a Steve Van Buren, Jim Brown e Earl Campbell. Smith foi introduzido no Pro Football Hall of Fame em 2010 e é o primeiro jogador do draft de 1990 a entrar no hall da fama.

Enquanto jogava no Dallas Cowboys, Smith, o quarterback Troy Aikman e o wide receiver Michael Irvin eram chamado de "The Triplets" , liderando o Cowboys a três Super Bowls na década de 90.

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Citações Emmitt Smith

„Football is a team sport, and there is no one individual who is bigger than the next person.“

—  Emmitt Smith
Fred Mitchell (January 26, 1994) "Self-Doubt Will Never Plague Dallas' Smith", Chicago Tribune, p. Sports: 2.

„What I accomplished definitely wasn't achieved by myself. Without others, none of this would have been possible.“

—  Emmitt Smith
Scott Pitoniak (June 3, 2007) "Smith's feet flashing to a new beat", Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, p. 1D, 7D.


„I love to play bid whist as much as I love football.“

—  Emmitt Smith
Angel Beck (October 22, 2000) "Another Game For Emmitt Smith", Syracuse Herald American, p. 27.

„We've got a lot of young guys. A lot of good, young guys. But young guys can go out there and learn how to win quickly. I feel good about the guys behind me. I know that if I'm not in there, they'll do just as well as me.“

—  Emmitt Smith
Robbie Andreu (August 31, 1989) "New and Improved Emmitt Slimmed Down Florida Running Back Emmitt Smith Insists That He Won't Be Carrying More Than His Fair Share of the Load This Season", Sun-Sentinel.

„History has never seen Emmitt Smith. I don't care what has come before me. That's why they call it history you create new history.“

—  Emmitt Smith
Rick Gosselin (August 10, 2003) "Making another rush at history - Smith shooting for 1,000-yard season", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, p. C8.

„He's got great balance and great vision, and Emmitt has earned his starting spot.“

—  Emmitt Smith
About, Galen Hall — reported in United Press International (October 11, 1987) "Emmitt Smith is a Gator on the loose", Houston Chronicle, p. 5.

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„Emmitt Smith is someone that I have great respect for - as a player, a competitor and a person. His contributions to the organization and the NFL speak for themselves.“

—  Emmitt Smith
About, Bill Parcells — reported in Jean-Jacques Taylor (February 28, 2003) "The best is history - 'We have to get it done without Emmitt,' Jones says; Smith thinks he can prosper on new team - Cowboys release NFL's all-time leading rusher", The Dallas Morning News, p. 1A.

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