Emmitt Smith is an American former professional football player who by the time of his retirement from the National Football League (NFL) in 2005 had become the all-time leading rusher in the entire history of the league. He spent his entire fifteen seasons with the NFL playing for the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.
He was born to Mary and Emmitt James Smith, Jr. He has a brother named Emory, who also became a professional football player. In 2000, he married Patricia Southall, who won the Miss Virginia USA crown in 1993. The marriage produced three children. He also had another child from a previous relationship.
During his NFL career, he was selected to Pro Bowl eight times and helped the Dallas Cowboys win three Super Bowl titles. In 2010, he was honored with an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Always, through my whole life, I've had a thirst for knowledge.Emmitt Smith
As a former football player who has carried a football more than 4,000 times, trust me, I did not go into ballroom dancing with my body being 100 percent, with no aches or pains or ailments coming with me. When you're dancing, you're doing stuff that your body's not used to, and so you start to aggravate those old injuries.Emmitt Smith
I don't have to get up in the morning and go beat up my body like I used to. I don't have to be out there in August in 108 degree weather down in Texas.Emmitt Smith
I enjoyed being a teammate of Deion Sanders. He brings different elements to the game that many people would not even realize, and to watch and witness a superior talent like him and watch him prepare and train, and study the game is truly amazing.Emmitt Smith
I was going through a little bit of turbulence in my career. And so, it's funny how turbulence itself will make you hold onto something for security. And so the only thing I knew is trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own heart, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path.Emmitt Smith
I've learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.Emmitt Smith
My mom said, 'Don't get married. You're too young. Go out there and experience what life has to offer.' And I did.Emmitt Smith
Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.Emmitt Smith
is a famous American football player,
who was born on
May 15, 1969. As a person born on this date, Emmitt Smith is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 15) and the 105th most popular for the year (1969).
People born on May 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Emmitt Smith is the 485th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Emmitt Smith's birthday, Emmitt Smith is the 3176th most famous American and ranks 6th in famous people born in Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
In general, Emmitt Smith ranks as the 5764th
most popular famous person, and the 275th most popular footballer of all time.
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