It’s that time of week where we throw it back and remember an NFL great. This week, I set my sights on a guy whom I grew up watching and admiring. This SB XXVIII MVP paved many NFL records as well as over half a dozen probowl trips. His names is Emmitt Smith.
After breaking many titles in college, he was drafted in 1990 by the Dallas Cowboys. His rookie campaign consisted of under 1k rushing yards and 11 tds in 15 games.
In his second year, he rushed for 1,563 yards and 12 td’s, also clinching his first of four rushing titles. He followed that with 1,713 rushing yards, setting a franchise record winning the leagues rushing record as well as a SB in the same season.
The records don’t stop…
In 1993, the Cowboys became the first team to go 0-2 and win a SB. He posted 1,486b yards and 8 td’s after missing the first two games. He became the NFL’s highest paid RB’s and he proved his worth.
In 1996 he earned his 100th career td and surpassed 10k rushing yards, becoming the 12th player to do so and take note, the youngest.
Over the next 5 years, he continued to add on the stats, becoming the Cowboys all time leading rusher and the NFL’s all time rushing td leader. He also became the NFL’s leader in postseason rushing td’s.
He surpassed Walter Payton’s record with 17,162 career rushing yards, ultimately finishing his career in Arizona. There’s more interesting facts and records about this superhero of a RB, which you can find online. One can’t overlook a champion, especially a 3 time SB champ.