Emmitt Smith

 

Emmitt Smith was born on May 15, 1969. His proud parents Mary Smith and Emmitt Smith the second told him to work hard in school. Since his family was not rich his mother stayed home and took care of the family and his dad drove a city bus. When he was nine months old he crawled out of his crib. As a child he enjoyed watching football on TV. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Ten years later he was playing football with thirteen year old kids. He weighed so much that he could not play so he was the running back coach. He went to Escambia High School Player of the year. After High School he went to the University of Florida. He holds many of their records.

He started his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. In the 1990 draft the Cowboys selected him 17 overall. In his rookie year he was named to the Pro bowl and he won the Offensive Rookie of The Year. The following year he led the league in rushing and made the Pro Bowl. In 1993 he led the league in rushing he was the NFL MVP, he made the Pro Bowl and the Cowboys won the Super Bowl. He was the Super Bowl MVP .The following year he made his fourth Pro Bowl. In 1995 he set an NFL record with 25 rushing touchdowns. Emmitt also lead the league in rushing, made the Pro Bowl and won the Super Bowl. The following year he won his third Super Bowl.

Six years later in 2001 he was the first running back to rush for 1000 yards 11 straight seasons. In 2002 he broke Walter Paytonís record for most rushing yards ever. The following year he signed with the Arizona Cardinals and finished his career there. After the 2004 season he retired. In 2006 he won the Dancing with the Stars. He won the competition by beating out Mario Lopez in the final round. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Pat and their four children.

Emmitt Smith is admirable because he didnít do drugs. He also went back to College to get a degree. His impact is he raises money for organizations in the Pensacola area. He will show the next generation how to be a Role Model like him. My lesson learned from him is school comes first and you should help around your community.