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Emmitt Smith is a three-time Super Bowl winner and will be eligible for the induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010
Emmitt Smith has become one of the all-time, great running backs in NFL history, amassing 8,956 rushing yards, four NFL rushing titles, three Super Bowl titles and a league (1993) and Super Bowl XXVIII MVP award.
When looking at Smith’s career numbers, NFL history provides a short list of players with which to compare him.
Smith already stands 13th in NFL history in yards rushing, and in 1996, he should become the 12th player (and second youngest) in league history to pass the 10,000 yard mark. With 96 career rushing touchdowns, Smith is fifth in NFL history and with 100 total touchdowns, is tied for ninth in league annals.
Already the only player in NFL history with five straight seasons with over 1,400 yards rushing, Smith and Jim Brown are the only players with six straight 10-touchdown seasons to start their career.
With an NFL record 25 touchdowns in 1995, Smith scored 100 career touchdowns in just six seasons, the fastest anyone in league history has reached that mark (he tied Brown’s NFL record by scoring 100 touchdowns in just 93 career games).
Along with establishing an NFL record with 25 touchdowns in a season in 1995, Smith has also established NFL records for most touchdowns over a two (47 touchdowns), three (57), four (76), five (89) and six-year span (100). smith is only the second player in Dallas history with three career 100 point seasons, and he is the only non-kicker to accomplish the feat.
His value to the Cowboy’s success can be seen in the club’s 62-8 mark when he carries the ball 20-or-more times a game and 43-5 record when he rushes for 100 yards.
The century mark has become a big number in Smith’s career, having rushed for 100 yards in 118-of-189 games dating back to high school (45-of-49 at Escambia H.S., 25-of-34 at Florida and 48-of-106 at Dallas, including playoffs). With three 1,500 yard seasons under his belt, he can become the third runner in league history with four-or-more 1,500 yard seasons by topping that mark in 1996, and it would give hime over 10,400 career yards, moving him into the 11th spot on the NFL’s all-time rushing list.
Smith currently trails only Tony Dorsett in a number of Dallas career rushing categories including yards (Dorsett-12,036), 100-yard days (Dorsett-43) and postseason yards (Dorsett-1,383). Included in Smith’s 42 regular-season 100-yard rushing games are 10 of the top 14 performances in team history and 15 days with over 150 yards. In the postseason, Smith has accumulated 1,217 yards rushing, including six career 100-yard rushing days – a Cowboys postseason record and tied for the most in NFL history with John Riggins and Thurman Thomas.
Smith has the club record with 96 rushing touchdowns in the regular season, and he has another 18 postseason touchdowns to top all Dallas players in playoff touchdowns and points (108).
Not limited to rushing and scoring, Smith is seventh on the Cowboys all-timereception list with 301 career catches.
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