About Emmitt Smith

On October 27, 2002 Emmitt Smith became the NFL's All-Time Leading Rusher, breaking the record of 16,726 yards held by NFL great Walter Payton. Emmitt is also the NFL's leader in rushing attempts and last year extended his NFL record of rushing touchdowns to 155. He trails only Jerry Rice on the NFL's all-time touchdown list.

Upon joining the Cowboys in 1990, Emmitt literally rewrote the team's and the NFL's record books. A three-time Super Bowl champion, and four-time NFL rushing leader, Emmitt was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII. He holds the record for most consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (11) is second to Walter Payton in number of 100-yard games in his career (76).

In 2003, Emmitt joined the Arizona Cardinals where he played two seasons before retiring.

A summary of Emmitt’s football accomplishments:

  • All-Time Leading Rusher, 18,355 yards.
  • Pro Bow Selection: 8 times
  • Second in NFL touchdowns: 175
  • NFL Rookie of the year
  • NFL Career rushing touchdown leader: 164
  • First NFL Player to post five consecutive 1,400 yard rushing seasons
  • First NFL Player to rush for 1,000 yards in eleven consecutive seasons
  • NFL All-Time leader in rushing attempts
  • First NFL Player to top 17,000 yard rushing mark
  • First NFL Player to top 20,000 yards from scrimmage

Smith currently serves as President of Smith Cypress Partners L.P.; an entity engaged in the purchase, sale and development of commercial real estate.

Emmitt and his wife Patricia have four children, and are active in many charitable causes.