Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Emmitt Smith


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Emmitt Smith was the answer to last week’s Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday question as to who is the NFL all time leading rusher. his NFL career spanned 15 years …13 years with the Dallas  Cowboys and 2 with the Arizona Cardinals. Smith also holds the record for career rushing touchdowns with 164. Smith is the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl championship, the NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season (1993). He is also one of four running backs to lead the NFL in rushing three or more consecutive seasons, joining Steve Van BurenJim Brown and Earl Campbell. Smith led the league in rushing and won the Super Bowl in the same year three times (1992, 1993, and 1995) when to that point it had never been done. Smith is also one of only two non-kickers in NFL history to score more than 1,000 career points (the other being Jerry Rice). Quite an accomplished career.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…Emmitt Smith.

Career history
Career highlights and awards

NFL records

Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 18,355
Yards per carry: 4.2
Rushing touchdowns: 164
Receptions: 515
Receiving yards: 3,224
Receiving touchdowns: 11

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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