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Legendary former football player Emmitt Smith produced one of the most decorated careers in NCAA and NFL history.
During his three seasons as a Gator running back, Smith broke 58 school records and scored 38 touchdowns. Those stats earned him the 1989 SEC Player of the Year award, as well as a seventh-place showing in the Heisman race. He also was a three-time All-SEC pick during his college career.
The Dallas Cowboys selected him in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft and recognized his early success with its Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. Smith went on to enjoy 15 stellar NFL seasons with the Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, earning three Super Bowl rings and the title of MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII.
In 2004, Smith retired as the NFL's all-time leader in rushing yards, and a record 164 rushing touchdowns. A distinguished alumnus, he was enshrined into the hall of fames for UF Athletics, the College of Health and Human Performance and College Football. Smith also was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Gator Football Ring of Honor.