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Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith is the NFL's all-time leading rusher amassing 18,355 yards over 14 NFL seasons. He's the only rushing back to win a Super Bowl, the NFL MVP Award, the NFL Rushing Crown, and the Super Bowl MVP Award all in a single season (1993). The former Florida Gator set dozens of school and NCAA records before moving on to the NFL, where he earned eight trips to the Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl Championship rings playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Smith retired in 2006, but it wasn't long before he was back in the spotlight; he and partner Cheryl Burke won the Season 3 championship of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Since retiring from the NFL, Smith has brought his winning formula to a growing number of diverse business enterprises. Currently, he is the majority partner and co-chairman of ESmith Legacy, Inc., a Dallas-based commercial real estate company founded to focus and deliver real estate solutions and services for both general and minority market development. He is also co-chairman of the Emerging Business Action Team as part of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. This committee aims to get female and minority business owners certified and eligible for the Super Bowl-related contracts that will be up for bid.

Smith is well known for his work with numerous community and charitable causes including: The Foundation for Excellence in Education (Take Stock in Children), Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, President's Council on Physical Fitness, All Stars Helping Kids, The Family Place (Family Domestic Violence), Clay Academy, East Dallas Community Schools, KIPP Truth, Big Thought, Educational First Steps, Uplift Education, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club of Pensacola.

Smith is married to his wife Patricia (Pat) and together, the couple has a son, Emmitt IV, and daughters Rheagan, Skylar, and Jasmine.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

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