Emmitt Smith: Hall of Famer And. . . All-Time College Rushing Leader?

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Emmitt Smith has  been consistently portrayed as a “boring” running back.  He lacked elite speed and size, and his running style wasn’t particularly dazzling.  Heck, most people don’t even consider Smith the best running back of his era, giving that distinction to Barry Sanders.
But Smith was the epitome of consistency during his illustrious 15-year NFL career.  From 1991 to 2001, Smith broke the 1,000 yard barrier every season.  During the first five years of that stretch, he rushed for over 1,400 yards, including 1,700+ twice.
Some also forget that during the beginning of his career, Smith was a terror in the passing game.  From 1991 to 1997, he caught 40+balls every year, including a career-high 62 in 1995.
And of course there are the touchdowns.  The league’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns reached pay-dirt at least 10 times in eight of his NFL seasons.  In his otherworldly 1995 campaign, he...

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