Emmitt Smith: NFL Hall of Fame No-Brainer in More Ways Than One

February 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Emmitt Smith was a no-brainer for the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame selection committee. One wonders whether his presenter had to do any more than stand and say, "Emmitt Smith: I rest my case."
Despite his Hall of Fame credentials, Emmitt Smith is still a lightning rod. Most people outside Dallas do not think of him as the greatest running back in NFL history. Heck, most people in Dallas don't either.
Most people I have talked to, read, or listened to have said he was not even the best running back of his own generation. That honor is usually bestowed on Barry Sanders, the Detroit Lions' running back whose premature—and unexpected—retirement paved the way for Emmitt to be the first and (to this point) only runner to surpass the legendary Walter Payton on the NFL's all-time leading rusher list.
Emmitt Smith was a triplet.
He was not born a triplet. Rather, he became one upon being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He, quarterback Troy Aikman, and wide receiver Michael Irvin...

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