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Yesterday's Sports - Sports History Network EPISODE 41, 14th September 2021
Emmitt Smith: Why Do People Diminish His Accomplishments? (Part 1)

Emmitt Smith: Why Do People Diminish His Accomplishments? (Part 1)

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Let's begin by taking a look at Emmitt Smiths' accomplishments. He played for 15 seasons and 226 games. He scored 175 touchdowns (2nd all-time), 164 rushing touchdowns (1st all-time), gained 18,355 rushing yards (1st all-time), and caught 515 passes for 3,224 yards.

His career highlights and awards include being a 3× Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl 28 MVP, 8× Pro Bowler, (1990–1995, 1998, 1999), a 4× first-team All-Pro (1992–1995), a 2× second-team All-Pro (1991, 1996). He was the 1993 NFL Most Valuable Player, the 1993 Bert Bell Award winner, the 1990 NFL Offensive ROY, 4× NFL rushing yards leader (1991–1993, 1995), a 4× NFL rushing TD leader (1991–1993, 1995). He's a member of the NFL 1990's All-Decade Team, a member of the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team; he's in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame......

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