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EMMITT SMITH TRIVIA

1) Where was Emmitt Smith born?


Emmitt Smith was born in Pensacola, Florida on May 15, 1969.

2) How many rushing yards did Emmitt Smith gain in high school?


While attending Escambia High School, Emmitt Smith rushed for 8,804 yards, averaged 7.8 yards per carry, and scored 106 touchdowns. In 1986, he was named High School Player of the Year by USA Today and Parade magazine.

3) Where did Emmitt Smith play college football?


Emmitt Smith played college football at the University of Florida where he surpassed the 1,000 yard rushing mark after only seven games -- faster than any player in college football history. When he ended his college career in 1989, after only three seasons, he held 58 school records.

4) How many yards did Emmitt Smith rush for during his rookie season as a Dallas Cowboy?


During his rookie season as a Dallas Cowboy (1990), Emmitt Smith rushed for 937 yards. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry, scored 11 touchdowns, and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year.

5) What year did Emmitt Smith win his first NFL rushing title?


Emmitt Smith won his first NFL rushing title in 1991 when he gained 1,538 rushing yards. At the age of 22, this made him the youngest player to win the rushing crown.

6) What was the most rushing yards Emmitt Smith ever gained in a single NFL season?


In 1995, Emmitt Smith rushed for 1,773 yards and scored an amazing 25 touchdowns, setting an NFL single-season record. He added another 375 receiving yards that year for a total of 2,148 yards from scrimmage.

7) How many consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons did Emmitt Smith post during his NFL career?


From 1991 to 2001, Emmitt smith posted an NFL record 11 consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons.

8) What year was Emmitt Smith named NFL MVP?


Emmitt Smith was named NFL MVP in 1993 when he rushed for 1,486 and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He also earned Super Bowl MVP honors that year, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 30-13 Super Bowl victory against the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVIII.

9) Emmitt Smith played his last two NFL seasons for what team?


Emmitt Smith was released by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003 and played his final two NFL seasons for the Arizona Cardinals. However, on February 3, 2005, he signed a ceremonial contract reuniting him with his former team so that he could retire as a Dallas Cowboy.

10) Who did Emmitt Smith surpass to become the NFL's career rushing leader?


On October 27, 2002, Emmitt Smith became the NFL's career rushing leader, surpassing Walter Payton who had retired with 16,726 rushing yards. Emmitt finished his 15-year career with an amazing 18,355 rushing yards! He also compiled 164 touchdowns, another NFL record.


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