Emmitt Smith is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League’s (NFL) all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s. Smith grew up in Pensacola, Florida and became the 2nd leading rusher in American high school football history while playing for Escambia High School. Smith then attended the University of Florida, where he set numerous school rushing records over a three-year college career with the Florida Gators. After being named a unanimous All-American in 1989, Smith chose to forgo his senior year of eligibility and play professionally.
Emmitt Smith with Noah St. John