Smith, Emmitt (Emmitt James Smith 3d), 1969–, U.S. football player, b. Pensacola, Fla. An All-America running back at the Univ. of Florida, Smith spent nearly his entire National Football League career with the Dallas Cowboys (1990–2003); he also played for the Arizona Cardinals (2003–5). He is the league's all-time leading rusher (18,355 yards) and also holds the records for most seasons (11) with 1,000 yards rushing and most career and postseason rushing touchdowns. He is a four-time NFL rushing champion (1991–93, 1995) and and was the 1990 Rookie of the Year and the 1993 Most Valuable Player. Smith was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
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