1995 EMMITT SMITH BLEACHERS DALLAS COWBOYS 23KT CARD

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  • Sold Date: Jun 28, 2009
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DALLAS COWBOYS BLEACHERS 23 KT GOLD CARD

GRADED WCG GEM-MINT-10

Emmitt Smith attended Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. During his football career t, Smith rushed for 106 touchdowns and 8,804 yards, which was the second most yardage in the history of high school football at the time. He rushed for over 100 yards in 45 of 49 games he started for Escambia (including the last 28 in a row) and finished with a 7.8 yards per carry average. Twice, he broke the 2000 yard rushing mark in a season .

For his efforts, Smith was named the USA Today and Parade Magazine high school player of the year for 1986 . In 2007, Smith was named the best player in the 100 year history of Florida high school football by the Florida High School Athletic Association .

Yet despite his accomplishments and accolades, some college recruiting experts opined that he was too small and too slow to succeed in major college football when he signed to play at the nearby University of Florida .

Despite his collegiate success, some NFL teams still felt that Smith was too small and slow for the pro game He fell to the 17th pick in the first round, when he was picked by the Dallas Cowboys

Emmitt Smith was the first player in NFL history to have five consecutive seasons wit
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