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

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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 with over 1,400 rushing yards. Smith, Jim Brown , and LaDainian Tomlinson are the only players with seven straight 10-touchdown seasons to start their careers. With 1,021 rushing yards in 2001, Smith became the first player in NFL history with 11 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons and the first to post 11 1,000-yard rushing seasons in a career. He is the NFL's all-time leader in rushing attempts with 4,409.

Smith currently holds the NFL record in career rushing yards with 18,355, breaking the previous record held by Walter Payton, on October 27 , during the 2002 NFL season. He leads all running backs with 164 career rushing touchdowns, and his 175 total touchdowns ranks him second only to Jerry Rice 's 207 touchdowns. The sum of his rushing yards, receiving yards (3,224) and fumble return yards (-15), gave him a total of 21,564 yards from the line of scrimmage, making him one of only four players in NFL history to eclipse the 21,000-combined yards mark.

Smith also accumulated a number of NFL postseason records, including rushing touchdowns (19), consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (9) and 100-yard rushing games (7). His 1,586 yards rushing is also top on the NFL postseason chart, and he shares the total playoff touchdown mark of 21 with Thurman Thomas . Smith is one of only five NFL players who have amassed over 10,000 career-rushing yards and 400 career receptions. Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice are the only two non-kickers to score 1000 points in a career.

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