|Emmitt Smith Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||May 15, 1969|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Emmitt Smith is an American former football running back and analyst who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons, mainly with the Dallas Cowboys.
Emmitt James Smith III
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States
Dallas, Texas, United States
Emmitt Smith studied at Escambia High School, a high school located in Escambia County, Florida. There, he played high school football and ran track for the Escambia Gators.
He then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville on an athletic scholarship and went on to play for the Gators for three seasons (1987–1989). In May 1996, he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in public recreation. Also, he was initiated as a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at the university.
- Father – Emmitt James Smith Jr.
- Mother – Mary J. Smith
- Siblings – Emory Gerald Smith (Younger Brother) (Former American football fullback who was a member of the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe, Played college football at Clemson University, Played on the practice squads of the Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers)
- Others – Emmit/Emmitt James Smith (Paternal Grandfather), Erma Lee Watson (Paternal Grandmother), Clifford C. Clemmons/Clemens (Maternal Grandfather), Addie Mae Seamon (Maternal Grandmother)
Emmitt Smith has been repped by Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, Company, North Dallas, Texas, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $25 Million as of 2023.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Emmitt Smith has dated –
- Hope Wilson – He was romantically involved with Hope Wilson in the past and they parent a daughter named Rheagen Smith (b. November 2, 1998).
- Patricia Southall (2000-2020) – On April 22, 2000, Emmitt Smith tied the knot with former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall. Together, they have been blessed with 3 children – two sons named Emmitt James Smith IV (b. May 15, 2002) and Elijah Alexander James Smith (b. September 22, 2010) and a daughter named Skylar Smith (b. October 15, 2003). Patricia and Emmitt reportedly separated in 2020.
Race / Ethnicity
Emmitt Smith is of African-American descent.
Salt and Pepper
Emmitt Smith has been cast in TV commercials for –
- Toyota Caldina (Japan) (2000)
- 10-10-220 (2002)
- Visa (2002)
- “Just For Men” hair color (along with Keith Hernandez and Walt Frazier) (2007-08)
He has also been cast in print ads for –
- Starter’s Authentic Teamwear sports apparel (1994)
- Right Guard Sport Clear Stick and Clear Gel antiperspirants (1998)
Emmitt Smith Facts
- He won two state football championships during his high school football career and rushed for 106 touchdowns and 8,804 yards, which was the second-most yardage in the history of American high school football at the time.
- Emmitt Smith competed as a sprinter in track & field and was a member of the 4 × 100 m (42.16 s) relay squad.
- He was named the USA Today and Parade magazine high school player of the year for the year 1986.
- Recruiting expert Max Emfinger did not list Smith among the top 50 high school running backs in his high school class and stated, “Emmitt Smith is a lugger, not a runner. He’s not fast. He can’t get around the corner. When he falls flat on his face, remember where you heard it first.”
- Smith was picked by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1990 NFL draft with the 17th overall pick.
- He signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals on March 26, 2003.
- In 2005, Emmitt Smith started working as a studio analyst on the NFL Network show, NFL Total Access.
- The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) named Emmitt Smith to its All-Century Team in 2007 (20 years after he graduated from high school) and recognized him as the Florida high school football “Player of the Century.”
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