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Emmitt Smith

1987–1989

— NCAA Football Hall of Fame —

 
 
Emmitt Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Emmitt Smith Marker
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A unanimous first-team All-America selection, Smith finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1989 and ninth in 1987. He was a three-time first-team All-SEC pick, the SEC Player of the Year in 1989 and the SEC Freshman of the year in 1987. Smith broke 58 school records en route to rushing for 3,928 yards and 36 touchdowns in three seasons as a Gator. A first-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1990, he played 15 seasons in the NFL and was the League’s all-time leading rusher with 18,355 career yards and 164 touchdowns; He earned three Super Bowl rings. Smith led the NFL in rushing four times (1991-93, 1995) and rushing touchdowns three times (1992, 1994, 1995). He was the NFL’s MVP in 1993, the MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII and made eight Pro Bowls, Smith was enshrined at the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Running Back

 
Erected by University of Florida.
 
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Location. 29° 38.938′ N, 82° 
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20.973′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road, on the right when traveling north on Gale Lemerand Drive. Marker located on wall in front of the Heavener Football Complex which is adjoined to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilber Marshall (here, next to this marker); Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker); Carlos Alvarez (here, next to this marker); Danny Wuerffel (here, next to this marker); Wes Chandler (here, next to this marker); Jack Youngblood (here, next to this marker); Doug Dickey (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Emmitt Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Emmitt Smith Marker
Bull Gator image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
3. Bull Gator
University of Florida NCAA Football Hall of Fame Inductees can be seen on lower wall behind Bull Gator
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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