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In Little Rock, former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith, 48, advises on life after sports

By Jeremy Muck

This article was originally published June 18, 2017 at 2:51 a.m. Updated June 19, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith speaks to high school athletes Saturday night at the All-Arkansas Preps Awards Banquet in Little Rock.

All Arkansas Preps

The 5th annual All Arkansas Preps banquet held at the Statehouse Convention Center Saturday, June 17...


Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher with 18,355 yards from 1990-2004, was the keynote speaker for Saturday night’s All-Arkansas Preps Awar...

Smith at a glance

RUSHING STATISTICS

YEAR TEAM GP ATT. YDS TD

1990 Dallas 16 241 937 11

1991 Dallas 16 365 1,563 12

1992 Dallas 16 373 1,713 18

1993 Dallas 14 283 1,486 9

1994 Dallas 15 368 1,484 21

1995 Dallas 16 377 1,773 25

1996 Dallas 15 327 1,204 12

1997 Dallas 16 261 1,074 4

1998 Dallas 16 319 1,332 13

1999 Dallas 15 329 1,397 11

2000 Dallas 16 294 1,203 9

2001 Dallas 14 261 1,021 3

2002 Dallas 16 254 975 5

2003 Arizona 10 90 256 2

2004 Arizona 15 267 937 9

TOTALS 226 4,409 18,355 164

NFL all-time leading rushers

RK., PLAYER YARDS YEARS

  1. Emmitt Smith* 18,355 1990-2004
  2. Walter Payton* 16,726 1975-1987
  3. Barry Sanders* 15,269 1989-1998
  4. Curtis Martin* 14,101 1995-2005
  5. L. Tomlinson* 13,684 2001-2011
  6. Jerome Bettis* 13,662 1993-2005
  7. Eric Dickerson* 13,259 1983-1993
  8. Frank Gore 13,065 2005-pres.
  9. Tony Dorsett* 12,739 1977-1988
  10. Jim Brown* 12,312 1957-1965

*Hall of Famer

Emmitt Smith spoke from experience on Saturday night when he told more than 350 Arkansas high school athletes it's important to plan for life after athletics.

All Arkansas Preps

The 5th annual All Arkansas Preps banquet held at the Statehouse Convention Center Saturday, June 17...


Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher with 18,355 yards from 1990-2004, was the keynote speaker for Saturday night’s All-Arkansas Preps Awar...

Smith at a glance

RUSHING STATISTICS

YEAR TEAM GP ATT. YDS TD

1990 Dallas 16 241 937 11

1991 Dallas 16 365 1,563 12

1992 Dallas 16 373 1,713 18

1993 Dallas 14 283 1,486 9

1994 Dallas 15 368 1,484 21

1995 Dallas 16 377 1,773 25

1996 Dallas 15 327 1,204 12

1997 Dallas 16 261 1,074 4

1998 Dallas 16 319 1,332 13

1999 Dallas 15 329 1,397 11

2000 Dallas 16 294 1,203 9

2001 Dallas 14 261 1,021 3

2002 Dallas 16 254 975 5

2003 Arizona 10 90 256 2

2004 Arizona 15 267 937 9

TOTALS 226 4,409 18,355 164

NFL all-time leading rushers

RK., PLAYER YARDS YEARS

  1. Emmitt Smith* 18,355 1990-2004
  2. Walter Payton* 16,726 1975-1987
  3. Barry Sanders* 15,269 1989-1998
  4. Curtis Martin* 14,101 1995-2005
  5. L. Tomlinson* 13,684 2001-2011
  6. Jerome Bettis* 13,662 1993-2005
  7. Eric Dickerson* 13,259 1983-1993
  8. Frank Gore 13,065 2005-pres.
  9. Tony Dorsett* 12,739 1977-1988
  10. Jim Brown* 12,312 1957-1965

*Hall of Famer

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