Title: Ecstasy of Achievement: Emmitt Smith | Limited Edition 50
The painting of Emmitt Smith reflects the emotion of triumph that was a signature of his legacy both on and off the football field. The facial expression and eyes are important to his celebration and an invitation to the viewer to applaud silently as well. Emmitt was a man of integrity who was a leader of the Cowboy teams during the 90’s with both determination and as an example for his teammates to follow. Like all great running backs, Emmitt possessed vision, great balance and quickness, not necessarily pure speed, which made him elusive to opposing defenses.
Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboy’s coach, on drafting him:
"All I know is that every time I saw film of him, he was running 50, 60, 70, 80 yards for a touchdown,That looked pretty good to me."
A brief listing of his top accomplishments would include the following:
» Surpassed Walter Payton's All-Time Leading Rushing Record of 16,726 yards to become the NFL's All-Time Leading Rusher at 18,355 yards
» Led the NFL in rushing 4 times
» Won 3 Super Bowl Titles
» League MVP honors in1993, the Super Bowl MVP Award (XXVIII), and had been selected to the Pro Bowl 8 times
» The NFL's career rushing touchdowns leader with 164
» Rushed for over 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons; 5 straight seasons of 1,400 yards rushing
|Total images: 33 | Last update: 2/5/11 12:15 PM | Return Home | Contact Me | Help|