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Emmitt Smith        

Leading Rusher in NFL History; Three-Time Super Bowl Champion; Best-Selling Author

A respected entrepreneur, a sought-after speaker, bestselling author and one of the most valuable personal brands in the sports-entertainment field these are just a few of the ways to describe Emmitt Smith. As President & CEO of Emmitt Smith Enterprises, Inc., Smith leads a team of talented individuals who oversee the companys many ventures including Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, the marketing and management of the Emmitt Smith brand, and the companys two core businesses, EJ Smith Construction and E Smith Legacy, a real estate company.

Smiths vision for his companies is best summed up in Emmitt Smith Enterprises core purpose statement, Building Bridges to Open Doors. That means quite literally whether the company is building bridges via its construction arm already recognized as one of the leading African-American owned bridge builders in Texas or opening doors for the less fortunate through its many philanthropic endeavors, Emmitt Smith Enterprises has a passion for making a difference.

Smith first rose to prominence via an illustrious football career, which included three Super Bowl championships as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and the honor of being the only player to have won a Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP and NFL Rushing Crown in the same season. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010, Smith is the NFLs all-time leading rusher, having amassed 18,355 yards during his 15 seasons.

Smiths charm and charisma, which made him one of the sports worlds most popular personalities during his playing career, quickly translated to the entertainment world following his retirement. In 2006, Smiths cross-over appeal became even more apparent when he, along with dance partner Cheryl Burke, was crowned winner of the hit ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars. In 2012, Emmitt and Cheryl returned to the dance floor for the first ever all-stars season of Dancing with the Stars, and they advanced to the semifinals despite the highest level of competition in the shows history.

As well known for his character and integrity as he is for his athletic ability, Smith continues to give back to the community and support higher education via Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, an organization that annually awards college scholarships and provides enrichment opportunities to underserved youth.

Smith continues to share his personal and professional stories with organizations across the country. He has been a member of the President's Health and Fitness Council, and has been recognized by numerous organizations for his leadership and public service. He also authored the 2011 book, Game On: Find Your Purpose Pursue Your Dreams, which chronicles his story from humble beginnings growing up in Pensacola, Fla. to his rise in the business world.

Smith is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Public Recreation. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He is married and the father of five children.

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A Championship Vision

Winning - Discipline - Leadership

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CNBC - NFL legend Emmitt Smith shares his best business advice

In his life off the field, NFL legend Emmitt Smith has fully embraced a new career as an entrepreneur. His company, Emmitt Smith Enterprises, includes real ...

Emmitt Smith tackles a second act off the field | Reuters

Former NFL player Emmitt Smith smiles after being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame at a news conference before the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football ...

NFL Legend Emmitt Smith Rushes into the Barbershop Business ...

Former running back Emmitt Smith has joined a new venture as co-owner of a men's only spa.

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