Emmitt James Smith III is a retired college and a professional football running back who later became a National Football League’s leading all-time rusher during the fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and the 2000s. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida and he became a second leading rusher in the history of American High School football history while playing for the Escambia High School. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Emmitt Smith in the year 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Smith was born in the year 1969 on May 15th in Pensacola, Florida. He schooled at the Escambia High School in Pensacola where he was playing high school football and also ran track for Escambia Gators. During his time, Escambia was able to win state football championship, and Smith went on and rushed for the 106 touchdowns and the 8804 yards that were second most yardage in the history of American High School football.
Despite all the things that he was able to achieve, some college recruiting various analysts opined that he was a little small and slow to be able to succeed in the major college football when he signed to play for the University of Florida.
Smith got to be initiated to be a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at the University of Florida. He then returned to University during NFL offseason to be able to complete his coursework and was able to graduate with a degree in the public recreation in 1996. Smith is a strong Christian, and he has a daughter by the name Rheagen Smith with an Ex-girlfriend by the name Hope Wilson.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Smith began his college career in the year 1987 while he was studying at the University of Florida. He went on and played for three seasons as he forewent his senior year. In 1990, that was when he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the NFL draft. After the team decided to hire Bill Parcells as the head coach. This was the end of Smith playing for the team. After one month, he went on and joined Arizona Cardinals. Here he signed a contract of two years with them as the free agent. He stayed with the team until the year 2005 on February 3rd.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Emmitt Smith is estimated to be over $20 million. This wealth was generated while he was playing various professional football. He has worked as an analyst on various television shows. He also became a judge of the Miss Universe Pageant. Together with Roger Staubach founded the Smith/Cypress Partners LP that was a real estate development organization.
Smith has been able to leave a good mark in the Football Arena. He displayed excellent skills whenever he was playing and the hard work made people to admire him very much. In the year 1990, he began his professional career as a footballer. The first team that he worked with was mainly Dallas Cowboys.