32 famous quotes by Emmitt Smith

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Emmitt James Smith is a great personality who is known by his profession, a former football player. He was running back in the National Football League during the 1990s and 2000s for fifteen seasons. He also competed in college football for the University of Florida.

Moreover, he played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL  as a first-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. Now, he is regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. And below, you will find 32 quotes by Emmitt Smith.

Emmitt Smith quote on ability
Emmitt Smith quote on ability

“Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.”― Emmitt Smith

“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”― Emmitt Smith

“Do not compare yourself. Find out what God has placed in your ability.”― Emmitt Smith

4th of 32 Emmitt Smith Quotes

“We are all born naked into this world, but each of us is fully clothed in potential.”― Emmitt Smith

“Demand excellence.”― Emmitt Smith

“Always, through my whole life, I’ve had a thirst for knowledge.”― Emmitt Smith

“I was actually looking for answers where I kept asking myself – what am I doing?”― Emmitt Smith

“My mom said, ‘Don’t get married. You’re too young. Go out there and experience what life has to offer.’ And I did.”― Emmitt Smith

“My father is Emmit, and my grandfather is Emmit, but I wanted something extra so I could separate my Emmitt from the rest of them. Even though on my birth certificate it has one T, I just added the extra T for me.”― Emmitt Smith

“One thing I can say about the Dallas Cowboys: They have always had talent around them. They have been one of the most talented football teams in all of football.”― Emmitt Smith

“I’m an enigma, an unknown. You can’t really figure out what I’m going to do next. I like it like that.”― Emmitt Smith

“I was going through a little bit of turbulence in my career. And so, it’s funny how turbulence itself will make you hold onto something for security. And so the only thing I knew is trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own heart, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path.”― Emmitt Smith

13th of 32 Emmitt Smith Quotes

“Consistency is one of the hallmarks of my career. You knew what you were going to get out of E-Smith every game, every year, no matter if I was 22, 21 or 35 years old.”― Emmitt Smith

“There’s a lot of dancing in football. You can see Victor Cruz doing a little bit of a cha-cha or samba move in the end zone. You can see Terrell Owens getting his popcorn ready. You can see Ochocinco doing the riverdance. But not so much when it comes to ballroom.”― Emmitt Smith

“It’s been a tremendous ride. My 15 years, my 15 minutes of fame, is up.”― Emmitt Smith

“I’ve given everything I can possible to the game, on and off the field.”― Emmitt Smith

“If you’re not settled spiritually, things can be a little bit more chaotic than normal.”― Emmitt Smith

“I’ve learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.”― Emmitt Smith

“Sixteen games, to me, is a long enough schedule for anybody. We’re already concerning ourselves with head injuries and bodily harm to all of the professional athletes. Add to extra games to it, (and) you are just increasing those risks.”― Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith with his family
Emmitt Smith with his family

“I know how important it is to have your quarterback standing upright. Matter of fact, I know how important it is not to allow someone hit on him period because I want him to think that this pocket is completely safe, no one is going to get to me and I got all the time in the world to make whatever decisions I need to make.”― Emmitt Smith

“I used to send Tony Romo texts throughout the season just to encourage him, just to wish him luck and just to tell him to get on his offensive line. I hated watching this young man get sacked as much as he did, especially when it came down to big games.”― Emmitt Smith

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“I used to imagine what it would be like to do what Jim Brown was doing. I used to imagine what it would be like to be like a Tony Dorsett. I used to imagine what it would be like to be like a Walter Payton. I was imagining Emmitt Smith doing exactly what they were doing.”― Emmitt Smith

“I have been a Cowboys fan since I was a little bitty boy. And my dream has finally become a reality, of not only just playing a professional, becoming a professional athlete, but playing for the team that I always wanted to play for.”― Emmitt Smith

“I enjoyed being a teammate of Deion Sanders. He brings different elements to the game that many people would not even realize, and to watch and witness a superior talent like him and watch him prepare and train, and study the game is truly amazing.”― Emmitt Smith

25th of 32 Emmitt Smith Quotes 

“I don’t have to put on shoulder pads and run out there and let somebody hit on me a little bit.”― Emmitt Smith

“I don’t have to get up in the morning and go beat up my body like I used to. I don’t have to be out there in August in 108 degree weather down in Texas.”― Emmitt Smith

“I have achieved everything that I ever wanted to accomplish in this game and more so, for me, I have been fulfilled.”― Emmitt Smith

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“If I didn’t have a scholarship to go to the University of Florida or any school, I probably would have considered the military because my family could not afford to send me to college.”― Emmitt Smith

“If you know anything about me, I’ve never been a trash-talker. That’s not even part of my DNA.”― Emmitt Smith

“As a former football player who has carried a football more than 4,000 times, trust me, I did not go into ballroom dancing with my body being 100 percent, with no aches or pains or ailments coming with me. When you’re dancing, you’re doing stuff that your body’s not used to, and so you start to aggravate those old injuries.”― Emmitt Smith

Charles Haley changed the way the Cowboys played football in the 90s. And the reason why I say that is because he was such a dominant force coming off the edge, where it took two and three to block him.”― Emmitt Smith

“Dreaming means ‘rehearsing’ what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now.”― Emmitt Smith

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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