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Emmitt Smith is one of the celebrity contestants competing in Season 15 of ABC's ballroom competition series, "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars." He partners with two-time champ Cheryl Burke who returns for her 14th season. He previously teamed with professional dancer Cheryl Burke in 2006 to become the winner of Season 3.

Emmitt Smith is the NFL's all-time leading rusher, having amassed 16,276 yards during his 14 seasons in the league after surpassing the late Walter Payton. Smith is also a three-time Super Bowl champion (1993, 1994 and 1996) and the only player in NFL history to win the Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP award and the NFL MVP award in the same season (1993).

Smith also holds the NFL record for career rushing touchdowns (155) and was named to the Pro Bowl eight times. The Cowboys selected Smith in the first round (17th overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft.

On September 19, 2005, Smith was added to the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor along with his former teammates Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin. Smith is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Smith will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Emmitt starred collegiately at the University of Florida where he set 58 school records in his three years along with earning All-American honors and including being named the 1989 SEC Player of the Year.

In keeping a promise to his mom, Smith returned to Florida to earn his college degree in 1996.

Emmitt is married to his wife Patricia (Pat) and together, the couple has a son, Emmitt IV, and daughters Regan and Jasmine.

Smith is also an active and forward thinking businessman. Currently, Smith is the Majority Partner and Co-Chairman of ESmith Legacy, Inc., a Dallas-based commercial real estate company founded to focus and deliver real estate solutions and services for both general and minority market development

Also on the business side, Smith is the Co-Chairman of the Emerging Business Action Team as part of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. This committee aims to get female and minority owned business owners certified and eligible for the Super Bowl related contracts that will be up for bid.




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EMMITT SMITH: FACTS

How tall is Emmitt Smith? How old is Emmitt Smith? Find out here.

Age: 47 years old
Birthday: May 15, 1969
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Emmitt James Smith III
Birthplace: Pensacola, FL
Wife: Pat Smith (4/22/2000, 3 children)





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