Former Dallas Cowboy’s Superstar and the NFL’s all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith– not to mention ABC-TV’s Dancing with the Stars champion– said Thursday at MetraPark that success isn’t possible without teamwork, perseverance and sacrifice.  The 47-year-old first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer reminded the crowd of 1,800 about the importance of remaining focused, whether in football or in business.  The Gazette reports many people donned the No. 22 Cowboys jersey Smith made famous.

 

 

Looking fit in a salt-and-pepper beard and a dark suit, Smith said football was the catalyst that helped him escape poverty and achieve greatness, saying he came from the projects, eating government cheese and drinking powdered milk.  Growing up, he aspired to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.  But, Smith’s coach said his gift was running the ball