Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboys star Running Back, National Football League
Hall of Famer and "Dancing with the Stars" champion is coming to Faith Family Church for the second event in the Golden Crescent
Habitat for Humanity's "Speaking of Sweat Equity" Series.
Who is Emmitt Smith?
President & CEO - Emmitt Smith Enterprises
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 company’s
many ventures — including Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, the marketing and management
of the Emmitt Smith brand, and the company’s two core businesses, EJ Smith Construction
and E Smith Legacy, a real estate company.
Smith’s 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 NFL’s all-time leading rusher, having amassed 18,355 yards
during his 15 seasons.
Smith is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s 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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