Emmitt Smith To Be Honored at Orange and Blue Game


Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 3:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 3:08 p.m.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida graduate and football great Emmitt Smith will be honored at halftime of the 2003 Orange and Blue Spring Football Game on Sat., April 12, at 1 p.m.

Fans will have the chance to salute Smith for his recent accomplishment of becoming the NFL's all-time rushing leader. Smith was a three-time All-American at the University of Florida from 1987-89.

He established 58 school records in three seasons, including a career rushing mark of 3,928 yards. Following his junior season with the Gators, Smith was a first-round selection in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Smith finished the 2002 season with 17,162 career yards on 4,052 attempts, eclipsing Walter Payton's 18 year-old NFL rushing mark against Seattle on Oct. 27. On Wednesday, March 26, Smith agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals.

Florida's Orange and Blue Spring Football Game will be held at Florida Field. All tickets to the spring game are $3 for general admission seating.

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