Emmitt Is One Step Closer to the Hall of Fame

The 25 semifinalists for the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced, and to no one’s surprise the great Emmitt Smith was on the list.

The 25 semifinalists are:

Tim Brown

Lester Hayes

Cliff Branch

Rickey Jackson

Cris Carter

Cortez Kennedy

Don Coryell

Art Modell

Roger Craig

John Randle

Terrell Davis

Andre Reed

Dermontti Dawson

Jerry Rice

Richard Dent

Shannon Sharpe

Chris Doleman

Emmitt Smith

Kevin Greene

Paul Tagliabue

Russ Grimm

Steve Tasker

Ray Guy

Aeneas Williams

Charles Haley

The list will be narrowed down to 15 on January 7th, 2010. The Class of 2010 Inductees will be announced February 6th, 2010, the day before the Super Bowl.

Emmitt Smith will be the 11th Dallas Cowboy to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher with 18,355 yards in his 15 seasons. He was voted to the Pro Bowl eight times, won NFL rushing titles in 1991-93 and ’95 and helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls in four years in the 1990s. On Oct. 27, 2002, he broke Walter Payton’s rushing record with an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter against Seattle.

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Also on the list was Charles Haley who played for the Cowboys from 92-96, however he would be inducted as a 49er. Haley has made it to the semifinals list six times.

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Comments
  1. Rob V.

    Emmitt will always be the the man. Best RB I have ever seen. The two times I met him were great and my signed jersey is the best thing in my collection.

  2. I’ll be shocked if Emmitt isnt the unanimous choice. Congrats to Number 22!

  3. irvin ross jr

    EMMITT SMITH THE MAN HANDS DOWN NO RUNNING BACK CARRIED THE TEAM LIKE EMMITT DID GOD I MISS THOSE DAYS WITH HIM IRVIN NOVACHEK BATES HALEY COAKLEY NORTON BUT HEY THE NEW TEAM AINT THAT BAD JUST WISH THAT OFFENSE WUD CLICK N GET A SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR GO EMMITT YOU DESERVE IT

  4. James Williamson

    Emmitt’s in. No doubt about it. My concern is Charles Haley.