© 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. "At the end of the day, my son has his own journey. What Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith said about his son, E.J., signing with Stanford … Stanford football: Five issues the Cardinal needs to resolve before opener And it is his journey, not my journey," Smith said. Stories for you. But that isn't deterring the senior from Dallas Jesuit. Smith has chosen to start his own Hall of Fame career on The Farm.#CardClass20 | #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/nEpSeUYadi, — Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) December 18, 2019. And it is his journey, not my journey." We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. So when it can time for his highly-touted son’s college choice, would the Hall of Famer guide him to Gainesville? But 30 years later, Emmitt has a potential future draftee to think about. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. It’s a great feeling because people only know the athletic part of me, but they don’t know how much time I put in on the education side of it as well.”. Right now, college football is a major question mark, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the sports world. Pac-12’s inaugural 9 a.m. game on Big Noon could draw big ratings Graduation's not gonna be the same. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. All rights reserved (About Us). Now feast your eyes on some of E.J. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Stanford hopped aboard the Pedigree Train once again for their newest football recruit. Smith … None other than NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, who saw his son EJ Smith commit to Stanford on ESPN over offers from Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M … That's the thing about sports that I love, because sports allows you and has trained us to make adjustments.". I’m proud of him for standing up and being the man that he is.”. Smith grabbed the Stanford hat, so his dad put the Florida one on. "You know, I just always have to stay ready," EJ said. the elder Smith’s reasoning could serve as an example to all. He won three Super Bowls, including one with the 49ers after the 1994 season. He is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher with 18,355 yards, and with 164 rushing touchdowns. Smith’s Emmitt-like highlights: A unanimous ★★★★ athlete from Dallas Jesuit, E.J. But, you know, he will make an adjustment. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. * Quarterback Andrew Luck signed in 2009. The Atlanta Falcons made him a first-round draft pick and he played in Atlanta in 12 of his 15 NFL seasons. "Most definitely, it's crazy just thinking about it," EJ said. His father is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, so he’ll always be Emmitt Smith’s on. Related Articles His son EJ is on his way to Stanford in the fall. High School ... Smith pulled on the black and red hat of the Stanford Cardinal and committed to joining head coach David Shaw’s Pac-12 Conference program. "We don't know when this will end, so in my mind, I'm thinking about playing.". E.J. "For him to do the things that is best for him is what we teach all our children. E.J. “They just love my versatility,” the 5-11, 195-pound Smith told ESPN, “and the way they use their running backs is something I focused on, and also the education played a major part in it, too. "The quality time is more now," Emmitt added. “It’s really been a turning point in my maturity because I’ve had to make this decision on my own, unless I needed help from my dad. His father Ed McCaffrey, a wide receiver, played 13 NFL seasons, nine with Denver. 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Other than that, I’ve been on my own in this situation.”. Cal football: Five issues facing the Bears before the season begins E.J. An all-Pac-12 selection in 2012 when he intercepted six passes, he played three seasons on The Farm. Smith’s signing maybe an eye-popper, but it is nothing new for Stanford to set its sights on recruits whose fathers played at the highest level. San Jose State football: Five players to watch this season Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Smith, the son of Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith… "Bible study family time together, you know... recording silly videos together.". * And Joshua Garnett, an offensive lineman, played in two games for Stanford in 2014-15. Anything but the case, and the elder Smith’s reasoning could serve as an example to all. "Missing the prom. "As a college athlete, you don't really go home as much," EJ said, looking ahead to his future. Emmitt Smith played 15 NFL seasons, 13 for the Dallas Cowboys with whom he won three Super Bowls. They're just soaking up every moment they can. Emmitt Smith Says Best Dad Thing Ever After Son Chooses Stanford The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer played college football at Florida, but praised E.J. His dad Chris Davis played linebacker for the Giants in 1987. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. – Emmitt Smith after his son, EJ, committed to Stanford pic.twitter.com/50gEfkyB4R, “At the end of the day, my son has his own journey. "And he's a great back.". ", "We wanted to improve our position at running back," newly-minted Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at the time. * Ed Reynolds, a defensive back, committed to Stanford in 2010. If you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. His father Tom Carter, a cornerback, played in the NFL for 10 seasons for three teams. His father Oliver Luck played quarterback for four NFL seasons. * Andrus Peat, an offensive lineman, played for Stanford 2013-14. DALLAS — It was 30 years ago Wednesday that NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue walked to the podium and made the announcement. Cowboys legend Smith, Stanford-bound son EJ making most of time with family 30 years after Emmitt was drafted by the Cowboys, his son EJ, set to embark on his Stanford … "Dallas selects Emmitt Smith, running back, Florida. Running back E.J. Four-star running back EJ Smith announced his commitment to Stanford on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

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