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With candor, detail, and insight, star running back of the two-time Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith takes us onto the field and into his life. From Escambia High School to Texas Stadium, from the rough and tumble on the field to the down and dirty at the contract table, The Emmitt Zone vividly recounts the accomplishments and frustrations that follow this NFL celebrity.
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Overview

With candor, detail, and insight, star running back of the two-time Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith takes us onto the field and into his life. From Escambia High School to Texas Stadium, from the rough and tumble on the field to the down and dirty at the contract table, The Emmitt Zone vividly recounts the accomplishments and frustrations that follow this NFL celebrity.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Smith, the Dallas Cowboy running back who has won the NFL rushing title for the past three years and was named most valuable player in both the league and the Super Bowl, is a spectacular player. In this chatty if lackluster autobiography, written with Steve Delsohn (Out of Bounds), we learn the superstar grew up in a supportive lower-middle-class family but made a bad choice in attending the University of Florida, whose football program was in chaos for the three years he played there. When he left he was chosen by the Cowboys. There followed wrangling over his subsequent contracts with owner Jerry Jones, who is depicted as tight-fisted. Under coach Jimmy Johnson, Smith had a major role in lifting a 1-15 team to two Super Bowl wins. Photos. Author tour. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Smith, a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, recounts the highlights of his career, including a famed season finale against the Giants in which he starred despite nursing a separated shoulder. (LJ 9/15/94)
School Library Journal
YA-The Dallas rusher tells of his childhood, family, and football career in a book that's chock-full of old-fashioned values. There's no hot gridiron gossip here, but Smith does lend insight into some of his coaches and teammates. He seems always conscious of his role-model status, but tells his stories in a relaxed, informal way. Order several copies-this book is going to be passed around and around, even among the most reluctant readers.-Linda Diane Townsend, West Potomac High School, Fairfax County, VA
Wes Lukowsky
The life of Emmitt Smith, star running back of the two-time Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys, reads like a Horatio Alger story: Smith grew up in Florida in a poor but loving two-parent family; he stays out of trouble, respects education, and devotes much spare time to charity work. There's nothing not to like about Emmitt Smith unless you're charged with tackling him. So, what does Emmitt have to say about his life? He always loved football. He loves his family, and he works hard and deserves respect and pay commensurate with his performance. We know--because he tells us so--that he's scored many a touchdown in his day. Is this a good sports autobiography? Yes and no. Yes, because Smith's joie de vivre is so evident. No, because he's so young, and his life has been a one-note song of happiness. But one can't expect him to invent tragedy or controversy. He seems like a nice young man, and his book will be in big demand with high-school Emmit-tators. As an author, Emmitt is a fine role model.
Booklist
There's nothing not to like about Emmitt Smith unless you're charged with tackling him... Smith's joie de vivre is so evident.
Sunday News-Globe
... a good example of the sports biography, a judicious mix of gridiron action, family background and stories about the author's associates in the business of professional football.
Abilene Reporter-News (Texas)
Smith takes you right into the huddle with the Cowboys ...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307816306
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 412,101
  • File size: 4 MB

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