“22 in 22” Day 20: Breaking the All-Time Rushing Record
“22 in 22″ Day 20: Breaking the All-Time Rushing Record
Before Emmitt even arrived in Canton, Ohio for the enshrinement ceremony, we participated in a conference call with the Hall of Famer.
Emmitt Smith undoubtedly modeled his game after that of the late Walter Payton. When Emmitt broke the league’s all-time rushing record, he said:
“Today is a special day for me, my family and the Payton family,” the 33-year-old Smith said during a postgame ceremony on the field. ” Because with Payton doing what he did in the National Football League and representing all he represented, he wouldn’t have given a young man like myself a dream, something to shoot after and a person to look up to and try to emulate in every way possible.”
“Time Warp 22”. . .Remember when?
Octover 27, 2002
Emmitt Smith breaks Walter Payton’s all-time rushing record of 16,726 yards. Words cannot do this achievement justice. Watch below.