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Remembering Emmitt

There was no drama as to whether or not Emmitt Smith would be elected into the pro football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, even if the former Gator great's name was the last of the seven to be announced on Saturday.

Emmitt Smith is one of the greatest ever everywhere he's been - from Escambia High School in Pensacola to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. But even with all of his NFL success, I'll remember Emmitt as a Florida Gator. I'll never forget Emmitt Smith's first game at Florida Field, and it wasn't as a Gator. In the fall of 1986 Pensacola Escambia played West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman in a "bowl" game...

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