UPDATE: Emmitt Smith appeared during halftime of the Hall of Fame game on Sunday night. When asked if there was anything that he forgot in his speech, he stated “I forgot one most important ingredient, my Gator Nation. And I sincerely apologize for not recognizing the University of Florida, and Urban Meyer, and Jeremy Foley and all of the Gator Nation, because the Gator Nation truly helped me get on the platform at the collegiate level which led to where I’m at right now here in Canton.”
Emmitt Smith entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Saturday night and delivered a lengthy speech that saluted his high school coaches, NFL coaches, former Cowboy teammates and his family. He teared up while he saluted his blocking back Darryl Johnston and everyone else teared up as he praised his father.
But he never mentioned the University of Florida. Not once.
Smith spent three remarkable years with the Gators from 1987-89 breaking the school rushing record by gaining 3,928 yards. He played on some pretty mediocre Florida teams as evidenced by the Gators