Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher who is one of the greatest to ever play the position of running back, got his start in college with the Florida Gators where he tore it up in The Swamp for three years before going pro.
His son, E.J., is currently a very good running back, too, and on National Signing Day on Wednesday he picked where he’d be playing his college football.
And it wasn’t a Gators hat he put on his head. Instead, he reached for a Stanford hat, which was more than OK with his dad.
Emmitt was as proud as any father would be to see their son forging their own path: “At the end of the day, my son has his own journey. And it is his journey, not my journey.”
Here’s his full answer, which was great:
“At the end of the day, my son has his own journey. And it is his journey, not my journey.”
– Emmitt Smith after his son, EJ, committed to Stanford pic.twitter.com/50gEfkyB4R
— ESPN (@espn) December 18, 2019
What a great father/son moment.
SOURCE: For The Win, Andy Nesbitt