WATCH: Emmitt Smith’s Great Reaction to His Son Committing to Stanford Over Alma Mater Florida

Jesuit senior running back EJ Smith, son of NFL all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith, is flanked by his parents Emmitt and Pat Smith as he announces his commitment to play NCAA college football at Stanford University during a signing day ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. (Jeffrey McWhorter/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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:

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What a great father/son moment.

SOURCE: For The Win, Andy Nesbitt