LSU vs. Florida 1988

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  1. COramprat

    COramprat Simma Da Na

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    Florida has this walk-on freshman named Emmitt Smith. On now Cox Sports. Anyone around long enough to remember this game? I was there.
     
  2. MALONE121212

    MALONE121212 Founding Member

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    not me I was 8 years old. I did see it on a couple of days ago. I saw Harvey "the choker" Williams.
     
  3. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Founding Member

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    I don't think he was a walk-on. As I recall, he was one of the most highly
    recruited running backs in the nation, coming out of Escambia High. He ran for over 8,000 yards in his high school career, at Florida's highest classification.
     
  4. COramprat

    COramprat Simma Da Na

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    Heck I was that age when I started going to games. But that was in the early 70's. :)
     
  5. MALONE121212

    MALONE121212 Founding Member

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    Oh no I could have went at 8 but I do not remember it bc I was 8.
     
  6. ChineseBandit

    ChineseBandit Founding Member

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    Emmitt was a walk on.
     
  7. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

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    I was there. But at the time I didn't realize who he was or who he could become. I was a student and they were just all Florida #$%&#s to me!
     
  8. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    do you remember

    the 1989 game UF and AU? Emmitt couldnt walk of the field after the loss and was crying as he totally broke down...just a regular season game.

    I guess thats what hall of famers are made of....desire that cant be taught. I wasnt his biggest fan and he wasnt the greatest runner but his heart and will to win was second to none.


    also i do not think Emmitt was a walkon. he was highly recruited out of that infamous high school as said above.
     
  9. Richdog

    Richdog 02 Cecilia alumni champs

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    I was there too. I also have the tape of the game.
     
  10. MALONE121212

    MALONE121212 Founding Member

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    I do not believe Emmitt was a walk on. Does anybody know for sure?
     

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