Former Dallas Cowboys running back and NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith spoke to the Texas Tech football team after practice today. I tried to transcribe what Smith said below and I hope this team takes it to heart. Everyone in the world (except for us) is doubting you. There is no question about that.
This is your year. This is it for a lot of you guys. It’s all a journey. It’s all a process. It begins with a work ethic and an attitude. It begins with how you take care of each other on and off the football field as well. Don’t just think you just roll out of bed and just get there. You all have taken a journey thus far.
A little time. It’s going to go by like that. That means you’ve got to get serious right now about what you’re going to do right now. Because tomorrow is going to be here tomorrow night.
You have a responsibility, a responsibility falls on your shoulders to change everything for your family heritage if you choose to. It’s up to you. You don’t have to be like your daddy. You don’t have to be like your momma. Because some of them haven’t even gotten to this place. Some of you are here for the first time in your family’s history.
Leave the door open. Don’t close it because this is not just for you. There are other’s looking at your.