Three-time Super Bowl champion Emitt Smith, the National Football League's (NFL's) all-time leading rusher, signed as the latest 'Friend of FullTiltPoker.net' today. Smith will represent Full Tilt Poker at a selection of live events and will make his initial appearance starting with this week's "National Heads-Up Poker Championship" held from March 3rd to the 6th, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Smith is an outstanding competitor that has amassed 18,355 rushing yards and 175 total touchdowns in his football career. When his two touchdowns and 132 rushing yards helped the Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII, he became the first player to ever win the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the NFL's MVP awards in the same season.
Just one month before his induction into the "Pro Football Hall of Fame," Emmitt got his first taste of WSOP action in July 2010. He won a Celebrity Invitational Charity Tournament that he organized in support of the charity he set up with his wife - Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities - and won his WSOP seat by beating out the world's most known poker player and Team Full Tilt member Phil Ivey.
After charging through life as a former Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals running back, Emmitt is getting ready to charge through the field of the World Series of Poker main event and grab a coveted bracelet to add to his collection of silverware - he'll be representing FullTiltPoker.net at the tables this year.
Emmitt has joined poker's most elite roster of professional and celebrity poker players - actor Don Cheadle, actor Mekhi Phifer, Tennis Player James Blake, Former UFC Champion Matt Hughes, UFC announcer Bruce Buffer and others - and is ready to transfer his skill on the gridiron to mastering the green felt.
You can chat and play with Emmitt exclusively at FullTiltPoker.net, on a field where you can match wits and skill without getting tackled and bruised. Poker always levels the playing field and everyone can enter the competition.