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Tim Tebow, Emmitt Smith: A Tale Of Two Gators

As one former Florida Gator begins his NFL career, another one takes his place among the football immortals in Canton, Ohio. The former, if it isn't obvious, is Tim Tebow, and the latter is Emmitt Smith, the career rushing leader. The Orlando Sentinel believes Smith should be a source of inspiration for Tebow due to concerns on future NFL success:

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Emmitt Smith proved doubters wrong winning three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys after being told he was too small as a 5-foot-9 running back to be effective in the NFL, despite leaving his Florida his junior season with 58 records.

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This Saturday, Smith writes the final chapter of his professional football career as he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The only way we'll know how good Tebow can be is when he plays, but let's not count him out before he even plays. Maybe Tebow the media creation is over the top (man, that Stallone movie is awesomely bad!), but Tebow the player had a long road to go.

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