Emmitt was drafted in 1990... 20 years ago... 16 teams passed him up. The Cowboys had the 17th pick and the rest is history.
Smith will become the 12 Cowboy inducted into the hall of fame and the final member of the triplets to get in.Troy Aikman went in 2006 and Michael Irvin in 2007. Smith says both have prepared him well for his big day in Canton.
"Mostly all the information was around the speech," Smith said. "just think about the people you want to thank and the stories you want to tell."
Smith says the hardest part of this process was choosing a speaker to introduce him. Smith consider Daryl "moose" Johnston who laid his body on the line every Sunday to open up holes for Emmitt to run through... But after a lot of thought, Smith decided to give the honor to Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones.
"I went with a guy in my heart that I felt God placed there," Smith said. "He's done so much for me. He gave me my first job. So when I sat back and weighed it all, I realized that the man is part of my destiny."