LOS ANGELES, February 02, 2013 – The NFL’s all-time leading rusher, three-time Super Bowl champion and a Hall of Famer himself, Emmitt Smith, spoke with FOX Sports Daybreak’s Andy Furman and Artrell Hawkins earlier this week, and explained why he feels Larry Allen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. With the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame announcements earlier today, it is clear others agree. Below is a highlight of what Smith told FOX Sports Radio:
Hawkins: “Make a case for Larry Allen. He’s up for the Hall of Fame, and you’re in the Hall of Fame, Mike Irving’s in the Hall of Fame, Troy Aikman – none of the linemen.”
Emmitt Smith: “When you hear other players on former teams, and other teams, say that a couple defensive linemen and defensive ends caught the “Allen Flu” the week we played the Cowboys, that means, ‘I’m not getting in front of Larry Allen this week. I’m going to sit out this week.’ And that has happened on some teams. So that says a lot about the player they were about to go up against. You’re talking about a guy that was over 300 and something pounds, that can run like a deer… Not to mention, he bench pressed over 600 pounds. And he’s about as gentle as gentle can come, in person. But on that football field, he is a terror.”
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