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Emmitt Smith delivered like no other

Stats, production show he was second to none among greatest NFL running backs

Updated: August 8, 2010, 6:51 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

CANTON, Ohio -- Humbled by the Hall of Fame experience, Emmitt Smith danced around the question like it was a middle linebacker in the open field.

Is he the greatest running back in NFL history?

"That depends on who's talking," Smith said about an hour after his emotional induction speech. "My stats speak for themselves."

They certainly do.

Strong cases can be made for Cleveland's Jim Brown, Chicago's Walter Payton or Detroit's Barry Sanders as the best backs of ...

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