The Florida Gators will have an NFL legend as their honorary captain for the season-opening game against the Michigan Wolverines. The Gators announced Wednesday that former Florida RB and NFL Hall of Fame member Emmitt Smith will be the honorary captain.
Smith, who played at Florida from 1987-1989, is a perfect pick for honorary captain. The game will be played at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium and Smith spent 13 of his 15 years in the NFL with the Cowboys.
Part of the triplets with Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, Smith helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls in the 1990s. The NFL's all-time leading rusher, Smith is the only running back to win a Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP, lead the NFL in rushing and be named NFL MVP in the same season.
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Smith isn't the only honorary captain for this game, as Michigan will have Tom Kartsotis as its captain. He is currently the founder of the brand management and investment firm Bedrock Manufacturing of Plano. Kartsotis might best be known was also the founder of the Fossil Group, the watch and accessory company based out of Dallas.
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