The backs of NFL history have to sit and marvel how this small guy from Florida managed to rush for an NFL Record 18,355 yards. Emmitt Smith actually rushed for another NFL Record 1,586 yards in the playoffs. Thats a mere 59 yards short of 20,000 yards in his career? Take a look at some of the backs who've tried to chase him down.?Tomlinson has 12.490 yards and at 31 has hit a wall. LT managed just 730 yards last year on a playoff team. LT is 5,865 yards behind Emmitt? Huh? The Smith record is incredible. The ironman was tackled 5,319 times. Cal Rip.. who ? Old Warrior #22 rarely missed a game. A few other backs have tried to give some chase. Clinton Portis got off to a good start but at 29 he has only 9,696 yards. He is out of the picture showing wear and tear already. Ram Steven Jackson started out on fire but has slowed his pace to 6.707 yards at age 27. Most backs hit the wall at 30/31? Jackson is a laughable 11,648 yards behind Smith? Hes gone. Sf tough rb from Miami Frank Gore has gotten off to a good start but despite his play has only 5,561 yards at the age of 27. Gore isn't 1/3 of the way there? He isn't gonna come close. Gore has been banged up. It just makes the record that much more amazing. The Viking star rb Adrian Peterson has been very good with 4,484 yards in just three years. With his avg dropping every year and his Campbell like running style he will never get nearly 14,000 yards to pass Smith. Titan rb Chris Johnson is a great talent. In just two years he has 3,234 yards. But at 25 he needs 15,121 yards to tie Emmitt? Hes got what 6 years left? What Emmitt Smith did was amazing. It is a record that never will be broken. Fans can argue who the best back of alltime was but the warrior of alltime in the rb slot is Emmitt Smith. Brian Westbrook a star rb of the last decade with the Eagles? He rushed for 5,595 yards? Thats not even 1/3 of what Emmitt ran for? Last I heard Westbrook has been put out to pasture as a finished rb. Emmitt Smith was the ultimate warrior with 194 total touchdowns in his epic career.