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29. Robert Smith
Robert Smith retired at the height of his career, right after he rushed for over 1,500 Yards for the first time in his career and made his second Pro Bowl.   He didn’t leave the game due to injury but rather to preserve his long term health, a decision made more and more in the current generation.  While Smith did retire early, he did produce over 6,000 Rushing Yards with 38 total Touchdowns, more than enough to earn him a spot here.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Running Back
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 21st Overall in the NFL Draft 4/25/93.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2000 Season.
  • Games Played: 98
  • Notable Statistics: 72 Games Started
    1,411 Rushing Attempts
    6,818 Rushing Yards
    32 Rushing Touchdowns
    178 Receptions
    1,292 Receiving Yards
    6 Receiving Touchdowns
    1 Punt Return
    4 Punting Return Yards
    19 Kick Returns
    460 Kick Return Yards
    67 Approximate Value

    9 Playoff Games
    145 Rushing Attempts
    590 Rushing Yards
    1 Rushing Touchdown
    20 Receptions
    153 Receiving Yards
    1 Receiving Touchdown
    6 Kick Returns
    132 Kick Return Yards
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Alumni Running Back of the Year (2000)
    Second Team All-Pro (2000)
    Pro Bowls (1998 & 2000)
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2022 21:31

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0 #1 Jennifer Connor 2022-09-20 01:17
Why did Randy Moss get inducted in to the Vikings hall of fame when he left the Vikings on a bad note. And Robert Smith retired on a good note with the Vikings, yet never got inducted in the Vikings hall of fame
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