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Emmitt Smith can't describe experience

8/7/2010

CANTON, Ohio -- Emmitt Smith was the only member of the Class of 2010 to shed some tears. And after his more than 30 minute speech was over on Saturday night he said he couldn't describe the entire Hall of Fame experience.

"You can't really put into words truly how to describe the entire experience itself," Smith said to a small group of reporters when his night was over and he was headed to his party. "And even if I did try to describe it you couldn’t feel the true power or the magnitude of it you have to be in it to really, really feel it."

Former teammate Michael Irvin said it best of Smith's speech: "He did great. Emmitt used his mouth to formulate the words. But his heart did the speaking [and] that’s what you want."