NFL Legend Emmitt Smith Joins Full Tilt Poker

Recently it has been announced that NFL running back legend Emmitt Smith has joined online poker room Full Tilt and will be representing the site at a selection of live events throughout the year.
The three-time Super Bowl champion scored a total of 175 touchdowns throughout his illustrious career and in August 2010 his remarkable achievements were acknowledged with an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Now, the 41 year-old Florida born star has become a member of the site’s Friends of Full Tilt roster, which is reserved for some of the world’s top entertainers and athletes. Emmitt Smith now take his place amongst an array of stars which include Mario Andretti (racing), James Blake (tennis), ring announcer Bruce Buffer, Don Cheadle (actor), Mekhi Phifer (actor), Matt Hughes (UFC), and Jim McManus (writer).
Amongst Emmitt Smith’s past poker experiences are a heads-up victory over Phil Ivey at a Celebrity Invitational Charity Tournament, to win a $10,000 seat to the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
However, three hours into playing at the prestigious WSOP tournament Emmitt Smith was eliminated when his three tens ran into three jacks.
After his exit, a sporting Emmitt Smith announced his enthusiasm for poker and commented:
“I’m learning more about the game. From that last hand, I learned a little bit, but at the end of the day, it is what it is. You’ve got to be able to get the cards. You’ve got to be able to understand when to bet, when not to bet. And then you just go from there.”
Since joining Full Tilt, Emmitt Smith has been in action last week at the $25,000 National Heads-up Poker Championship in Las Vegas. Smith even managed to score an impressive victory over PokerStars pro David Williams before losing to Andrew Robl in the next round.
The highly successful football star has already made a good start at his new home at Full Tilt and it will now be interesting to see how the Dallas, Texas resident fares over the coming year.

Poker News
18 Apr 2018
Establishing a presence in India has been a firm goal of PokerStars for a few years, and in 2015 it took its first steps towards promoting its brand amongst the country’s residents by signing Aditya Agarwal as a sponsored pro. This month, PokerStars subsequently announced that it would soon be launching a ring fenced poker
16 Apr 2018
Bertrand Grospellier parted ways with PokerStars at the start of this year, and as expected the French number one didn’t have to wait long before being snapped up by a rival brand after being recruited to partypoker’s ever expanding crew of ambassadors this week. The 37 year-old pro now becomes part of an impressive and
06 Feb 2018
While PokerStars recently announced the departure of one of Brazil’s top players, Felipe Ramos, from the site’s roster of sponsored pros, partypoker, in the meantime, has been bolstering its contingent of pros from the country. This week it subsequently signed three Brazilians to its newly created Team Online, namely Renato Nomura, Lui Martins and Day
29 Jan 2018
The poker headlines may have been packed with news of a number of high-profile players parting ways with PokerStars this month, but the opposite could be said of partypoker which continues to regularly add new recruits to its roster of sponsored pros. Following the recent signing of such pros as Kristen Bicknel, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and