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NFL Legend Emmitt Smith Becomes Friend Of Full Tilt

8/3/2011
Online poker site Full Tilt have recently announced the addition of National Football League running back legend Emmitt Smith to their Friends of Full Tilt roster, with the 41-year-old star set to represent them at several events this year.

The three-time Super Bowl champion – who scored an incredible 175 touchdowns during his impressive career in the sport – will now join the likes of Mario Andretti, James Blake, Matt Hughes and Don Cheadle in Friends of Full Tilt.

Smith was recently inducted to the Pro Football Hall of fame, but the Florida-born star’s poker immortality will rest largely on how he performs under the sites banner in live events throughout the year – and the early signs are encouraging.

Since joining Full Tilt, Smith has appeared in the $25,000 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, where he bagged an impressive scalp by defeating PokerStars pro David Williams before losing to Andrew Robl in the second round.

The defeat of Williams is not the only time that the retired footballer has upset the poker applecart as last year he secured a heads-up victory over Phil Ivey to at a Celebrity Invitational event to bag himself a seat in the $10k WSOP main event.

There Smith was unfortunately eliminated after three hours of play after a set-over-set cooler saw his three tens bested by an opponent’s three jacks, but rest assured the former football star will have learned from the experience and will be ready this year.
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