This is a statement that was made by a football recruiting expert regarding Emmitt Smith. As you probably know, Emmitt Smith became one of the best football players of all time. He began his football career at the University of Florida where he had been given an athletic scholarship. He broke Florida's 40 year old all time single game rushing record. He was named Southeastern Conference and National Freshman of the year. He also owned 58 school records at the end of his time there.
Despite his impressive performance at the University of Florida, there were still those naysayers who thought he was too small and too slow to succeed in the NFL. Fools! Smith went on to be recruited by the Dallas Cowboys in 1990 and he led them to three super bowl wins. He is the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl Championship, the NFL MVP, the NFL Rushing Crown, and the Super Bowl MVP all in the same season (1993). In addition, he also holds the NFL record in career rushing yards: 18, 355. Smith was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
For those of you out there who have naysayers in your life telling you that you don't have what it takes to achieve your dreams, do what Emmitt Smith did. Ignore them and enjoy proving them wrong!