August 8, 2010
Daryl Johnston (video below) during the Emmitt Smith Hall of Fame Speech Saturday was told to stand up. Emmitt Smith’s Daryl Johnston comments were part of a captivating, emotional tribute that brought tears not just to Smith.
“Daryl Johnston, where are you? Will you please stand? You mean the world to me (tearing up) not just because we shared the same backfield, but because you sacrificed so much for me.”
Smith said he wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for Daryl. Smith said fans don’t comprehend the importance Daryl had to action on the field. “People don’t understand what it took to be a fullback in our system, the sacrifices you made not simply with your body but your whole spirit. You took care of me as though you were taking care of your little brother. Without you, without you, I know today would not have been possible. I love you from the bottom of my heart.”
Smith said, coming into the league, few believed in someone of his height and size. Jerry Jones was not one of those people. “A profound thank you to Mr. Jerry Jones and the Jones family for believing in a kid from Pensacola, Florida, who was 5′9″ and a half, who people said was not big enough or fast enough action and for giving me opportunities to play for the team that I always wanted to play for, America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.”
He explained his reaction of finding out he was a Cowboy.” I was down in Pensacola watching the draft with my family agonizing about why didn’t I go in the top 10? Then, finally, words start blowing in the wind, the Dallas Cowboys are trying to move up and make a trade. They had moved up to pick me as the 17th pick in the first round. Here I am thinking, Wow, how awesome this would be, how great it would be to be able to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Then I got a call from Jimmy Johnson saying, Emmitt, how would you like to wear a star on your helmet? My dreams, my passion, my emotions were running so high. Jerry, I could not believe that this was actually happening to me.”
story from and video at: http://news.lalate.com/2010/08/08/daryl-johnston-emmitt-smith-hall-of-fame-speechs-tribute/
Daryl Johnston was born on February 10th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Johnston
2 + 10 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = his personal year (from February 10th, 2010 to February 9th, 2011)
15 year + 7 (July) = 22 = his personal month (from July 10th, 2010 to August 9th, 2010)
22 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday August 7th, 2010) = 29 = his personal day = Self-confidence. Self-assurance. Coordination. Skills. Talents. Competence. Expertise. Specialty. Combine. Teamwork. Cooperation. Duo. Collaborate. Collaboration. Participation. Participant.