Alexander Douglas Smith is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 16 seasons. He played college football at Utah, where he was recognized as an All-American and led his team to victory in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. Following his collegiate success, he was selected first overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft. Smith struggled with consistency and injuries until 2011 when he led the 49ers to their first NFC West division title and playoff win since 2002, along with their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 1997. The next year, however, a concussion resulted in Smith losing his starting position to backup Colin Kaepernick. He was subsequently traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he guided them to four playoff runs between 2013 and 2017 and one postseason victory in 2015, their first since 1993. Smith also received three Pro Bowl selections during his Chiefs tenure and led the league in passer rating for 2017.
|Date of birth||May 7, 1984|
|Place of birth||Bremerton, Washington|
|High school||Helix (La Mesa, California)|
|NFL Draft||2005 / Round: 1/ Pick: 1|
NFL quarterback who helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship Game following the 2011 season. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013 to 2017 before a trade sent him to the Washington Redskins.
He starred collegiately for the University of Utah and was selected first overall in the 2005 NFL Draft.
In 2018, he suffered a devastating leg injury, fracturing his tibia and fibula and seemingly ending his NFL career. However, he made a remarkable recovery, returned to the league in 2020 and went on to win the league's Comeback Player of the Year award.
He has a son named Hudson with his wife Elizabeth Barry.
Sportspeople from San Diego County, California. National Football League first overall draft picks. Utah Utes football players. Unconferenced Pro Bowl players. Players of American football from Washington (state)