Alex Smith is a professional football quarterback in the NFL. He had successful high school and college football careers. He went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers from 2005 until 2013. He then began playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 and currently is still playing for the Chiefs.
Alexander Douglas Smith was born in 1984 in Bremerton, Washington. He grew up in La Mesa, California. He attended Helix Charter High School and was a starter on their football team during his junior and senior years. The team made two San Diego CIF section championships. He made records and earned awards at Helix, including being a finalist for the 2004 Heisman Trophy. He next attended the University of Utah and played for the Utah Utes. He continued to earn awards and led the Utes to a 2003 Liberty Bowl win and a 2005 Fiesta Bowl win. He graduated with a Bachelors in Economics and started working on his Masters before being drafted into the NFL.
Alex has had good seasons in the NFL. However, he has suffered injuries and struggled at times as well. He had seasons that have led to him playing in the Pro Bowl two times thus far. He played in the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2016.
Alex married former NFL cheerleader, Elizabeth Barry, in 2009. They have had two sons, in 2011 and 2013. Alex has been known for his intelligence both on and off the field. In 2007, he started the Alex Smith Foundation and the Alex Smith Guardian Scholars Program. His charities help foster children and are known to be well-run. While he raises funds, he donates a lot of his own money to these charities as well. Many scholarships are earned by foster children through his charity work.
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