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Encyclopedia > Alex Smith
Alex Smith
San Francisco 49ersNo. 11
Quarterback
Date of Birth: May 7, 1984 (1984-05-07) (age 23)
Place of Birth: Bremerton, Washington
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
National Football League Debut
2005 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career Highlights and Awards
  • MWC POY (2004)
Career History
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Alexander D. Smith (born May 7, 1984 in Bremerton, Washington, U.S.) is an American football quarterback for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. Alex Smith may refer to: Alex Smith (born 1984), American football quarterback Alex Smith (tight end) (born 1982), American football tight end Alex Smith (American soccer player) Alex Smith (footballer), Scottish footballer and manager Alex Smith (golfer) (1872–1930) Alex Smith, American filmmaker Alex Smith (hockey) (born 1904), NHL hockey... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Sinclair Inlet and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (left), Dyes Inlet (middle distance) and Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges (left to right) across Port Washington Narrows Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The population was 37,259 at the 2000 census. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... “Mountain West” redirects here. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Sinclair Inlet and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (left), Dyes Inlet (middle distance) and Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges (left to right) across Port Washington Narrows Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The population was 37,259 at the 2000 census. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... NFL redirects here. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...

Contents

Early years

Smith is from Bonita, California and went to school in La Mesa, where he played football at Helix High School. In his two years as a starter (Junior and Senior year), Smith led his team to a record of 25-1, including two San Diego CIF section championships. He was named to the first-team all-conference and all-county squads in the San Diego CIF system. Smith also earned the conference offensive player of the year twice, and twice won the team MVP for Helix. During his time at Helix, Smith set a school record by throwing for six touchdowns in one game, and recorded the second-highest completion percentage in San Diego CIF history. Smith was also an excellent student graduating with a 4.4 GPA with numerous AP Credits. At Helix High School, he was a teammate of current New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush. [1] View east from Bonita Downs toward Mount Miguel. ... La Mesa is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... Helix High School (HHS), in La Mesa, California, is a charter high school built in 1952. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... Reginald Reggie Bush, birth name: Reginald Alfred Bush II (born May 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed The Human Highlight Reel and The President, alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He has played running back/tailback...


College career

He played for the University of Utah and wore number 11. He finished 4th in the voting for the 2004 Heisman Trophy, and was selected as the 2004 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. Smith graduated from the University of Utah with an economics degree in just two years with a 3.71 GPA. Smith operated former Utah and current Florida head coach Urban Meyer's spread option offense in 2004 during Utah's 12-0 season in which they beat Pittsburgh 35-7 in the Fiesta Bowl. Smith was named offensive MVP of that game as Utah became the first team from outside of a BCS conference to play in, and win a BCS bowl. The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... The option offense is a system of running plays in American football. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ...


NFL career

Smith was the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, selected by the San Francisco 49ers. In July 2005, Smith agreed to a six-year, $49.5 million contract with the 49ers; the contract includes $24 million in guaranteed money. Before the Draft, Smith scored one of the highest scores on the Wonderlic test of a recorded QB in several years. His score of 40 was better than Eli Manning, Matt Leinart, and Aaron Rodgers, another potential #1 draft pick before the draft. He wears jersey number 11 with the 49ers. The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ...


2006 season

After the challenges faced by his rookie campaign, Smith went into the 2006 season with a new offensive coordinator (Norv Turner) and an improved set of offensive weapons around him. The 49ers used their top draft choice on Vernon Davis, a playmaking tight end from Maryland. They also upgraded their receiving corps, trading underachieving running back Kevan Barlow to the Jets, making Frank Gore the feature back. Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... Vernon Leonard Davis (born January 31, 1984 in Washington, D.C.) is an NFL tight end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Kevan C. Barlow (born January 7, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. ... Frank Gore (born on May 14, 1983 in Coconut Grove, Florida) is an American football running back who plays for the San Francisco 49ers franchise. ...


Smith also spent the offseason working daily with his new coordinator, wide receivers and tight end, while working to improve his technique and add bulk. The improved offensive cast clearly helped Smith develop in his second year, especially early. Smith's first three games of the season saw him throw three touchdowns, no interceptions, and amass 814 yards. After struggling in Kansas City, he then threw for three touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders, setting a career high. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


The next five games saw Smith resume his struggles, averaging only 153 yards per game while throwing only six touchdowns and nine interceptions. Despite his difficulty, he led the 49ers on a three-game winning streak in November. However, after difficult losses to the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints, Smith's poor play began to be viewed as holding the team back. City St. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National...


In need of a statement game, the 49ers traveled to Seattle for a Thursday Night Football game against their division rivals. During the broadcast on NFL Network, Cris Collinsworth noted that were he starting an NFL franchise, he'd take the Broncos rookie quarterback Jay Cutler before Alex Smith and fellow rookies Matt Leinart and Vince Young - and that Smith wasn't even close to the others.[2] Going into the 4th quarter, the 49ers were trailing the Seahawks 7-3, and pulling out a win looked unlikely. Smith however performed brilliantly in the fourth quarter, and drove the 49ers on a long touchdown drive down the field early, taking a narrow 10-7 lead. Late in the quarter, with the same score, Smith struck again with one of the most memorable plays of the NFL season - shaking off an almost certain sack, rolling to the left and completing a pass to Frank Gore for a touchdown to give the 49ers a 10 point lead. On the next drive, Smith cemented the victory by leading yet another touchdown drive, and rushing for a touchdown on a naked bootleg. Collinsworth had earlier in the game observed that "Alex Smith is the best I've ever seen him. That drive is the best I saw," and on seeing his touchdown run, commented that that was "What a second-half he has had!".[3] Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Jay Cutler (born April 29, 1983 in Santa Claus, Indiana, USA) is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. ...


After losing to the Cardinals the following week, the 49ers final game of the 2006 season was against a Denver Broncos team looking for a playoff berth. In a major upset, the 49ers defeated the Broncos and knocked them out of the playoffs. During the game at INVESCO Field, Smith threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, leading the team to a come from behind victory for the second time in three weeks. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... West entrance of INVESCO Field at Mile High INVESCO Field at Mile High is a sporting event and events stadium in Denver, Colorado. ...


Overall, Smith improved significantly in his second year. He threw for 16 TDs, 16 interceptions, 2,890 yards and a 74.8 quarterback rating, all improvements over his rookie year.


2007 season

Smith entered the 2007 season learning under a third offensive coordinator in three seasons. Norv Turner was hired as the head coach by the San Diego Chargers and was replaced by quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler. Hostler intends to mix the offensive system installed by Turner with elements of the West Coast offense installed by Mike McCarthy for the 2005 season. During the offseason, the 49ers added wide receivers Darrell Jackson, Ashley Lelie, and rookie Jason Hill as new offensive weapons for Smith. An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Darrell Lamont Jackson (born December 6, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. ... Ashley Jovon Lelie (born February 16, 1980, in Bellflower, California) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Hawaii by the Broncos with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the season opener on Monday Night Football against the Arizona Cardinals, Smith led the 49ers to a 20-17 win in a two-minute comeback. While down 17-13 with less than two-minutes left, Smith drove down the field, highlighted by a 25-yard scramble. After the scramble, he threw a 22 yard pass to Arnaz Battle that was fumbled on the one-yard line, but recovered by a 49er so the ball was placed back on the one-yard line with 26 second left. The following play Battle ran a reverse in for the game-winning touchdown. Smith finished the game 15 for 31 with 126 yards and two rushes for 37 yards.[4] Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Arnaz Jerome Battle (born February 22, 1980 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. ...


On September 30 in the first quarter of a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Smith injured his right shoulder after getting sacked by Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard. Smith suffered a grade-three separation that did not require surgery, and Smith missed the next three games before returning to the 49ers' starting lineup on Sunday, October 28, 2007. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Rocky Benard (born April 19, 1979 in Baytown, Texas) is a current American free agent defensive tackle who formally played for the Seattle Seahawks since 2002. ...


Trivia

  • In high school and college, he averaged a 4.0 in academics.
  • While at Helix, he played with 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush, who was also a finalist for the 2004 award, making it the first time a high school had two finalists at the ceremony.
  • Also at Helix, he was able to graduate one semester early by earning college credits through a program with San Diego State University. He pulled a similar feat where he earned enough credits to earn his bachelor's degree in Economics in just two years.[5]
  • Smith's father, Douglas D. Smith, is the principal at Helix High.
  • Smith was the president of his high-school senior class.
  • Smith recorded a 4.7 time in the 40-yard dash, benched 335 pounds and had a 31-inch vertical leap at the NFL combine.[6]
  • Smith earned a score of 40 out of 50 on the Wonderlic exam.[7]
  • Smith and Andrew Bogut of the NBA were both selected #1 in their respective drafts. Utah became the first school to have athletes go #1 overall in the NFL and NBA drafts in the same year. [8]
  • His uncle is John L. Smith, former head coach for the Michigan State University Spartans’ football team.
  • Smith's second cousin is Detroit Tigers first baseman Chris Shelton
  • Smith met Joe Montana for the first time on November 5th, 2006, during a game against the Vikings. The 49ers wore the throwback jerseys of the 1989 team which Joe Montana and teammates wore. The 49ers went on to win 9-3, upsetting the Minnesota Vikings.
  • He has one brother and two sisters.

Reginald Reggie Bush, birth name: Reginald Alfred Bush II (born May 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed The Human Highlight Reel and The President, alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He has played running back/tailback... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... The National Invitational Camp or NFL Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indianas RCA Dome, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. ... The Wonderlic Personnel Test (often referred to as Wunderlich) is an intelligence test primarily known for being administered to prospective players in the National Football League since the 1970s. ... Andrew Michael Bogut (born November 28, 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article refers to the football coach. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Christopher Bob Shelton (born June 26, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah), is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Toledo Mudhens. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969...

Career statistics

College

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2002 Utah Utes 2 2 4 50.0 4 0 1 2 -11 0
2003 Utah Utes 11 173 266 65.0 2247 15 3 149 452 5
2004 Utah Utes 13 214 317 67.5 2952 32 4 135 631 10
Totals 26 389 587 66.3 5203 47 8 286 1072 15

The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ... The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ... The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ...

Professional

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2005 San Francisco 49ers 9 84 165 50.9 875 1 11 30 103 0
2006 San Francisco 49ers 16 257 442 58.1 2890 16 16 43 147 2
Totals 25 341 607 56.2 3765 17 27 73 250 2

City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...

References

  1. ^ Alex Smith Utah Profile. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  2. ^ Matt Maiocco account of SEA vs. SFO game. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  3. ^ Matt Maiocco account of SEA vs. SFO game. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  4. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=270910025
  5. ^ Alex Smith answers call as top choice by San Francisco 49ers. Retrieved on 2007-09-07.
  6. ^ Alex Smith NFL.com profile. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  7. ^ Alex Smith Wonderlic Score. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  8. ^ Utah caps 'magical year' with top picks, USA Today. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

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Preceded by
Eli Manning
1st Overall Pick in NFL Draft
2005
Succeeded by
Mario Williams
Preceded by
Tim Rattay
San Francisco 49ers Starting Quarterbacks
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Incumbent

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Alex Smith : USAToday.com - Alex Smith Biography from USAToday.com (505 words)
Smith consistently struggled to stay upright, and was sacked four times in the first two quarters, but didn’t make the right decisions under pressure.
Smith was tentative early and his passes were all over the place, but he got comfortable in the second half and made a pinpoint 54-yard throw to Arnaz Battle, setting up an eight-yard score to Vernon Davis.
Smith made possibly his best play of the season when he shed a would-be sack on third-and-six, rolled to his left and hit Frank Gore to put the Niners up 17-7 in the fourth quarter.
Alex Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (727 words)
Smith was named offensive MVP of that game as Utah became the first team from outside of a BCS conference to play in a BCS bowl.
Smith was the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, selected by the San Francisco 49ers.
Smith and Andrew Bogut of the NBA were both selected #1 in their respective drafts.
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