Kansas City Chief Quarterback Alex Smith has a reputation for great plays on and off the field. While at Utah University, Smith was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and led the Utes to a Fiesta Bowl victory. In 2005, Smith was the San Francisco 49ers first round draft pick.
In San Francisco, Smith played for six different offense coordinators in his six seasons with the team. Statistically, his best season was in 2011, leading the team to the NFC Championship. He currently holds the 49ers franchise records for the most game-winning drives in a single season and the most 4th quarter comeback wins in a single season. In 2013, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. In his inaugural season in the midwest, he led the Chiefs to a 9-0 start and the team’s first playoff appearance in three years. Throughout his career, he was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl team and the USA Today All-Joe Team twice. In 2011 Smith earned the Ed Block Courage Award.
Smith is the founder of the Alex Smith Foundation, dedicated to sending foster kids to college. The organization has been praised for its financial planning, donating 91% of its proceeds to the cause. Since its inception, the foundation has donated almost $1,000,000.
Smith currently resides in Kansas City.