Player Bio

Alex Smith
QB #11
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
Age:
30
College:
Utah
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TDS
18
INT
6
YDS
2,954
RTG
93.9
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,870 3,104 20,547 6.6 122 76 274 1,592 82.8 335 1,432 4.3 6 56 23
2014 KC 14 14 272 419 2,954 7.1 18 6 39 200 93.9 47 240 5.1 1 4 1
2013 KC 15 15 308 508 3,313 6.5 23 7 39 210 89.1 76 431 5.7 1 7 3
2012 SF 10 9 153 218 1,737 8 13 5 24 137 104.1 31 132 4.3 0 4 1
2011 SF 16 16 273 445 3,144 7.1 17 5 44 263 90.7 52 179 3.4 2 7 2
2010 SF 11 10 204 342 2,370 6.9 14 10 25 140 82.1 18 60 3.3 0 4 2
2009 SF 11 10 225 372 2,350 6.3 18 12 22 134 81.5 24 51 2.1 0 3 1
2008 SF 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SF 7 7 94 193 914 4.7 2 4 17 121 57.2 13 89 6.8 0 6 5
2006 SF 16 16 257 442 2,890 6.5 16 16 35 202 74.8 44 147 3.3 2 10 5
2005 SF 9 7 84 165 875 5.3 1 11 29 185 40.8 30 103 3.4 0 11 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 TEN L 10-26 19 35 54.3 202 5.8 1 3 4 24 45.2 6 36 6 0 -- --
2 @DEN L 17-24 26 42 61.9 255 6.1 0 0 2 8 79 5 42 8.4 0 -- --
3 @MIA W 34-15 19 25 76 186 7.4 3 0 5 18 136 2 17 8.5 0 1 1
4 NE W 41-14 20 26 76.9 248 9.5 3 0 2 12 144.4 4 8 2 0 -- --
5 @SF L 17-22 16 30 53.3 158 5.3 1 1 0 0 65.7 1 6 6 0 -- --
7 @SD W 23-20 19 28 67.9 221 7.9 1 0 3 10 103.4 6 29 4.8 0 -- --
8 STL W 34-7 25 29 86.2 223 7.7 0 0 2 8 98.7 3 24 8 0 1 0
9 NYJ W 24-10 21 31 67.7 199 6.4 2 0 1 3 106.8 -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BUF W 17-13 17 29 58.6 177 6.1 0 0 6 26 76.4 4 25 6.3 1 -- --
11 SEA W 24-20 11 16 68.8 108 6.8 0 0 0 0 87.5 2 -1 -0.5 0 1 0
12 @OAK L 20-24 20 36 55.6 234 6.5 2 0 2 17 94 2 5 2.5 0 1 0
13 DEN L 16-29 15 23 65.2 153 6.7 2 1 6 43 95 5 6 1.2 0 -- --
14 @ARI L 14-17 26 39 66.7 293 7.5 1 1 5 29 86.8 4 26 6.5 0 -- --
15 OAK W 31-13 18 30 60 297 9.9 2 0 1 2 115.6 3 17 5.7 0 -- --

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Biography

ALEX SMITH

How acquired:

Traded to Kansas City from San Francisco (3/12/13) ... Re-signed with San Francisco (3/21/12) ... Signed with San Francisco (7/29/11) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. 

NFL Career Highlights:

  • 10th-year quarterback joined the Chiefs in a trade from San Francisco in 2013.
  • Has played in 95 games (90 starts), completing 1,598 of 2,685 passes (59.5%) for 17,593 yards with 104 touchdowns and 70 interceptions, good for a 81.0 passer rating. He has added 288 carries for 1,192 yards (4.1 avg.) with five rushing touchdowns.
  • In three career postseason starts, Smith has completed 66 of 114 passes (57.9%) for 873 yards with nine touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 108.6 passer rating. In those contests, he also owns 15 carries for 127 yards (8.5 avg.) with one touchdown.
  • Became only the second quarterback in Chiefs history to win his first nine starts in a Kansas City uniform, joining QB Mike Livingston who won his first nine starts from 1969 to 1972. He is the first Kansas City quarterback to win his first nine games in a Chiefs uniform in consecutive weeks in the same season.
  • Recorded his first career perfect 158.3 passer rating in a game with a minimum of 20 attempts at Oakland on Dec. 15, 2013. He completed 17 of 20 passes for 287 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Became only the second Chiefs player to record a perfect 158.3 passer rating in a game with a minimum of 20 attempts, joining QB Trent Green, who accomplished the feat on Dec. 14, 2003.
  • Set a single-game career-high with five touchdown passes at Oakland on Dec. 15, 2013, tying for the second-highest single-game total in franchise history.
  • Completed 17 of 20 passes at Oakland (12/15/13), good for an 85.0 completion percentage, marking the best single-game completion percentage by any quarterback in franchise history, attempting at least 20 passes.
  • Set a new franchise record for most rushing yards in a single season by a quarterback, racking up a career-high 431 yards on 76 carries (5.7 avg.). He passed QB Tyler Thigpen’s mark of 386 yards set during the 2008 season.
  • Set new single-season career-highs for attempts (508) and completions (308) in 2013. It was the first time in his eight-year career that he eclipsed the 500 attempt and the 300 completion marks.
  • His 3,313 passing yards in 2013 are a new single-season career-high, passing his old mark of 3,144 set in the 2011 season.
  • Threw for 23 touchdowns and only seven interceptions in 2013, giving him a +16 TD/INT differential, the best mark of his career. His 23 touchdowns are a single-season high.
  • In his first postseason outing as a member of the Chiefs, he threw for playoff-game franchise records in attempts (46), completions (30), yards (378) and touchdowns (four). His 378 yards and four touchdowns pass the marks set by another former San Francisco quarterback who played in Kansas City, Joe Montana.
  • During 2012 offseason, spent time working with former MLB pitching coach Tom House on his throwing motion. House is known for his work with NFL quarterbacks, including Carson Palmer, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
  • Led the 49ers to a 13-3 regular season record and a trip to the NFC Championship Game in 2011.
  • Was named the 2011 Comeback Player of the Year by Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News. Also earned the Ed Block Courage Award, USA Today All-Joe Team and was the Samsung Next Level Player of the Week in Week 5.
  • Became the sixth quarterback in San Francisco franchise history to pass for more than 10,000 yards in a career, accomplishing that feat during the 2011 season.
  • Led the 49ers to six fourth-quarter comebacks in 2011, including four on the road. His four come-from-behind road victories tied the franchise record set by QB Joe Montana in 1989.
  • Became the fifth San Francisco quarterback to eventually join the Kansas City Chiefs, following Steve DeBerg (1988), Elvis Grbac (1997), Steve Bono (1994), and most notably, Joe Montana (1993).
  • In 2007, Smith committed $500,000 to the University of Utah’s athletic department. The donation was the lead gift for the Alex Smith Strength and Conditioning Facility - a $1.5 million expansion of Utah’s varsity athletics weight room.
  • Graduated from Utah in three years with a bachelor’s degree in economics and scored a 40 on the Wonderlic Test prior to the 2005 NFL Draft.
  • Originally entered the NFL as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by San Francisco.

College:

Played in 26 games (22 starts), boasting a 21-1 record as a starter at Utah ... Completed 389 of 587 passes (66.3%) for 5,208 yards with 47 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in three seasons ... Added 1,072 rushing yards with 15 rushing touchdowns on 286 carries (4.7 avg.) ... Set Utah career records for completion percentage (66.3), passing efficiency (162.7) and yards gained per completion (13.5 avg.) ... In his third and final season at Utah, he became first player in school history to be named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy ... Led the Utes to a 12-0 record as a junior in 2004, completing 214 of 317 passes (67.5%) for 2,952 yards with 32 touchdowns and four interceptions, adding 135 carries for 631 yards (4.7 avg.) with 10 rushing touchdowns ... Named National Player of the Year by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated ... Was also named CoSIDA Football Academic All-American of the Year ... Was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top passer ... Added second-team Walter Camp All-Axmerican, Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades ... Earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors six times ... Took over the starting quarterback job in the season’s third game as a sophomore in 2003 ... Completed 173 of 266 passes (65.0%) for 2,247 yards with 15 touchdowns and three interceptions ... Rushed 149 times for 452 yards (3.0 avg.) and five touchdowns ... Was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference pick and Earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors three times ... Appeared in two games as a true freshman in 2002, completing two of five passes with one interception ... Majored in economics at Utah.

Personal:

  • Attended Helix (Calif.) High School in La Mesa, Calif., earning All-CIF, All-Conference, All-County, team MVP and National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete honors.
  • Was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year twice and served as team captain as a junior and a senior.
  • Guided his team to a 25-1 record in his final two seasons.
  • Served as class president.
  • Established the Alex Smith Foundation, which provides foster teens with the tools and resources needed to transition to successful adulthood. More than 30 kids have been fully-funded completely through college. The four-year scholarship includes tuition, mentoring, counseling and other tools they may need to come out of school debt-free.
  • Father, Doug, played football at Weber State, where his mother, Pam, also attended. His sister played soccer at Cal State Northridge.
  • Uncle, John L. Smith, is the head coach at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He has also served as head coach at Arkansas (2012), Michigan State (2003-06), Louisville (1998-2002), Utah State (1995-97) and Idaho (1989-94).
  • Married; wife, Elizabeth, with two sons.
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ALEX SMITH

How acquired:

Traded to Kansas City from San Francisco (3/12/13) ... Re-signed with San Francisco (3/21/12) ... Signed with San Francisco (7/29/11) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. 

NFL Career Highlights:

  • 10th-year quarterback joined the Chiefs in a trade from San Francisco in 2013.
  • Has played in 95 games (90 starts), completing 1,598 of 2,685 passes (59.5%) for 17,593 yards with 104 touchdowns and 70 interceptions, good for a 81.0 passer rating. He has added 288 carries for 1,192 yards (4.1 avg.) with five rushing touchdowns.
  • In three career postseason starts, Smith has completed 66 of 114 passes (57.9%) for 873 yards with nine touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 108.6 passer rating. In those contests, he also owns 15 carries for 127 yards (8.5 avg.) with one touchdown.
  • Became only the second quarterback in Chiefs history to win his first nine starts in a Kansas City uniform, joining QB Mike Livingston who won his first nine starts from 1969 to 1972. He is the first Kansas City quarterback to win his first nine games in a Chiefs uniform in consecutive weeks in the same season.
  • Recorded his first career perfect 158.3 passer rating in a game with a minimum of 20 attempts at Oakland on Dec. 15, 2013. He completed 17 of 20 passes for 287 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Became only the second Chiefs player to record a perfect 158.3 passer rating in a game with a minimum of 20 attempts, joining QB Trent Green, who accomplished the feat on Dec. 14, 2003.
  • Set a single-game career-high with five touchdown passes at Oakland on Dec. 15, 2013, tying for the second-highest single-game total in franchise history.
  • Completed 17 of 20 passes at Oakland (12/15/13), good for an 85.0 completion percentage, marking the best single-game completion percentage by any quarterback in franchise history, attempting at least 20 passes.
  • Set a new franchise record for most rushing yards in a single season by a quarterback, racking up a career-high 431 yards on 76 carries (5.7 avg.). He passed QB Tyler Thigpen’s mark of 386 yards set during the 2008 season.
  • Set new single-season career-highs for attempts (508) and completions (308) in 2013. It was the first time in his eight-year career that he eclipsed the 500 attempt and the 300 completion marks.
  • His 3,313 passing yards in 2013 are a new single-season career-high, passing his old mark of 3,144 set in the 2011 season.
  • Threw for 23 touchdowns and only seven interceptions in 2013, giving him a +16 TD/INT differential, the best mark of his career. His 23 touchdowns are a single-season high.
  • In his first postseason outing as a member of the Chiefs, he threw for playoff-game franchise records in attempts (46), completions (30), yards (378) and touchdowns (four). His 378 yards and four touchdowns pass the marks set by another former San Francisco quarterback who played in Kansas City, Joe Montana.
  • During 2012 offseason, spent time working with former MLB pitching coach Tom House on his throwing motion. House is known for his work with NFL quarterbacks, including Carson Palmer, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
  • Led the 49ers to a 13-3 regular season record and a trip to the NFC Championship Game in 2011.
  • Was named the 2011 Comeback Player of the Year by Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News. Also earned the Ed Block Courage Award, USA Today All-Joe Team and was the Samsung Next Level Player of the Week in Week 5.
  • Became the sixth quarterback in San Francisco franchise history to pass for more than 10,000 yards in a career, accomplishing that feat during the 2011 season.
  • Led the 49ers to six fourth-quarter comebacks in 2011, including four on the road. His four come-from-behind road victories tied the franchise record set by QB Joe Montana in 1989.
  • Became the fifth San Francisco quarterback to eventually join the Kansas City Chiefs, following Steve DeBerg (1988), Elvis Grbac (1997), Steve Bono (1994), and most notably, Joe Montana (1993).
  • In 2007, Smith committed $500,000 to the University of Utah’s athletic department. The donation was the lead gift for the Alex Smith Strength and Conditioning Facility - a $1.5 million expansion of Utah’s varsity athletics weight room.
  • Graduated from Utah in three years with a bachelor’s degree in economics and scored a 40 on the Wonderlic Test prior to the 2005 NFL Draft.
  • Originally entered the NFL as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by San Francisco.

College:

Played in 26 games (22 starts), boasting a 21-1 record as a starter at Utah ... Completed 389 of 587 passes (66.3%) for 5,208 yards with 47 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in three seasons ... Added 1,072 rushing yards with 15 rushing touchdowns on 286 carries (4.7 avg.) ... Set Utah career records for completion percentage (66.3), passing efficiency (162.7) and yards gained per completion (13.5 avg.) ... In his third and final season at Utah, he became first player in school history to be named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy ... Led the Utes to a 12-0 record as a junior in 2004, completing 214 of 317 passes (67.5%) for 2,952 yards with 32 touchdowns and four interceptions, adding 135 carries for 631 yards (4.7 avg.) with 10 rushing touchdowns ... Named National Player of the Year by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated ... Was also named CoSIDA Football Academic All-American of the Year ... Was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top passer ... Added second-team Walter Camp All-Axmerican, Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades ... Earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors six times ... Took over the starting quarterback job in the season’s third game as a sophomore in 2003 ... Completed 173 of 266 passes (65.0%) for 2,247 yards with 15 touchdowns and three interceptions ... Rushed 149 times for 452 yards (3.0 avg.) and five touchdowns ... Was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference pick and Earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors three times ... Appeared in two games as a true freshman in 2002, completing two of five passes with one interception ... Majored in economics at Utah.

Personal:

  • Attended Helix (Calif.) High School in La Mesa, Calif., earning All-CIF, All-Conference, All-County, team MVP and National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete honors.
  • Was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year twice and served as team captain as a junior and a senior.
  • Guided his team to a 25-1 record in his final two seasons.
  • Served as class president.
  • Established the Alex Smith Foundation, which provides foster teens with the tools and resources needed to transition to successful adulthood. More than 30 kids have been fully-funded completely through college. The four-year scholarship includes tuition, mentoring, counseling and other tools they may need to come out of school debt-free.
  • Father, Doug, played football at Weber State, where his mother, Pam, also attended. His sister played soccer at Cal State Northridge.
  • Uncle, John L. Smith, is the head coach at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He has also served as head coach at Arkansas (2012), Michigan State (2003-06), Louisville (1998-2002), Utah State (1995-97) and Idaho (1989-94).
  • Married; wife, Elizabeth, with two sons.
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