Alex Smith

American Quarterback in NFL

Alex Smith
Alex Smith, an NFL player source: google

Alex Smith is considered an American quarterback in the NFL. Likewise, he came into the limelight while playing for the Utah Utes in his college days.

Moreover, Alex also led the Utes to victories in the 2003 Liberty Bowl and 2005 Fiesta Bowl. In addition, Smith played for numerous teams and clubs in his NFL career.

Alex Smith| Early Life & Parents

Alex Smith opened his eyes in Bremerton, United States. Similarly, he took birth to Douglas D. Smith and Pam Smith.

Furthermore, his father plays a role as an executive director of Helix High School. Moreover, Smith joined the same high school for his secondary education.

Likewise, he is blessed with three siblings, brother Josh Smith and two sisters Abbey Smith and MacKenzie Smith.

During Alex’s junior and senior years at Helix High School, he and his team won two San Diego CIF section championships. In addition, Smith also got named to the first-team all-conference.

Furthermore, the quarterback set a school record as the second-highest completion percentage in San Diego CIF history.


After the completion of high school, Smith went to the University of Utah. Also, an NFL player played for the Utah Utes and completed fourth in voting for the 2004 Heisman Trophy.

Likewise, Alex did his graduation from Utah. In addition, Smith holds American Citizenship.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

Alex is 37 years old as of now as his birthday falls in the year 1984 on May 7. Moreover, his zodiac sign happens to be Taurus.

Likewise, he has accumulated a height of 6 feet 5 inches(196 cm). Moreover, Alex has acquired a weight of around 99 kgs(218 lbs). As he is an athlete, Smith has maintained his physique.

In addition, his body measures 43-inches of the chest, 37-inches of the waist, and 38-inches of the hips. On the other hand, Smith has short light brown hair along with stunning pair of blue eyes.

Alex Smith | Professional Career

After the completion of high school and college, Alex begins his NFL career. Furthermore, the San Francisco 49ers selected Smith in the 2005 NFL Draft.

However, during Smith’s six seasons with the team, he played against different teams each year. Likewise, he was struggling with his injuries too.

In addition, in the year 2011, Alex led the 49ers to their first NFC West division title.

Though, Alex did not regain his starting position due to his injuries. On the other hand, in the year 2013, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fortunately, during he was Kansas City Chiefs, he achieved massive success in his career. Moreover, he won the first playoff after three years.

However, Alex was known as the 81st best player in NFL Top 100 players. Likewise, an NFL player continued his stellar performance and appeared in the first nine games of the 2018 season. This was before his injury though.

Alex Smith| Leg Injury

On November 18, during a game against the Houston Texans, Alex had a horrific leg injury. However, this is one of the darkest periods in his career.

Moreover, this happened when Smith was sacked by Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt. Furthermore, the quarterback player suffered a spiral and compound fracture to his tibia and fibula in his right leg.

Alex Smith
Alex Smith during his leg injury source: google

On the other hand, this injury led to post-surgery complications, including staphylococcal infection. Moreover, Alex undergoes 17 surgeries with eight debridements.

In addition, he was shifted to four separate hospital stays for over nine months. Although, Smith didn’t lose his faith and remained optimistic throughout the treatment.

Furthermore, after two years of a lengthy recovery period, he returned to the training grounds to resume football activities in July 2020.

J.J Watt dropping his support

However, the same person who sacked him also supported him at his lows.

Watt shows his support on Twitter for Alex’s inspiring comeback.

Comeback Player of the Year and Retirement| Alex Smith

After his injury got recovered in the year 2020, Alex played against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5. Moreover, an NFL player’s second appearance was against the New York Giants.

In addition, Smith threw for 325 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Furthermore, he played against Detroit Lions, but that resulted in a 30-27 loss. Likewise, Alex grabbed his first win in a 20–9 game against the Cincinnati Bengals since his injury.

Though, the injuries haunt him again. A quarterback player could not play a game against the 49ers due to a bone bruise in his right leg. In addition, he had to miss the next two games as well.

Likewise, the team released him on March 5, the year 2021. On the other hand, he declared his retirement on April 19, 2021.

Alex Smith| Net worth and Income

Alex has a successful career out of his professional career. Likewise, Smith is considered one of the 25-highest earning players in the history of the NFL.

Moreover, his net worth is estimated to be around $55 million as of now. In addition, Smith has $16,000,000 as a base salary with a cap hit of $21,400,000 and a dead cap value of $32,200,000.

On the other hand, an NFL player started his career with a six-year contract worth $49.5 million with $500,000 in salary, $2 million in roster bonus, and $1 million as a signing bonus.

Furthermore, he went to Kansas City Chiefs, where he signed a four-year contract worth $68 million. Likewise, Alex was earning up to $11 million in salary.

Though, again he signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins, worth $94,000,000.

In addition, apart from his NFL career, Alex makes money from his endorsements and sponsorships. Moreover, he works in popular brands like Nike and Advocare, which grants him more than $1 million per year.

Personal life and Kids| Alex Smith

Talking about his personal life, Alex is a married man as of now. Furthermore, he got married to Elizabeth Barry, who was his girlfriend before tying the knot.

Alex Smith
Alex Smith with his wife, Elizabeth Berry source: google

However, this lovely couple first met through football. Similarly, Elizabeth worked as a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, and Smith was playing as a quarterback for the San Fransico 49rs.

After many years of dating, they finally got engaged in the year 2007. Moreover, Alexa and Elizabeth are blessed with three children.

Likewise, their first child is Hudson Smith in 2011. Moreover, they gave birth to a second child Hayes Smith in 2013. Similarly, after three years they gave birth to a daughter, Sloan Smith.

Alex Smith| Social Media Profile

However, being famous in his career, Alex does not have numerous followers. However, he is active on Instagram though.

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Some FAQs:

Is Alex Smith still injured?

No, Smith is no longer injured and has been recovered.

Did Alex Smith play after his injury?

Yes, Alex Smith played after his injury. Similarly, he made his first game appearance or comeback after two years of horrific injury to play against the Los Angeles Rams.

Where does Alex Smith live?

An American football quarterback currently lives in Monte Sereno, California (CA), US, with his family.

Has Alex Smith been to a Super Bowl?

Smith is one of the 10 quarterbacks with the highest postseason passer rating in league history. However, he along with Ryan could never start a Super Bowl.

How tall is Smith?

He has accumulated a height of 6 feet 5 inches.

Quick Facts

Full Name Alexander Douglas Smith
Birth Date May 7, 1984
Age 37 Years Old
Birth Place Bremerton, United States
Nick Name Douglas
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Helix High School The University of Utah
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Douglas D. Smith
Mother’s Name Pam Smith
Siblings Josh Smith, Abbey Smith, MacKenzie Smith
Height 6 ft 3 inches (1.93 m)
Weight 96 kg (213 lbs)
Hair Color Light brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Measurement Chest size- 43 cm
Waist size – 37 cm
Hips size – 38 cm
Build Athletic
Married Yes
Wife Elizabeth Barry (m. 2009 )
Children Hayes Smith (Son), Hudson Smith (Son), Sloan Smith (Daughter)
Profession Football player
Net Worth $55 million
Salary $20,300,000
Affiliations NFL
Active Since 2005
Social Media Instagram
Merch Jersey, Trading Card, Autographed Helmet, Jersey, and Card
Jersey 11 for San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Washington Redskins
last update  April 2022

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