Alex Smith was the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted to the 49ers in the 2005 draft as the top choice. Smith continued playing for about seven seasons with the 49ers despite typical inconsistencies that come with being a young quarterback.
Smith did not become the starting quarterback for the 49ers until 2007. During his tenure as the 49ers' starting quarterback, he became injured repeatedly. Smith sustained a concussion during the 2012 season and was eventually replaced by Colin Kaepernick. In the 2013 season, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs as their starting quarterback.Learn More
Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith became the National Football League's all-time leading rusher in a game against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 27, 2002. He broke the record previously held by Walter Payton.Full Answer >
According to the team's website, the San Francisco 49ers football team is named after the people who participated in the California Gold Rush. These people became known as 49ers, since the gold rush occurred from 1849 onwards. The suggestion for the name came from the team's founder, Tony Morabito. The original 49ers logo reflected the team name as it was a picture of a miner firing two pistols.Full Answer >
As of March 2014, there is no confirmation that NFL quarterback Alex Smith is Mormon. While rumors of an affiliation do exist, Smith has never publicly revealed his religion, and he is excluded from a list recognizing the League's players of Mormon faith.Full Answer >
Those participating in the gold rush during 1849, known as 49ers, were willing to pay up to $100 for a glass of water. This was due to a combination of some 49ers being unprepared for the dry heat of Nevada's deserts and California businessmen taking advantage of the situation.Full Answer >