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  Alex Smith
Alex Smith

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Mesa, Calif.

High School:
Helix HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 212

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
05/07/1984

Experience:
1VL

06/06/2013

Position Breakdown and 2013 Football Preview Part 1 - Offense

Talent runs deep on 2013 roster

UTAH: All-America and Mountain West Conference Player of the Year candidate exploded onto the conference and national scene last year as a sophomore ... exceptionally smart player has a big arm, makes good decisions and also runs well ... currently Utah's career record-holder in completion percentage (64.8%), passing efficiency (150.22) and yards per completion (12.86) ... 20-year-old received bachelor's degree in economics in May after just two years at Utah ... will begin a master's program in economics this fall .... ESPN.com cited him as the "best returning quarterback in the MWC" ... elected to 2004 Utah Football Leadership Committee.

2003-Second-team all-MWC quarterback had offensive player of the year stats ... only three-time MWC Offensive Player of the Week ... "special mention" sophomore All-American by College Sports Report.com ... first-team all-MWC pick of College Football News ... after becoming the starter on Sept. 11 vs. Cal, he led Utah to a 9-1 record ... completed 64.8% of his pass attempts, best in the MWC and second-best in school history ... finished in the top two in the league in pass efficiency (152.35) and total offense (245.4 ypg) ... 152.35 pass efficiency ranks No. 2 all-time at Utah ... third in the MWC in passing yards per game (204.3) ... finished 12th in the nation in pass efficiency and 32nd in total offense ... ranked second in the nation in touchdown to interception ratio (5:1) ... just 3 interceptions in 266 pass attempts ... threw 180 straight passes without a pick at one point in the season ... Utah's second-leading rusher had 149 carries for 452 yards (3.0 yards per rush) and 5 touchdowns ... averaged 41 ypg rushing ... in MWC games only, led the league in pass efficiency and total offense and ranked second in passing yards per game ... career-high 340 yards passing vs. Oregon .... 297 passing yards vs. Air Force and 296 vs. Wyoming ... career-best 97 rushing yards vs. UNLV, 89 vs. Air Force, 76 vs. Wyoming and 71 vs. California ... caught a pass for 17 yards vs. UNLV ... CoSIDA first-team academic all-District VIII ... academic all-MWC.

2002-Played in two games late in season ... 2-4 for 4 yards and 1 interception against San Diego State ... 0-1 passing vs. New Mexico.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-CIF in 2001 ... first-team all-conference and all-county as junior and senior ... two-time conference Offensive Player of the Year ... Helix High's (Calif.) MVP and team captain two years ... quarterbacked Helix to two-year mark of 25-1 and two San Diego CIF section championships ... San Diego Union Prep of the Week twice ... San Diego Hall of Champions Athlete of the Month, Dec. 2001 ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... set Helix High record with 6 TDs in one game ... in 2001, completed 66% of his pass attempts for 1,704 yards and 30 TDs (4 interceptions) ... recorded second highest completion percentage (66%) in San Diego CIF section history ... Helix senior class president ... first-team all-academic ... Helix High scholar-athlete award ... GPA ranked 13th in class of 430.

PERSONAL: Son of Doug and Pam Smith ... parents both graduated from Weber State, where his dad played football ... one brother and two sisters ... older sister played soccer at Cal State Northridge ... uncle is John L. Smith, head Michigan State football coach ... received bachelor's degree in economics in May 2003 after just two years at Utah ... will begin a master's program in economics this fall ... full name is Alexander D. Smith ... born May 7, 1984 in Seattle.

YEAR	G/GS	ATT	CMP	IT	PCT	YDS	TD	LONG
2002	2/0	4	2	1	50.0	4	0	5
2003	11/10	266	173	3	65.0	2247	15	79
Totals	13/10	270	175	4	65.0	2251	15

YEAR G/GS RUSH YDS AVG TD LONG 2002 2/0 2 -11 -5.5 0 0 2003 11/10 149 452 3.0 5 27 Totals 13/10 151 441 2.9 5

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