NFL Quarterback: Kansas City Chiefs
Career Highlights: NFL quarterback Alex Smith led the Kansas City Chiefs to an 11-game winning streak in 2015, and their first playoff win since 1994 (defeated Houston 30-0). For his efforts, Smith was named the Chiefs co-MVP along with Eric Berry. A 13-year NFL veteran, Smith has played in 126 games, completing 2,208 passes (61%) with 142 touchdowns and 83 interceptions, and a 84.5 passer rating. Smith was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2013, his first year in Kansas City, after setting several career and franchise highs. Prior to the Chiefs, Smith started the first nine games of the San Francisco 49ers 2012 season, before suffering a head injury, as the team finished with an 11-4-1 record and played in Super Bowl XLVII. Smith had a breakout season in 2011 leading the 49ers to a 13-3 regular season. Smith threw 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions, setting the 49ers franchise record for fewest interceptions in a season, and his 1.1 ratio for the season ranked first in the NFL. Smith’s leadership skills shined as he led the 49ers to five, fourth-quarter comebacks, tying the franchise record set by Joe Montana.