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Former Ute Alex Smith Announces Retirement From NFL

Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at FedExField on November 08, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes legend and NFL quarterback Alex Smith is retiring after a long, successful NFL career.

His wife, Liz Smith, posted a video to her Instagram account announcing the news.

Smith’s last years in the NFL were hard but meaningful. He suffered what could have easily been a career-ending leg injury but came back to take snaps for the Washington Football Team in the 2020 season.

The Utah Utes legend was drafted in 2005. During his NFL career, he played for the San Fransisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Football Team.

He retires with 174 games played and 199 touchdowns but what he will be remembered for most is his story of resilience.

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