Smith with the Washington Redskins
|No. 81, 82, 83|
|Born:||May 22, 1982|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Denver (CO) Mullen|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Edwin Alexander "Alex" Smith (born May 22, 1982), is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.
Smith attended high school at J. K. Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado. As a senior, he was a Super Prep first-team All-American, Prep Star All-Midlands, All-State and All-Centennial League selection. He was a Nominee for the Fred Steinmark Award, which is given to the Colorado Athlete of the Year. He also played basketball and ran track.
Smith played college football at Stanford University. He was a three-year starter and was runner-up to the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end, in 2004. Some of his honors included 2004 second-team consensus All-American, 2004 Team MVP, 2003 Honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2003 Honorable mention academic All-Pac-10 and 2002 Academic All-Pac-10. He finished his career starting 32 of 44 games, making 107 receptions for 1,291 yards and eight touchdowns.
Smith was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he started 10 of 16 games and recorded 41 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns. In 2006, he started 7 of 14 games and made 35 receptions for 250 and three touchdowns and in 2007 he started all 14 games he played in totaling 385 yards on 32 receptions and three touchdowns. In his last year with the Buccaneers in 2008 he started 12 of 14 games making 21 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns.
Smith finished his career with the Buccaneers starting 43 of 58 games, recording 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Smith married model Angela Gonzalez and they had twin boys Amari and Aiden Smith in 2010 while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.