Former Utah, NFL Quarterback Alex Smith Receives Ovation At S.F. Giants Game
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes and NFL quarterback Alex Smith received a standing ovation from the crowd at Oracle Park during the San Francisco Giants’ game against the Colorado Rockies.
The Giants hosted the Rockies on Friday, August 13.
During the ball game, Smith was shown on the outfield big screen at Oracle Park and received a loud standing ovation from the crowd of baseball fans.
Alex Smith is at Oracle Park and received a HUGE ovation 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/RfLsojkk59
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) August 14, 2021
During the game, Smith took the time to take pictures and sign autographs for fans.
Alex Smith just made a bunch of fans’ weekends if not their year. pic.twitter.com/PDro7MmVIT
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) August 14, 2021
The former Utah standout was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers and played the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Bay Area franchise.
— Oracle Park (@OracleParkSF) August 14, 2021
In his time with the Niners, Smith threw for 14,280 yards and 81 touchdowns.
Alex Smith is at the Giants game tonight and he just got a standing ovation pic.twitter.com/3YdsJQefUT
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 14, 2021
During this year’s NFL offseason, Smith announced his retirement from professional football.
The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft finished his 16-year career throwing for 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns with a 62.6 completion rate.
During his career, Smith played for the Niners, Kansas City Chiefs, and Washington Football Team.
Smith was named to the Pro Bowl three times during his career. He led the league in passer rating in 2017 and received the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award in 2020.
The former Ute reportedly plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst.
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