Cassel to start for Vikings Sunday in London

Cassel to start for Vikings Sunday in London

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Matt Cassel was given the starting quarterback assignment for the Minnesota Vikings in their game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

NFL: Kansas City 26, Philadelphia 16

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Eric Berry's early 38-yard interception return highlighted an outstanding defensive show Thursday and ignited Kansas City to a 26-16 win over Philadelphia.

NFL: Kansas City 17, Dallas 16

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Alex Smith tossed for 223 yards with a pair of touchdowns Sunday and the Kansas City Chiefs equalled their 2012 win total with a 17-16 victory over Dallas.

NFL: Kansas City 28, Jacksonville 2

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Alex Smith celebrated his Kansas City debut by tossing a pair of touchdown passes Sunday and the Chiefs spanked Jacksonville 28-2 in their season opener.

NFL: Kansas City 26, Pittsburgh 20 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Chase Daniel hit Rico Richardson with a 15-yard TD pass on the first possession in overtime Saturday and Kansas City beat Pittsburgh 26-20 in a pre-season game.

NFL: San Francisco 15, Kansas City 13

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- B.J. Daniels hit fellow-rookie Chuck Jacobs for a 14-yard touchdown with 2:02 to play Friday, lifting San Francisco to a 15-13 exhibition win over Kansas City.

NFL: New Orleans 17, Kansas City 13

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Preston Parker caught two touchdown passes Friday and New Orleans welcomed back Coach Sean Payton with a 17-13 exhibition victory over Kansas City.
Pierce Brosnan's daughter married beau shortly before she died

Pierce Brosnan's daughter married beau shortly before she died

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Irish film star Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte married her artist boyfriend two weeks before she died of ovarian cancer at the age of 42, The Sun reported.
Linemen dominate early picks in NFL Draft

Linemen dominate early picks in NFL Draft

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Offensive tackle Eric Fisher was the No. 1 player chosen Thursday in the NFL Draft, heading a group of linemen who dominated the early selections.

Seahawks sign QB Brady Quinn

SEATTLE, April 9 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn.

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K.C. Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

K.C. Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs released quarterback Matt Cassel Thursday after acquiring quarterbacks Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.

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49ers acquire Boldin; trade Alex Smith

49ers acquire Boldin; trade Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers finalized two deals Tuesday, acquiring wide receiver Anquan Boldin from Baltimore and trading quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City.

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Alex Smith
#1 pick in the 2005 National Football League DRAFT Alex Smith, QB, Utah chosen by San Francisco 49ers on April 23, 2005 at New York's Javitis Center. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is a professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Smith was drafted with the 1st-overall pick in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft by San Francisco from the University of Utah.

His father, Douglas D. Smith, was the Executive Director at the high school Alex attended, Helix High School, until June 30, 2010. His uncle is John L. Smith, former head coach for the Michigan State University Spartans’ football team. His second cousin is New York Mets first baseman Chris Shelton.

Born in Seattle, Smith grew up in La Mesa, California. As a starter at Helix during his junior and senior years Smith led his team to a record of 25-1, including two San Diego CIF section championships. He was named to the first-team all-conference and all-county squads in the San Diego CIF system. Smith also earned the conference offensive player of the year twice, and twice won the team MVP for Helix. During his time at Helix, Smith set a school record by throwing for six touchdowns in one game, and recorded the second-highest completion percentage in San Diego CIF history. While at Helix, he played with 2005 Heisman Trophy winner (since vacated) Reggie Bush. Smith and Bush were later finalists for the 2004 Heisman, making it the first time a high school had two finalists at the same ceremony.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alex Smith."
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