Guiding the Chiefs to the playoffs has made quarterback Alex Smith a household name in Kansas City.
He knows he is very lucky.
"We all have the little kid in us that I can remember dreaming of that day," he said. "To be playing quarterback in the NFL is really special."
But that doesn't mean he's immune from the stinky task of changing diapers.
When he's not being chased by massive defensive tackles, Smith is being chased by his two young sons.
"My 3-year-old knows I play football, but he doesn't fully get it. I think he thinks a lot of Dads play football," he said with a laugh. "They don't."
His wife, Elizabeth, is a former Raiders cheerleader. he says it is no contest: his wife gets far more stares out in public.
When he's not studying playbooks, he enjoys watching some of his favorite television shows including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Homeland. His favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption.
In May, Smith delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Utah, which conferred an honorary degree on him. He's joked that the honor would allow him to make an important change this season.
"I was thinking this upcoming season with such a common last name like Smith I might put Dr. Smith on the back of my jersey," he said.
Whether you call him Alex Smith or Dr. Smith, the quarterback wants to be called a playoff-winning quarterback.
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