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Alex Smith wins Halas adversity award

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Alex Smith wins Halas difficulty honor

Retired Washington quarterback Alex Smith has actually won the George Halas Honor, provided by the Pro Football Writers of America for conquering difficulty.

Smith, that returned from a dangerous leg injury and also finished an almost two-year lack by playing in 8 ready Washington last period, is the 2nd successive Halas champion to retire prior to being recognized.

Previous Dallas Cowboys facility Travis Frederick was the 2020 champion after making the Pro Dish in 2019 adhering to a year away to recuperate from an autoimmune condition that assaults the nerve system. Frederick retired after the 2019 period.

The 37-year-old Smith is the 53rd Halas champion and also 3rd from Washington, adhering to quarterback Billy Kilmer (1976) and also protective back Rub Fischer (1978).

The Halas Honor is provided to an NFL gamer, train or team member that gets rid of difficulty to do well. The honor is called for a club member (1963) of the Pro Football Hall of Popularity that had a function with the development of the NFL and also possessed the Chicago Bears up until his fatality in 1983.

Smith began 6 of the 8 video games he bet Washington last period, going 5-1 and helping the club win the NFC East. Smith missed out on a wild-card loss to Tampa bay Bay with a calf bone stress. He retired in April after being launched.

The opening night by Smith last period came off the bench on Oct. 11, regarding 23 months considering that a spine crack in his appropriate leg led to a dangerous infection. Smith had 17 surgical procedures over 9 months to conserve and also fix the leg.

“Two years ago, I was stuck in a wheelchair, staring down at my mangled leg, wondering if I’d ever be able to go on a walk with my wife again or play games with my kids in the yard,” Smith stated in his retired life video clip.

“Putting my helmet back on was the farthest thing from my mind. … But then, someone did something that changed my recovery completely. He put a football back in my hands. I don’t know what it was, but all of a sudden, I felt stronger, more driven, and what once seemed impossible began to come into focus.”

In his initial begin considering that 2018 in November, Smith finished 38 of 55 masquerade 390 backyards — all job highs — in a 30-27 loss to Detroit.

The No. 1 general choice in the 2005 draft by San Francisco, Smith began 167 video games over 14 periods, going 99-67-1 with 199 goals and also 109 interceptions.

The various other Halas Honor candidates were Indianapolis linebacker Darius Leonard, Washington train Ron Rivera and also New England running back James White.

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