No one thought Alex Smith would return to the 49ers in 2011 when Jim Harbaugh was hired. The quarterback ended up sticking around for two more seasons.
No one thought Alex Smith would return to the 49ers in 2011 when Jim Harbaugh was hired. The quarterback ended up sticking around for two more seasons. Paul Kitagaki Jr. The Bee
No one thought Alex Smith would return to the 49ers in 2011 when Jim Harbaugh was hired. The quarterback ended up sticking around for two more seasons. Paul Kitagaki Jr. The Bee
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Big QB splash from 49ers? Harbaugh merely dipped toe in 2011

February 20, 2017 03:34 PM

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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