OK, so we get that the Raiders and 49ers exist close to one another, but we're all a little surprised to learn that Alex Smith's girlfriend Elizabeth is a former Raiders cheerleader. How that happened we might never know. We do know that Alex Smith and Elizabeth (Liz) got engaged in December, 2007 and the couple were married at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in March, 2009.
There's a really interesting story on ESPN.com regarding how Alex responded to the suicide of a friend during the 2008 training camp. Alex Smith's wife Elizabeth is quoted a number of times offering insight for how Alex worked his way through things. Worth a read here if you have the time.Alex Smith's wife Elizabeth Smith,