CATCH AS CATCH CAN - Alex Smith makes the grabs for the Seahawks

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 02:45 PM.

Smith said another memorable catch for him was in the game against Chipley. The game was tied at 38-38 and Smith made a diving catch under heavy coverage in the end zone for the go ahead win. The kick after was good and South Walton captured the district victory 45-38.

Smith's skills on the playing field haven't gone unnoticed.

“Alex is a lot like Wes Welker,” said South Walton Coach Phil Tisa. “He can run all the routes and make all the catches. He is always a team player.”

And team is very important to the 155-pound junior who sports the No. 4.

“I like being out there with the guys,” Smith said. “We look out for each other. I think you make your closest friends on the football team. We train together; play together … everything we do is together.”

Football is nothing new to Smith. As a fifth grader Smith played left guard and defensive end in the South Walton rec league. He later played quarterback for the Emerald Coast Middle School Stingrays as a seventh grader.

His freshman year at South Walton High he moved into the quarterback slot, following in the footsteps of his brother Dennis Smith, who graduated in 2010.

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