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

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

But when Jonathon Ortner moved into the area, Smith was moved to receiver.

"I actually like the idea of being a receiver," Smith said. "When Dennis played quarterback, he kind of trained me to be a receiver," he said, noting they would throw the football almost every evening.

"I feel like I'm more helpful as a receiver than a quarterback," Smith added. "Ortner is a great quarterback."

Smith doesn't mind flying high in the air to make the grab and doesn't worry about getting hit on the way up.

"If you get hit before … you get 15 yards anyway in penalties, so I might as well try to catch it," he said. "As long as we're moving the ball…”

This season has been a turnaround for the Seahawks, going from a 1-9 record last year to sitting on a 5-2 record thus far with a chance to make the playoffs.

Although things are looking up, "Coach says we haven't achieved anything yet. But we will if we beat Freeport and get into the playoffs," Smith said. "I think we're on a good path to do something this year,"

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