7 / 10
Alex Smith
49er standout. Up-and-comer Colin Kaepernick gets the glory, but the release of quarterback Alex Smith made him the most searched 49er in the past seven days ("alex smith release"). His coach has lavished accolades on the team player, calling him "exceptional," "phenomenal," and a "role model," especially in light of his grace in losing the starting position.

What to Read Next

Top 10 Super Bowl XLVII Searches

February 1, 2013

When's kickoff? Who's singing the national anthem? And how does one make Super Bowl snacks in the shape of the Super Bowl? As the Baltimore Ravens make their 10th Bowl visit, facing the 49ers, who wouldn't mind tying the record for most Super Bowl wins, people have been asking lots of questions -- and looking for answers online -- about XLVII. Here's a gander at gridiron questions blitzing Yahoo! Search in the past week. -- By Vera Chan, Yahoo!