- Date of Birth:
- October 10, 1990
Geno Smith (born Eugene Cyril Smith III on October 10, 1990 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player. Genro played football at Miramar High School, where he passed for over 2,000 yards as a junior. He led his team to the state 6A semi-finals and was named an All State First Team and a Parade magazine All-American. Geno was considered a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, which led him to play for West Virginia University. While with WVU, he was the starting quarterback during his sophomore year. He really developed his skills as a college junior, leading West Virginia to a 70-33 rout of the Clemson Tigers to win the 2012 Orange Bowl. Geno made himself eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft. He was not picked in the first round, and the New York Jets picked him as the 39 th overall pick. Geno made his professional debut in 2013 against the Detroit Lions. Geno struggled in the 2013 season. He was named the Jets starter in the 2014 season. He finished with over 2,500 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. On Aug. 11, 2015, the Jets announced that Geno would be out to 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw following a locker room altercation with teammate IK Enemkpali.
Best Known For:
Geno Smith is best known as an American football quarterback who plays for the New York Jets.
Geno’s great-uncle is Danny Smith, a record-breaking All-American hurdler at Florida State. His cousin, Melvin Bratton, was a star running back at Miami during the mid-1980s. Geno is open about his spirituality