GENO SMITH

GENO SMITH

Team: New York Giants, #7

Position: Quarterback

Height/Weight: 6’3″, 221 lbs.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1990

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida

College: West Virginia University

Drafted: 2nd Round, 39th Overall by New York Jets

 

Geno Smith is a quarterback for the New York Giants..

Born in Miami, FL, Smith attended Miramar High School and committed to West Virginia in November of 2010.

A three-year starter, Smith’s collegiate honors include Orange Bowl MVP and All-Big East Conference First Team. Following his senior season, Smith declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. In May of 2013, Smith signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the NFL Draft.

The 39th overall selection by the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft, Smith earned a starting role by Week 1 of his rookie season. Following four seasons with the Jets, Smith became a free agent in 2017. In March 2017, he signed with the New York Giants.

Smith spearheads a philanthropic endeavor called “7 Sunday Heroes”, a program that invites special guests to home games, crafting a special experience for the recipients. Past honorees include children from Boys and Girls Club, as well as a 9/11 first responder.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Jets record for Most Passing Yards and Highest Completion Percentage by a Rookie QB (2013)
  • Orange Bowl MVP with WVU (2012)
  • All-Big East Conference First Team with WVU (2011)
  • Big East Record for Most Passing Yards (4,385) in a season (2011)

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We would like to welcome NY Jets player Geno Smith to the Roc Nation Sports Family!

Eugene Cyril "Geno" Smith III, is currently an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Born in Miami, Florida, Smith played football for West Virginia University from 2009 to 2012 and was selected by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. At West Virginia University, Geno was a three-year starting quarterback, starting 26 straight games. He finished his career at WVU as the school's all-time leader for career completeions, touchdown passes and passing yards. Additional highlights include Orange Bowl MVP in 2012 and First team All-Big East Conference in 2011.
All-Big East Conference Second Team (2010)
All-Big East Conference First Team (2011)
4× Big East Offensive Player of the Week
2011 Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player
3× Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
2× National Offensive Player of the Week (for week ending September 3, 2012; for week ending September 29, 2012)
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Congrats to Geno Smith for becoming the second rookie Quarterback in NFL history to win a road game last night! Geno came through with 3 touchdown passes, and set up the drive for a game-scoring field goal.
Vote Geno for the NFL Rookie of the Week here.

Watch Geno's best moments in this highlight reel.Geno_1crop
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"The idea is to get better, every single day.” Get an inside look at Geno Smith’s upbringing, his past as an artist, and the road to becoming a New York Jet in his Where I’m From documentary now on Life and Times.
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