Eugene Cyril "Geno" Smith III is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He played college football at West Virginia, leading the Mountaineers to multiple Bowl games, breaking numerous passing records and garnering multiple awards before getting drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. After two inconsistent seasons as the Jets' starting quarterback, Smith eventually lost his starting position due to injuries in his final two years with the team. He has also spent time as the backup for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers, becoming the first African American quarterback to start for the former.
|Date of birth:||October 10, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Lakemont, Georgia|
|High school:||Miramar (Miramar, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 2/ Pick: 39|
|Twitter:||Geno Smith's Twitter profile|
About Geno Smith
Former West Virginia University quarterback who was selected by the New York Jets in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He became the Jets starter in the preseason of his rookie year.
He completed an astounding 71.2 percent of his passes during his 2012 season with West Virginia while throwing 42 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
He won an oratorical contest in fifth grade for reciting Langston Hughes poems. Although his NFL career has been marked by struggles, he recorded a perfect passer rating (158.3) in the last game of the 2014 season.
He grew up in Florida with his younger brother, Geonte.
As a junior at West Virginia, he threw for 401 yards in the Orange Bowl, breaking Tom Brady's 11-year-old record of 396.
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