Geno Smith is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) in 2019. Further, he started his football game playing from his high school days at West Virginia followed by leading the Mountaineers to multiple Bowl games. Also, he has garnered multiple awards before getting drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Furthermore, he lost his starting position after two inconsistent seasons with the Jets due to injuries in his final two years. He had also spent time as the backup for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers as well as gained the title as the first African American quarterback to start for the former. Let us scroll over to read more information on his professional as well as personal life.
Caption: The football quarterback, Geno Smith playing for Seattle Seahawks.
Geno Smith: Bio, Family, Education
The football quarterback was born on 10 October 1990, in Lakemont, Georgia, in the USA. He was born as the son to parents, Eugene Smith Jr. and Tracy Seller. He is the great-niece of a record-breaking All-American hurdler, Danny Smith, and cousin of Melvin Bratton, a star running back at Miami. Smith has not revealed information about the number of his siblings but he is the older brother of Geonte.
Initially, he admitted to Norland Middle School’s magnet program. But he would go to attend Miramar High School to be coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell. During that period, he has passed for 2,200 yards 25 touchdowns and three interceptions and was named Second Team All-State QB in his junior years. Then in 2007, he named Second Team All-Broward County as an athlete.
In his senior season, he completed with 205 of 338 passes for 3,089 yards and 30 touchdowns to the state 6A semi-finals. Then he again won the title All-State First Team in Florida Class 6A and a Parade All-American. After that, he chose to attend West Virginia over different colleges like Florida State, South Florida, Boston College, and Alabama.
Geno Smith: Career & Life Achievements
He joined the West Virginia Mountaineers football team after joining West Virginia University from 2009 to 2012. There he pursued the English major. In his freshmen year, he became the backup for the senior Jarrett Brown. That year, he completed 5 of 8 passes for 50 yards and one interception and saw action again against Syracuse, Marshall, and Louisville. In his rookie year, he has won several awards including the 2010 All-Big East Conference Second Team and 2011 All-Big East Conference First Team.
He started his professional career in 2013 after being draft by New York Jets with 39th overall in NFL. Then he fired his agency ‘Select Sports Group’ and signed with ROC Nation Sports in the same year. In 2017, he signed with New York Giants and during his first 9th week against Los Angeles Rams, came in the game in relief of Eli Manning. In April 2018, he signed with a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.
With the team, he appeared in five games completing one pass for eight yards as the Chargers won 38–14 over the Cleveland Browns in his first appearance. Following the year 2019, on 15 May, he signed Seattle Seahawks and competed with Paxton Lynch for the backup job behind Russell Wilson. Then the next day, he re-signed and earned the backup job.
Geno Smith: Personal Life & Wife
Speaking of is love life or personal life, he prefers to keep details underneath the blanket. But the Seahawks quarterback is neither married nor engaged with anybody. However, he is not single at the moment also. Despite he is in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Kristen Stubbs.
Furthermore, according to reliable sources, Stubbs’ profession states as a medical assistant and weight-loss counselor originally from Nassau, Florida. And she attended the same high school that the player has attended. Since 2012, they are dating and having a lovey-dovey relationship. But in 2014, there was cheatingly rumored circulated, however, it remained rumor only. Additionally, he is a devotee of Christian and frequently posts his faith on his Twitter account.
Caption: Kristen Stubbs, the girlfriend of NFL player Geno Smith.
Geno Smith: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
One of the best players of the NFL, he surely makes a considerable amount from his profession. However, he has not revealed exact information on his annual salary or income. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at over $4 million. Also, he gathers a profitable amount from endorsing and advertisements.
Besides being in the ground, he also makes some time to share moments with his fans through different social media platforms. On Twitter, he goes by the handle @GenoSmith3 with 79.1k followers. On Instagram, he has an account @geno with 88.9k followers. It seems that he is not active on Facebook.
Geno Smith: Body Measurements
The athlete has a fit and strong body that has a tall height of 6 ft 2 3⁄8 inches or 1.89 meters. His body has a bodyweight of 99 kg and 321⁄2 inches arm length. Additionally, he has a black eye and hair color.