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Portrait of a QB

Like RG3 and Tebow, WVU's Geno Smith is a unique Heisman-hopeful

Updated: August 22, 2012, 11:19 AM ET
By Zach Schonbrun | ESPN The Magazine

ROBERT GRIFFIN III HAD the socks. Tim Tebow had the eyeblack. Now the nation is about to learn about another Heisman-hopeful QB with a unique touch.

West Virginia's Geno Smith provided glimpses of his virtuosity in 2011, when he was asked to ditch remnants of the spread-option system he'd learned as a sophomore under the late Bill Stewart and pick up Dana Holgorsen's Air Raid offense. No problem. Smith threw for 4,385 yards (fourth in the FBS) and tied a single-season ...

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