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Geno Smith: football nerd

Originally Published: October 3, 2012
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Geno Smith is a naturally gifted artist who turned down admission to a fine arts magnet school in his native south Florida in order to focus on football. The West Virginia senior is an English major, taking one class in Shakespeare and another in American literature, even as he has become the most productive college quarterback in the nation.

The artist-athlete is a hybrid rare enough to be celebrated, a reassurance that a violent sport has a place for the right side ...

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