Mountaineers in the Pros
Geno Smith Named WVU’s First NFC Offensive Player of the Month
Geno Smith can include another achievement in his letter if ever decides to write back to his doubters this NFL season.
The WVU Sports Hall of Famer has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. Throughout the month, Smith continued his great season of elite efficiency by completing 102 out of 147 pass attempts or 69.4%. He threw for 1,207 yards with nine touchdown passes in five games. His 111.7 rating was the highest of any NFC quarterback during the month.
He still hasn't written back. @GenoSmith3 is your NFC Offensive Player of the Month! pic.twitter.com/dAVLv6qhPU
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 3, 2022
Smith even added 143 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown, giving him the most overall for any quarterback in the span of weeks 4-8. Most importantly, the Seahawks went 4-1 as a team in October and now lead the NFC West division standings. His completion percentage mark of 72.7% leads the entire NFL.
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This Offensive Player of the Month honor is the first in the career for the veteran quarterback, who was named Seattle’s full-time starter this season after serving in a mostly backup capacity in the decade prior with the Jets, Giants and Seahawks. He becomes the fifth Seahawks quarterback to ever claim the award in any month and the very first Mountaineer product to do so.
The last time a WVU product earned any Player of the Month recognition was when Pat McAfee was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September 2014.
Smith remains as one of the most prolific players in school history as the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader with 11,662 yards and 98 touchdowns. He played from 2009-12 before being a second round selection by the New York Jets.