“His visions of things have always been beyond his years."
--Tracey Sellers said of her son, Geno Smith.
Smith is West Virginia’s quarterback and a serious Heisman Trophy contender for the ninth-ranked Mountaineers (4-0), who beat host No. 25 Baylor 70-63 on Saturday. Smith had a remarkable, video game-like 656 yards passing. He was 45 for 51 and threw for 8 touchdowns.
“On the field, he’s visualizing,” his mother said. “It’s like a puzzle, his masterpiece."
On-the-field vision requires sharp visual acuity but also requires much more.
Quarterbacks must see the field in three dimensions, in real time, as well as like in a chess match. A great quarterback also must see and anticipate several moves and plays in advance throughout the game.
Excerpt for nytimes.com (09/29/2012) "West Virginia Displays the Art of Quarterbacking" by Tim Rohan.
Watch the highlights and interview with Geno Smith below.