Transitioned from cornerback to safety in 2013 while also serving as the backup at the star position ... developed an everincreasing role for the Alabama defense as a true freshman in 2012 ... has played in 25 games at Alabama and making two starts as the nickel cornerback late in the 2012 season ... primed for an opportunity to compete for a starting job at safety in 2014.
03/28/2015 - Alabama DB Geno Smith charged with DUI...Alabama senior defensive back Geno Smith was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, Smith's second DUI charge in three years. Both al.com and the Tuscaloosa News reported the arrest, citing Tuscaloosa County sheriff's Office records. Bond has reportedly been set at $1,000. Smith's previous DUI offense came in August 2013, before his sophomore season. Nick Saban said at the time that the arrest "is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players." An Atlanta native, Smith transitioned from corner to safety entering the 2014 season and appeared in all 14 games for Alabama last fall, finishing fifth on the team with 54 tackles. He has been expected to move into the starting lineup in 2015 following the departures of previous safety starters Landon Collins and Nick Perry. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com