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Geno Matias-Smith
Geno  Matias-Smith


Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
St. Pius X

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 196




Alabama Set to Host Annual Pro Day

The Crimson Tide’s Pro Day will be broadcast live on the SEC Network from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CT


Alabama Football Earns 38-0 Cotton Bowl Victory

The Tide rolls over the Spartans to earn a berth in the College Football Player National Championship Game on Jan. 11, 2016.


Alabama Football Sets Program and National Record with 29 Graduates on Bowl Roster

The Crimson Tide’s Cotton Bowl roster includes 29 graduates, more than 20 percent of UA’s total team, including three that earned master’s degrees in the fall


31 University of Alabama Student-Athletes Slated for Commencement this Weekend

The Tide's fall semester total includes 23 football players as well as two Academic All-Americans


Football Holds Annual Awards Banquet Sunday

Derrick Henry, Ryan Kelly, Jake Coker and Reggie Ragland named 2015 captains


CSU Week: One-on-One with Geno Matias-Smith

CSU Week: One-on-One with Geno Matias-Smith


Arkansas Week: One-on-One with Geno Matias-Smith

Arkansas Week: One-on-One with Geno Matias-Smith


Player Profile: Geno Matias-Smith

Player Profile: Geno Matias-Smith


Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

SENIOR (2015): Transitioned from cornerback to safety in 2013 and started all 15 games in that role during his senior campaign ... ranked third on the team with 72 tackles ... also intercepted one pass, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and has one pass breakup ... recorded three or more tackles in 13 of 15 games and five or more in eight contests as a senior. Wisconsin: Earned the start at free safety, finishing the opener with three tackles, one unassisted and two assisted. Middle Tennessee: Started once again at safety, collecting five total tackles ... also recovered a fumble, one of Middle Tennessee’s four turnovers on the day. Ole Miss: Made five stops from the safety spot, including four unassisted tackles. ULM: Picked off his first career pass, returning the Warhawk turnover for 16 yards before being tackled ... also added three tackles by day’s end. Georgia: Patrolled the defensive backfield, notching a season-high seven tackles, including half a tackle for a loss (-1 yard), and added his first pass breakup of the year. Arkansas: Recorded three solo stops ... helped limit the Hogs to only 220 yards, more than 250 yards below their season average entering the night. Texas A&M: Ranked second on the team in tackles with five solo stops ... part of a Tide secondary that forced A&M into a season-high four picks while limiting the Aggies to a season-low 23 points. Tennessee: Made four stops against the Vols, three of which were unassisted ... helped limit the Vol passing game to 171 yards through the air. LSU: Not afraid to come up and stop the run, recorded a team-leading six total tackles, including half a stop for a loss (-1 yard) ... limited the Tiger rushing attack to just 54 yards, including a season-low 31 by Leonard Fournette, the conference’s leading rusher. Mississippi State: Finished with six tackles against the Bulldogs. Charleston Southern: Recorded one tackle in shortened action on his senior day. Auburn: Made a season-high and team-high eight tackles against the Tigers ... also forced a fumble ... helped limit the AU offense to only 260 yards. Florida: Notched one stop against the Gators ... provided downfield coverage to help with pressure up front, forcing the UF quarterback to go just 9-of-24 on the day. Michigan State: Made four stops from his spot in the defensive secondary ... helped force the Spartan quarterback into two interceptions and a 19-for-32 day with his coverage on passing downs ... also came up in the box to help limit the MSU rushing attack to only 29 yards on the ground. Clemson: Collected a career-high and team-leading 11 stops against the Tigers ... provided insurance on the outside against Clemson’s rushing attack.

JUNIOR (2014): Filled a multitude of roles in the Alabama secondary ... co-starter at free safety and played in the Tide's dime formation ... appeared in all 14 games ... made six starts in 2014 as the dime back ... had 56 total tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss (-9 yards), a pass breakup and one forced fumble ... named the Alabama Defensive Player of the Week following the Auburn game. West Virginia: Recorded two tackles in the season opener. FAU: Had three assisted stops against the Owls. Southern Miss: Tallied a career-best four tackles, including three solo, versus the Golden Eagles. Florida: Finished with two solo tackles in the win. Ole Miss: Came off the bench to record one assisted tackle. Arkansas: Made two assisted stops against the Razorbacks. Texas A&M: Registered a career-best seven tackles against the Aggie's top-ranked SEC offense ... made six solo stops and forced a fumble ... had half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard). Tennessee: Recorded three tackles with two solo stops in a win in Knoxville ... added a tackle for loss (-6 yards). LSU: Made four assisted tackles against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Had five total tackles with two solo stops while making his third start of the season. Western Carolina: Made two assisted tackles in a 48-14 win over the Catamounts. Auburn: Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Tide coaches after making a career-best 10 tackles with seven solo stops. Missouri: Started his fifth game of the season in the Tide's SEC Championship Game victory over the Tigers ... had five tackles with four solo stops and a pass breakup. Ohio State: Started and made six tackles with four solo stops.

SOPHOMORE (2013): Played in 12 games in a reserve role in the secondary ... a backup at the star position (nickel back) and free safety ... registered 10 tackles with four pass breakups. Colorado State: Recorded his first tackle of the season, a solo stop, in 31-6 victory over the Rams. Georgia State: Made two tackles and knocked down a pass in extended work at safety against the Panthers. Kentucky: Registered his second pass defended of the season against the Wildcats. Arkansas: Recorded a career-high three solo tackles off the bench against the Razorbacks. Mississippi State: Logged one solo tackle and a pass breakup in the Crimson Tide victory. Chattanooga: Made two tackles in a reserve role at safety and as the Tide's dime defender ... broke up his fourth pass of the season and added half of a tackle for loss (1 yard) ... garnered Alabama Special Teams Player of the Week accolades. Auburn: Came off the bench to made one assisted tackle that was for a loss of one yard.

FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 13 games and earned two starts as a true freshman, recording nine tackles with four solo stops ... also broke up two passes. Arkansas: Recorded two solo tackles against the Razorbacks. FAU: Assisted on two tackles in win over the Owls. Tennessee: Assisted on one tackle in the victory against the Vols. Mississippi State: Assisted on one tackle in the win against the Bulldogs. Western Carolina: Assisted on one stop in the shutout. Auburn: Assisted on a two-yard tackle for loss in the shutout win in the Iron Bowl. Georgia: Broke up a pass as starter in the SEC Championship Game. Notre Dame: Came off the bench and made one solo stop.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Gave Alabama a top-flight cornerback prospect with excellent cover skills ... the Atlanta-area star from St. Pius X was a consensus four-star talent ... ESPNU tabbed him as the nation's second-best cornerback and the No. 31 player in the 2012 ESPNU 150 ... also the No. 16 prospect in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and the No. 3 player in the state of Georgia ... rated him as the No. 66 player in the Top247, the No. 6 cornerback and the No. 5 player in the state ... 88th in the Rivals100 and the service's No. 8 corner as well as the No. 4 talent in Georgia ... had him at No. 8 among cornerbacks ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 3 player in the state of Georgia ... also SuperPrep's No. 10 defensive back (corners and safeties) prospect ... No. 66 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 5 defensive back ... a two-time first team GSWA AAA All-State selection ... member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 ... MaxPrep 2011 U.S. Air Force Medium Schools All-American ... No. 23 in Tom Lemming's MaxPrep's Top 100 and the No. 2 cornerback ... No. 18 on Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... as a senior in 2011, accounted for 80 tackles, three interceptions and more than 800 yards rushing on offense ... had eight interceptions as a junior and 14 pass breakups while making 47 tackles, three picks and 10 pass breakups as a sophomore in 2009 ... coached by Paul Standard at St. Pius X ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Southern California, Arkansas and Stanford.