#34 Geoff Smelser
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 223
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Las Cruces, N.M.
High School: Onate HS
Experience: Redshirt

NEW MEXICO: A walk-on linebacker who is trying to work his way up the depth chart to put himself in position for playing time in the fall ... still learning the defensive scheme as he tries to play at a faster level ... could sneak onto some special teams with a strong fall camp.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team All-State selection at linebacker for coach Caleb Hall at Onate High School as a senior ... first-team All-District 3-5A selection in 2012 as well ... led the state with 160 tackles ... earned first-team all-district honors as a junior ... finished his junior season with 90 tackles ... three-year letter winner for the Knights.

PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1995 in Albuquerque ... parents are Selina and Ian ... has two brothers, Chris and Jacob ... favorite movie is "Rudy" ... favorite food is chicken wings ... majoring in Exercise Science.