Hugh Carey, Deseret News
University of Utah alumnus and NFL quarterback Alex Smith speaks during the University of Utah commencement services in the Jon M. Huntsman Center Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Salt Lake City.

Also, Alex Smith's admonition to 'embrace' challenges. Rock On is all in.

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