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Alex Mercier, University of Washington Receiver, Goes Pro

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 2:  Alex Mercier #15 of the Washington Huskies warms up before play against the San Jose State Spartans on September 2, 2006 at Husky Stadium in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Angie MeyerContributor IIJanuary 6, 2017

One of my favorite television commercials is the NCAA ad spot that graphs a montage of student athletes, followed by the tag line "Most NCAA athletes go pro in something other than sports." There couldn't be a more fitting introduction to Alex Mercier, former University of Washington wide receiver.

Mercier has become a professional, most definitely, but it's not the NFL who came knocking. For Alex, it was the record labels.

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