University of Washington Receiver Goes Pro

June 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Picture: Courtesy of Alex Mercier
...in something other than sports.
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.
Alex Mercier has become a professional, most definitely, but it's not the NFL who came knocking. For Alex, it was the record labels.
Yes, Alex Mercier is making sweet waves across the music scene with his raw R&B sound, and a picture-perfect smile. We must admit, we're guilty of stereo-typing college football players in our mind, and when we do, we hardly imagine a sensitive soul who explodes with musical talent on the guitar and piano, while writes his own lyrics. But we're not imagining Alex Mercier. Alex exceeds our expectations and brings new meaning to the term "triple threat." Alex Merci...

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