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Deseret Morning News September Athlete of the Month

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Alex Smith

Utah football

6-4, 212 pounds, 20 years old

Position: Quarterback

Hometown: La Mesa, Calif.

Current residence: Salt Lake City

September highlights

Led Utes to 4-0 record during the month

Opened the year with a career-high 359 yards passing and 76 yards rushing with five touchdowns in win over Texas A&M

Passed for eight touchdowns with no interceptions during the month

Was named MWC player of the week after games against both Texas A&M and Air Force

Rushed for 84 yards and a score vs. Air Force with 260 yards passing and two more TDs

Ranked atop MWC in passing efficiency (No. 7 in the nation)