Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was a dedicated student at the U., earning a bachelor's in economics in two years and graduating with a 3.74 GPA.
Were he not a No. 1 draft pick, Smith might very well have earned an advanced degree. Now, he'll have one anyway. Sort of.
The school's Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that Smith, slated to deliver the U.'s commencement address on May 1, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.