President Uchtdorf Surprises BYU

A surprise appearance by a high-ranking leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marked president Cecil Samuelson’s final Brigham Young University commencement ceremonies Thursday.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the governing First Presidency, prompted excited comments from students on Twitter — especially when he joked about the "Whoosh Cecil" free-throw cheer from BYU basketball games and accompanying local ice cream flavor.

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