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Utah LB Francis Bernard Joining Dallas Cowboys As Undrafted Free Agent

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah linebacker Francis Bernard has signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bernard will join the Cowboys who selected his teammate Bradlee Anae in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The former Utah linebacker is headed to Dallas to join a defense that had a 8-8 record in 2019.

Francis Bernard’s Collegiate Career

The Herriman, Utah native played two seasons for the Utes after transferring from BYU. In 2018, Bernard was the backup to Chase Hansen and Cody Barton. He played in 12 games and started two contests while picking up 38 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and an interception.

Last season in 2019 as a senior, Bernard stepped in as a starter and thrived. He finished with 85 tackles which was the second-most on the team along with 7.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown in the season opener against BYU.

After a tremendous senior campaign, Bernard was named first team All-Pac-12.

Francis Bernard’s NFL Combine Results

He measured the following at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Height: 6’0

Weight: 234 lbs.

Arms: 31 7/8″

Hands: 9 7/8″

At the Combine, Bernard recorded the following results:

40-yard Dash: 4.81 seconds

Bench Press: 19 reps

Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches

Broad Jump: 120 inches

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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