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Dallas Cowboys Select Former Brighton Star Simi Fehoko During Fifth Round Of 2021 NFL Draft

Simi Fehoko #13 of the Stanford Cardinal dives in the a touchdown after getting past Xavier Bell #37 of the Arizona Wildcats at Stanford Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Dallas Cowboys selected former Brighton High and Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Simi Fehoko with the No. 179 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The fifth round of the NFL Draft took place in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, May 1.

Fehoko was the 22nd wide receiver taken in the draft.

Simi Fehoko at Brighton High

Fehoko is a native of Sandy, Utah.

Before his college career, Fehoko was a star player for the Brighton Bengals.

Fehoko was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 1 recruit in the state of Utah in 2016 by 247Sports.

He committed to Stanford over offers from Clemson, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Utah, Washington, Utah State, and Vanderbilt.

Simi Fehoko at Stanford

Fehoko saw little playing time during his first year in Palo Alto, California.

He had one catch for six yards as a freshman.

Fehoko’s sophomore season showed that he was an impact player for the Cardinal. He had 24 receptions for 566 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.

During the Pac-12’s shortened season in 2020, Fehoko produced similar numbers with 37 catches for 574 yards and three touchdowns.

He finished his college career with 62 receptions for 1,146 yards, and nine touchdowns.

The 2021 NFL Draft

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Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).