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Former NFL Star Praises Dallas Cowboys WR Simi Fehoko

Apr 12, 2022, 11:20 AM
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Simi Fehoko #81 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 09, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant praised former Brighton High star and current Dallas Cowboys wideout Simi Fehoko.

@ImProjectJay on Twitter recently commented about the former Bengals standout.

”I have a feeling that dude fehoko is a baller,” @ImProjectJay posted.

”He is,” Bryant responded.

About Dez Bryant

The compliment of Fehoko came from a former first-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl receiver.

Bryant is a former first round pick by the Cowboys in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in Dallas from 2010-17. In 2018, Bryant joined the New Orleans Saints for one season. He last played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2020.

During his career, Bryant had 537 receptions, 7,506 yards, and 75 touchdowns in 119 games.

About Simi Fehoko

Before his college career, Fehoko was a standout player at Brighton High. Fehoko was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 1 recruit in the state of Utah in 2016 by 247Sports.

After his high school career, the Sandy native played college football at Stanford. He finished his college career with 62 receptions for 1,146 yards, and nine touchdowns.

Last year, Fehoko was selected by the Cowboys during the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

During his rookie season, Fehoko saw action in five games.

Fehoko will enter the second season of a four-year rookie contract in the fall of 2022.

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

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