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Micah Simon signs with Carolina Panthers after showing at BYU’s pro day

Former BYU wide receiver Micah Simon catches a pass during the school’s pro day in Provo on Friday, March 26, 2021. Simon signed with the Carolina Panthers after his performance at pro day.
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Micah Simon was one of several former BYU wide receivers who was catching passes at the Cougars’ pro day last week, and now he is catching on in the NFL.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero first reported Tuesday that Simon is signing with the Carolina Panthers after his performance at pro day, which included running a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash. The team later made the transaction official.

Simon last played for the Cougars in 2019 but did not have a pro day last year during the early days of the pandemic. He went undrafted and never signed with an NFL team until now.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Simon caught 90 passes for 1,109 yards and five touchdowns over three seasons for BYU, including a senior season in which he had 51 receptions for 616 yards and two touchdowns.

Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer and offensive coordinator Joe Brady were at BYU’s pro day, the franchise said. Carolina owns the No. 8 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft (April 29-May 1).