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Name: Francis Bernard (Transfer from BYU)
College: Utah     Number: 13
Height: 6-0   Weight: 234
Position: ILB  Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2020

40 Low: 4.75
   40 Time: 4.81
  40 High: 4.88
Projected Round: 5  Stock:   High: 3-4th  Low: 5-6th



Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6003
Weight: 234

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.81
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.84
20 Yard (ET): 2.83
20 Yard (HH): 2.75
10 Yard (ET): 1.69
10 Yard (HH): 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
Vertical Jump: 32 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
Projected 4.81/No Full Workout-Hamstring

Dates: 03/26/20
Hand: 09 7/8  Arm: 31 7/8
Wingspan: 77 1/4

Height: 6003
Weight: 234
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 Data Scout Notes: 2019: 1stC...38 TT, 5 TFL, INT, 2 PBU in 12 gms in '18. Announced transfer to Utah on Aug 13 '18. Transfer from BYU in spring '18. Redshirted in '17. 2nd team All-Independents w/80 TT, 5.5 TFL, 2 SCK, 3 INT, 3 PBU, QBH, FR, FF in 12 gms in '16. Moved from RB to LB for '16. 52-334-6.4-7 rush, 17-156-9.2-2 rec in '15.

 Francis Bernard, Utah, Player News

  04/20/20 - ILB Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 234 (DS#8 ILB) + More +

  On March 27, Bernard and a handful of other prospects, including Utes teammate and projected second-day selection Bradlee Anae, were at All-American Park in Las Vegas to run the 40, 20-yard shuttle and the L drill. The event was timed by Zybek Timing and CEO Mike Weinstein, which is important for two reasons. One, Zybek has the clout of doing the timing for the NFL Scouting Combine. Two, Zybek does laser timing, so even without the Combine spotlight, a time produced by Zybek will be taken seriously by NFL personnel, who were not allowed to attend. Bernard made up for his 4.81 at the Combine by running 4.65 in Vegas. "I definitely feel relieved about it," Bernard said. "I wanted to reassure people I am not a 4.8 guy, and you could already see that on film."

On April 8, in a workout run by Jordan Pendleton of Lehi-based Pendleton Performance, Bernard did positional drills at Summit Academy's Bluffdale campus. Five days later, LaBoy emailed a Vimeo link with 28 videos of Bernard working out to roughly 150 NFL personnel, general managers, college scouting directors and area scouts. Things haven't been easy, but the end result appears to have been fruitful. After meeting with 17 teams at the Combine, Bernard has met with 14 via video conferencing. Most reputable projections have Bernard as a third-day selection, potentially as high as the middle of the fourth round. "I feel good about the feedback from teams and my agent, so I'm feeling pretty confident about the draft," Bernard said. "Some of the feedback has said late third round, so I'm just hoping more teams see me. The projections vary all over the place. "I left everything out there and I think I check off a lot of boxes. It's up to the teams to like me or not." - Salt Lake Tribune


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  03/14/20 - ILB Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 234 (DS#8 ILB) + More +

  Before the NFL stepped in on pro days and made up everyone's mind for them, those represented more of a gray area. The showcase for Utah's NFL-bound prospects did not fall within any Pac-12 mandate for cancelation, and it did not include current Utah student-athletes. Still, with the American sports scene barren, cancelation was the only reasonable course of action. "It makes sense because you'd have 32 teams flying in and you don't want all those people to get together in one place," former All-Pac-12 Utah linebacker Francis Bernard told The Salt Lake Tribune Thursday morning from his training base in San Diego, in between the Pac-12 and Utah announcements. "My agent and I have been discussing maybe doing a private workout. It would be easy to get a Chargers scout in there, take the information or the results and spread it to other teams."

Bernard's point about a private workout at some point in the six weeks before the NFL Draft is valid, but someone in his position could have benefit from working out in front of a wider audience. One of a program-record nine Utes invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Bernard tweaked his hamstring before the 40-yard dash. He tried to push through it, but wound up running a 4.81 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. That mark stood as the sixth-slowest among the 30 linebackers who ran the 40 at the Combine. "I'm not a 4.8 guy," Bernard said. "I hurt my hamstring during the jumps before the 40, but I was in the moment and felt like running. I thought I could ride the adrenaline, but I unfortunately didn't. I'm looking forward to really showing what I can do." - Salt Lake Tribune


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  02/27/20 - ILB Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 234 (DS#8 ILB) + More +

  2020 NFL COMBINE INVITE: Francis Bernard, ILB, Utah,...First-team All-Pac-12 linebacker in 2019 as a senior, finishing second on the team with 85 total tackles...started all 14 games as a senior...his 7.5 tackles for loss in 2019 tied him for fifth on the team...also had two interceptions and was a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week...three double-digit tackle games as a senior, including tying his season-high with 12 twice vs. Washington State and Northern Illinois...had 10 tackles against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game...returned an interception for 58 yards for a pick-six against BYU in the season opener...also played in 12 games with two starts as a junior in 2018. - Utah Football

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  12/12/19 - ILB Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 234 (DS#8 ILB) + More +

  2019 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Francis Bernard, Sr., Utah,...Finished second on the team in tackles with 83 (7.5 TFL), adding two interceptions that included a pick-six, one pass breakup and a forced fumble...averaged 6.4 tackles per game...three-double-digit tackles games, including reaching his season-high 12 twice (Northern Illinois, Washington State)...his pick-six against Utah was one of Utah's five defensive touchdowns this season which is tied for second in the FBS and ranks first in the Pac-12...two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. - Utah Football

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  09/30/19 - ILB Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 234 (DS#8 ILB) + More +

  SEPT 30/WEEK 5 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Francis Bernard, Sr., LB, Utah (Herriman, Utah),...Senior Francis Bernard was a brick wall in Utah's 38-13 win against Washington State, finishing with a game-high 12 tackles and an interception...Washington State entered the game leading the country in passing yards per game (499.5), was second in total offense (605.2) and fifth in scoring (52.8) with the Utes holding the Cougars to 252 passing yards, 313 total yards on offense and just 13 points. It was also the fifth straight game that the Utes have held an opponent to under 100 yards rushing.

His 12 tackles were good for his second double-digit tackle game of the season and was the second time he has led the team in tackles this year. His interception return for 22 yards in the fourth quarter was his second pick of the season and sixth of his career (3 at Utah, 3 at BYU)...Was an integral part in holding Washington State to just a field goal in the second quarter when he made a huge stop for no gain on a first-and-goal...His interception came with 5:36 remaining in the game after Utah was forced to punt for the first time, leading 24-13. Bernard picked off the WSU quarterback on the first play of their drive, returning it 22 yards to the WSU 35, eventually leading to Utah's final touchdown of the game. Also nominated: Hamilcar Rashed Jr., OSU; Aashari Crosswell, ASU; Colin Schooler, ARIZ, Thomas Booker, STAN. - Pac-12 Football


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  09/04/19 - ILB Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 234 (DS#8 ILB) + More +

  WEEK 1 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Francis Bernard, Sr., LB, Utah (Herriman, Utah),...Taking on his former team in BYU, Francis Bernard shined for the Utes in his third career start, recording four tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards, and a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown...His pick-six was the first of his career and his 58-yard return was the second-longest in the Pac-12 in week one. It was his second interception at Utah and fifth of his career (three at BYU)...Forced a third-and-long after tackling BYU's running back for a loss of two yards on BYU's first offensive drive of the game.

On the next play, Bernard made a big third down stop, tackling the BYU wide receiver four yards short of a first down, forcing the Cougars to attempt a failed fourth down conversion...Intercepted Zach Wilson's pass on second down with 11:03 left to go in the second quarter, taking it 58 yards to the end zone, breaking the 3-3 tie to give Utah a 9-3 lead...Assisted on a tackle for loss of two yards on a first-and-10 at the BYU 24, forcing a second-and-long. Also nominated: Troy Dye, ORE; Isaiah Pola-Mao, USC; Mikial Onu, COLO; Kuony Deng, CAL; Kaylan Kearse-Thomas, ASU; Casey Toohil, STAN; Marcus Strong, WSU. - Pac-12 Conference Football


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