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Happy Francis Bernard/Micah Simon Day: 13 Days to Kickoff!

The 2017 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 13 days until BYU’s season opener against the Portland State Vikings. Each day we highlight the player or two that wear that day’s number on their jerseys. If you check back each day, by the end of the summer you’ll know every player on BYU’s 2017 roster.

Happy Francis Bernard/Micah Simon Day!
13 Days to Kickoff!

Francis Bernard

True Junior Linebacker (Projected Starting Bo LB)
6’1″, 240 pounds
Class of 2013: Herriman H.S. (Hometown: Herriman, Utah)
2013-2015: Georgia Atlanta Mission
2015: True Freshman RB at BYU; Recorded 334 rushing yards and 7 TDs on 52 carries; caught 17 passes for 156 yards and 2 TDs in 10 games played (4 starts)
2016: True Sophomore LB at BYU; Recorded 80 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 1 QB hurry, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 3 interceptions (returned for 39 yards and 1 TD) in 12 games played (12 starts)

Micah Simon


Redshirt Sophomore Wide Receiver (Projected #1/2 X/F Receiver)
6’1″, 190 pounds
Class of 2015: Bishop Dunne H.S. (Hometown: Dallas, Texas)
2015: True Freshman DB at BYU; Recorded 1 tackles in 2 games played
2016: Redshirt WR at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)