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Four Cougars Ink NFL Free Agent Contracts

Offensive tackle Matt Reynolds was one of four Cougars to sign with NFL teams. (Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah  — Four BYU football players from the 2011 team have signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams since the league’s annual draft concluded Saturday night. 

Offensive tackle Matt Reynolds signed with the Carolina Panthers, while fellow offensive lineman Terence Brown inked a deal with the Miami Dolphins. Defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo signed with the Houston Texans, and wide receiver McKay Jacobson agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

A 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive tackle, Reynolds is a two-time team captain who started all 52 games of his BYU career. As a senior, the Provo, Utah, native was an Outland Trophy Watch List honoree, Lombardi Award Candidate and Lowe’s Senior Class Award Nominee, ESPN.com All-Bowl Team and was invited to the East-West Shrine Game. He was named to the FBS All-Independent Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team and Phil Steele All-Independent First Team.

A 6-foot-4, 305-pound center/guard, Brown was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Cougars playing both guard and center. The Summerville, S.C., native was on the Rimington Trophy Watch List as a senior while helping BYU to a 10-3 season and No. 25 final national ranking. The Cougars won bowl games each of Brown’s three years as a starter.

A 6-foot-1, 323-pound defensive lineman, Fangupo became a force on the BYU defensive unit that finished the 2011 season ranked No. 13 in total defense. From Santa Ana, Calif., Fangupo was named to the Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team and was an FBS All-Independent team honorable mention. A transfer from USC, Fangupo totaled 26 tackles with six tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups in his one season at BYU.

A 5-foot-11, 193-pound wide receiver, Jacobson was a four-year standout for the Cougars while making 113 catches for 1,836 yards and nine touchdowns. The Southlake, Texas, native averaged 16.2 yards per catch while also averaging 18.6 yards as a kick returner and 13.7 yards as a punt returner during his BYU career. 

Having signed as free agents, the players will take part in the upcoming team mini-camps and also participate in summer camps, looking to make their respective team's final roster. Additional signings could still be announced.