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BYU WR Jonah Trinnaman signs contract with Arizona Cardinals as undrafted free agent

The Cardinals get the BYU speedster

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have signed former BYU WR Jonah Trinnaman as an undrafted free agent.

Trinnaman transferred to BYU from Snow College and played in 13 games for the Cougars in both 2016 and 2017. He’s known for his speed and certainly put on a show of it at BYU’s Pro Day at the end of March. His freakish athleticism was on display as he clocked a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash and jumped 40.5 inches in the vertical jump. He also had a 12-foot broad jump. Had he been invited to the NFL Combine (Fred Warner was the only BYU senior to get the nod), he would have led most receivers in all three categories.

Trinnaman did meet with the Chicago Bears the night before Pro Day, and they appeared interested in drafting or signing him, but things obviously went a different way, and he’ll be playing a lot closer to his home (his family lives in Utah County).

In 2017, Trinnaman had 24 receptions for 305 yards, his longest being for 45 yards against San Jose State. He averaged 19.5 yards a catch. While BYU’s 4-9 season may have disappointed, his speed and athleticism never did. One of Trinnaman’s most memorable catches as a Cougar came in 2016 against Toledo, on the opening drive, from Tanner Mangum, for 75 yards. BYU won that game at LaVell Edwards Stadium, 55-53.

Best of luck to Trinnaman in Arizona!