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Weber State's Andrew Vollert (87) runs the ball during the first half of a first round FCS playoff game against Western Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium in Ogden.

A Weber State pass-catcher and top talent will get his shot in the NFL despite not being drafted.

The Arizona Cardinals have an undrafted free-agent agreement in place with tight end Andrew Vollert following the 2018 NFL Draft, according to reports from the Bay Area News Group and Chris Shanafelt of NFL Draft Bible.

Weber State later confirmed the signing.

> Weber State’s Taron Johnson taken in 4th round by Buffalo Bills

Vollert, a 6-foot-5 tight end, transferred to Weber State after playing a year at San Jose State and another at a junior college. He was named an FCS All-American in both 2016 and 2017 for the Wildcats, totaling 123 receptions for 1,613 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He became an invaluable target for Jadrian Clark and Stefan Cantwell, especially in traffic and on third downs.

WSU’s pro day measurements were not made public by the school, but, according to HERO Sports writer Brian McLaughlin, Vollert’s 40-yard-dash time of 4.54 seconds and three-cone time of 6.76 both tie for the fastest among tight ends who were invited to the scouting combine.

His draft bio lists his strengths as being a top athlete, having a large catch radius, smooth route-running, ability to catch bad passes and ability to find open space when initial routes don’t produce a throw.

WSU cornerback Taron Johnson was selected 121st overall by the Buffalo Bills to become the first Wildcat drafted since 2010.

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