Former Williston-Elko Blue Devil and Clemson Tiger Taylor Hearn was one of seven undrafted players to agree to a rookie free agent deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Hearn, a 6-foot-5, 330 pound offensive guard from Williston, played three seasons for the Clemson Tigers. He was named to the All-ACC team in his redshirt junior season in 2017. He started 29 games at left guard for the Tigers.
Hearn and the other rookie free agents will head to Charlotte next week for rookie minicamp.
The Panthers also signed guards Brendan Mahon of Penn State and Kyle Bosch of West Virginia.
Carolina added former Texas A&M and Houston quarterback Kyle Allen and Louisville running back Reggie Bonnafon to the offense.
On the defensive side, Carolina agreed to terms with a pair of Big Ten products – Michigan State linebacker Chris Frey and Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle. Frey racked up 193 tackles (13.5 for loss), seven sacks and five fumble recoveries as a two-year starter and four-year contributor.