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10 WVU Players Named to Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Teams



April 24, 2021; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers running back Leddie Brown (4) runs the ball during the Spring Game at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen

Athlon Sports Released its Preseason All-Big 12 football teams Friday afternoon and 10 players from West Virginia were honored. While no Mountaineers garnered first-team honors, four were named to the second team, four to the third team and two to the fourth team.



  • RB Leddie Brown
    • Brown broke out as the conference’s second-leading rusher last season, running for 1,010 yards in 10 games and scoring 11 total touchdowns.
  • DL Akheem Mesidor
    • Mesidor led WVU with five sacks as a true freshman with 32 total tackles.
  • DL Dante Stills
    • Stills led the team with 10.5 tackles for loss with 35 total tackles.
  • S Alonzo Addae
    • Addae finished second with 66 total tackles and had two interceptions in his first season as a starter.


  • WR Winston Wright
    • Wright led WVU’s receivers with 47 catches and 553 yards while scoring two touchdowns.
  • C Zach Frazier
    • Frazier was an instant starter as a true freshman, playing center and left guard.
  • OL Doug Nester
    • Nester transferred to WVU this offseason after two years at Virginia Tech.
  • LB Josh Chandler-Semedo
    • Chandler-Semedo finished third on the team with 64 total tackles to go along with four tackles for loss.


  • S Sean Mahone
    • Mahone had 54 total tackles with an interception and four pass breakups last season.
  • KR Winston Wright
    • Wright had a 21.25-yard average on 20 kick returns.
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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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