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Maine Linebacker Deshawn Stevens Announces Transfer to WVU

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In a late move Monday night, former Maine linebacker Deshawn Stevens announced that he will be transferring to West Virginia.

Stevens (6-foot-2, 255 pounds) is a Toronto, Canada native and played three seasons at Maine from 2017-19. The Black Bears did not play in 2020.

Stevens redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 and played 10 games in 2017. He totaled 50 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He had a breakout 2018 season in which he was named all-conference and an All-American. In 14 games, Stevens had 120 total tackles with 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks and an interception.

That standout 2018 season was Steven’s last full season as he suffered a season-ending injury in the team’s first game of 2019 and Maine did not play a game last season.

West Virginia was in need of a middle linebacker following the graduation of Tony Fields II last season. The Mountaineers lost Fields, but will return fellow starter Josh Chandler-Semedo and backup Exree Loe.

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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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