In a late move Monday night, former Maine linebacker Deshawn Stevens announced that he will be transferring to West Virginia.
God is Great!!! humbled and thankful for this opportunity, excited to be part of something special I’m proud to announce I’ve committed to the University of West Virginia #TrustTheClimb #AlmostHeaven pic.twitter.com/tAPqa8vFTF
— Deshawn Stevens (@Dags647) June 29, 2021
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.