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Tony Fields Signs His Rookie Contract with the Cleveland Browns



(Photo via @Browns on Twitter)

Former West Virginia linebacker has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, the Browns announced Thursday afternoon.

Cleveland selected Fields with the 153rd overall pick in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft earlier this month. He was the only former Mountaineer selected in the seven-round draft. Fields will participate in Cleveland’s rookie minicamp starting this Friday.

Fields played just one season with the Mountaineers after transferring to WVU from Arizona prior to the 2020 season. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Fields transferred to WVU following the 2019 season and transitioned to the Will linebacker position. He led the Mountaineers with 88 tackles in 2020 and was named to the All-Big 12 first team and won the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year award following the season.

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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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