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WVU Football S Alonzo Addae Gets Rookie Mini-Camp Invite With Cardinals

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Former WVU Football safety Alonzo Addae is headed to Arizona; the Cardinals extended him a Rookie Mini-Camp invite after the 2022 NFL Draft. Endurance Management, the sports management company acting as Addae’s pro football liaison announced via Twitter that that Canadian safety was given a chance to prove himself in the NFL.

Addae, (5’10, 184 pounds) joined the Mountaineers in 2019, following three seasons at the University of New Hampshire. After redshirting in 2017, he left New Hampshire with 61 tackles (42 solo), two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 10 passes defended. When he got to Morgantown for his redshirt junior season, he sat it out due to transfer rules. The Neal Brown era had just begun, and Addae moved from cornerback to safety.

The Pickering, Ontario native started all 10 games of 2020, nabbing All-Big 12 Second and Third Team honors. His pair of interceptions found him No. 8 in the Big 12, and his 6.6 tackles per game placed him No. 12. He finished with 66 tackles (38 solo), 0.5 TFLs, the aforementioned interceptions, seven passes defended, and a forced fumble. His 66 tackles put him second on the team, behind now-Cleveland Brown Tony Fields II.

His final season with the Mountaineers, Addae was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. His 13 games played produced as many starts, 73 tackles (45 solo) and three passes defended. He was a finalist for the 2021 Canadian Cornish Trophy, which denotes the top Canadian football player in the NCAA. Earlier in the season, he was also named the Lott IMPACT Trophy National Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 21.

Addae participated in the 2022 NewsWeek Hula Bowl to conclude his time in the gold and blue. All 32 teams and eight CFL teams were in attendance. Addae, who passed up a draft selection to the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Redblacks in 2021, was back in front of elite coaches. Stats from the Hula Bowl indicated that Addae played with reckless abandon, competing well with running backs and tight ends alike. At West Virginia’s Pro Day, he logged a 4.58 40-yard, a 34-inch vertical, a 4.23 20-yard shuttle, and 2022’s Pro Day fastest 3-cone in 7.01 seconds.

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