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WVU Safety Alonzo Addae Named to IMPACT Trophy Watch List

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MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 17: West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Alonzo Addae (4) returns an interception 22 yards during the first quarter of the college football game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers on October 17, 2020, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

West Virginia safety Alonzo Addae has been named to the 2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy watchlist, the organization announced Tuesday.

The award, named after hall of famer Ronnie Lott, goes to college football’s “Impact Player of the Year”.  IMPACT is an acronym that stands for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.

Addae transferred to WVU before the 2019 season from New Hampshire. After sitting out the 2019 season to fulfill transfer requirements, Addae had a breakout season with the Mountaineers in 2020. As the team’s starting safety Addae finished third on the team with 61 total tackles to go along with two interceptions and five pass deflections.

Addae originally signed with New Hampshire out of Canada in 2016. After redshirting as a true freshman, Addae played in 24 games for the Rams over the next two seasons with 61 total tackles and 12 pass breakups.

Other Big 12 players on the watch list include Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose, Kansas State safety Jahron McPherson, TCU cornerback Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson and Texas cornerback Josh Thompson.

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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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