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WVU’s Mesidor and Frazier Named ESPN True Freshman All-Americans



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West Virginia true freshmen Akheem Mesidor and Zach Frazier have been named ESPN True Freshman All-Americans, announced Thursday afternoon. Both Mesidor and Frazier played in all 10 of WVU’s games this season.

Mesidor was a signing-day surprise get for the Mountaineer coaching staff in the 2020 recruiting class. A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Mesidor played high school football at Clearwater Academy in Florida. In 2020, he racked up 32 total tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss and a team-leading five sacks. He was named to the All-Big 12 second team and an honorable mention for Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year following the season.

Frazier was the top-rated in-state recruit in the 2020 class, coming out of Fairmont Senior High School. He started the team’s opener against Eastern Kentucky and started the final eight games of the season at left guard. Frazier was named an All-Big 12 honorable mention 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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