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WVU’s Alonzo Addae Named a Finalist for Canadian Cornish Award

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Oct 17, 2020; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers safety Alonzo Addae (4) celebrates after making an interception during the first quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia has been named a finalist for the Canadian Cornish Trophy, given to the top Canadian collegiate football player in the NCAA.

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.

Due to the FCS college football season being played this spring, the presentation of the Cornish Trophy will be announced on May 24. Other finalists for the award include Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard and Amen Ogbongbemiga, Iowa’s Alaric Jackson and Alabama’s John Metchie III.

Addae was selected in the second round of the recent Canadian Football League Draft earlier this month. Despite being drafted, Addae will retain his college eligibility and be able to play for West Virginia in 2021.

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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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