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Zach Frazier Describes WVU Fans, Representing West Virginia as Mountaineer



WVU Football C Zach Frazier

No matter where his career takes him, Zach Frazier will always represent West Virginia and WVU. And the Fairmont, W.Va. native described his relationship with WVU fans and what it’s like being a Mountaineer during his interview session at the NFL Combine.

“As far as the fans, it just means so much. I grew up in West Virginia first. Growing up there as a fan first, you just know how much WVU means to the people that live there. Being able to play for them, you see it in the stands, you see it in the fans. It’s a special feeling.” explained Frazier.

In addition to waxing poetic about what West Virginia and WVU fans mean to him, Frazier was also mostly asked about his health status and his recovery.

Despite his progress, Frazier was over two hours late to his schedule interview session with the media, and that had everything to do with the concern over his health.

“So, I got an X-ray and a MRI on two different areas, and then one team wanted to see the other. So, like, I don’t know, if one team ask for it, you gotta go get it,” said Frazier about what caused the long delay

Frazier did also reveal he had formal meetings with the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears. The Pittsburgh Steelers, however, a team he has been connected to for months, did not speak with him at the Combine. Pittsburgh’s recent decision to cut their starting center caused many to speculate they will be using one of their early draft picks on a center, possibly Frazier.

Frazier appeared in 47 games for the Mountaineers over a four-year span. Frazier’s career at West Virginia came to an end when he suffered a leg injury during the Baylor game on Nov. 25. He managed to get himself off of the field, avoiding a loss of time on the clock late in the game. The Fairmont, W.Va. native capped off his Mountaineer career as an All-American and finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

WVU head coach Neal Brown showered Frazier with praise once it was clear his college career was over, highlighting how much his final play shows his intelligence as a player.

“I can’t say enough about Zach Frazier. So appreciative of him and his family. I think one play sums up who he is for his entire career, and I just hope our fanbase, a young man from Fairmont, I think he’s the best center in college football,” said Brown.

Watch Frazier’s full interview below.

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