Canadian defensive back Alonzo Addae posts solid numbers at West Virginia pro day

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Canadian defensive back Alonzo Addae performed at West Virginia University’s pro day on Tuesday and posted solid numbers in front of scouts representing 18 NFL teams.

The native of Pickering, Ont. recorded eight reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, a 4.58-second forty-yard dash, a 34-inch vertical jump, a 116-inch broad jump, a 4.23-second shuttle, and 7.01-second three-cone drill according to WDTV.

The five-foot-ten, 190-pound safety used his extra year of COVID-19 eligibility to return to the Mountaineers for a second senior season in 2021. He made 73 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups, one sack, and one fumble recovery over 13 games.

Addae’s best seasons came in 2020 when he made 66 total tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five pass breakups, and one forced fumble in ten games. He was named All-Big 12 Football Second Team after finishing tied for eighth in the conference in interceptions and twelfth in the conference in tackles per game (6.6).

He played his first two college seasons at the University of New Hampshire (2017-2018) after redshirting with the Wildcats in 2016. He sat out the 2019 season to complete his transfer to West Virginia as per the NCAA’s transfer eligibility requirements.

Addae was selected in the second round, thirteenth overall, in the 2021 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Redblacks. He is eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft but will presumably sign with Ottawa if he is unable to sign a contract down south for the upcoming season.