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University of Miami Athletics

Akheem Mesidor


Defensive Line




280 lbs.


Fourth-Year Junior


Ottawa, Ontario

High School

Clearwater Academy

Previous School

West Virginia





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2022 (Third-Year Sophomore): Made Miami debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with four tackles, including three solo, and one solo sack for an eight-yard loss, as well as deflecting a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown…Logged two solo tackles and one quarterback hurry at Texas A&M (Sept. 17)…Registered two solo tackles and a tackle for a loss against MTSU (Sept. 24)…Posted three tackles, 0.5 sack for a loss of two yards, 0.5 tackle for loss of two yards and two block returns against North Carolina (Oct. 8)…Led the team in tackles in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) posting eight, including four solo, and notching 3.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards and was named the Walter Camp National FBS Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week…Notched six tackles, including three solo and two for a loss of two yards, against Duke (Oct. 22)…Posted two tackles, including one solo and a half-tackle for loss against Florida State (Nov. 5)…Added four tackles, half of them solo, in win at Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)…Posted five tackles, including four solo and 2.0 sacks for a loss of 15 yards, a forced fumble and a QB hurry at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Notched two tackles, a pass breakup and a QB hurry against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).

Before Miami: Spent first two seasons of career (2020, 2021) at West Virginia where he served as one of Mountaineers’ top defensive contributors…Selected All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2021…Finished final season with 38 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks…Totaled 70 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in two seasons with Mountaineers…Delivered one of best performances of 2021 in season opener at Maryland, finishing with nine tackles and season-high 1.5 TFLs…Had at least one TFL in seven games in 2021…Selected to ESPN True Freshman All-America First-Team in 2020…Named Freshman All-America second-team pick by The Athletic in 2020…Selected to All-Big 12 Second Team by conference coaches…Saw action in 10 games and started one as true freshman.

High School: Played defensive end at Clearwater Academy International…Had 92 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in final year…Forced four fumbles and recovered two…Helped lead Clearwater to 8-2 record in final year…Played 2018 season at Royal Imperial Collegiate of Canada.