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University of Miami Athletics

Akheem Mesidor


Defensive Line




280 lbs.


Fifth-Year Redshirt Junior


Ottawa, Ontario

High School

Clearwater Academy

Previous School

West Virginia







Akheem Mesidor - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2022 All-ACC, Honorable Mention

2023 (Fourth-Year Junior): Saw action in first two games of season but forced to miss remainder of year due to injury…Had five tackles and one sack in injury-shortened season…Started and posted two tackles in season-opening win over Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1)…Recorded three tackles and one sack in win over No. 23 Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Did not play following win over Aggies after suffering injury.

2022 (Third-Year Sophomore): Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention after impressive first season with Hurricanes…Finished with 38 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and team-high seven sacks…10.5 TFLs was tied for team lead…Added four PBUs, three quarterback hurries and one forced fumble…Made Miami debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with four tackles, including three solo, and one solo sack for eight-yard loss, as well as PBU that was intercepted and returned for touchdown…Logged two solo tackles and one quarterback hurry at Texas A&M (Sept. 17)…Registered two solo tackles and tackle for a loss against MTSU (Sept. 24)…Posted three tackles, one half-sack and two block returns against North Carolina (Oct. 8)…Led team in tackles in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) posting eight stops, including four solo, and notching 3.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards…Named Walter Camp National FBS Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for performance against Hokies…Notched six tackles, including three solo and two TFLs, against Duke (Oct. 22)…Posted two tackles, including one solo and one 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 two sacks with forced fumble and QB hurry at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Notched two tackles, one PBU and 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.