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Rashad Weaver Named Semifinalist For Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year



Pitt defensive end Rashad Weaver is up for another national award following his standout performance this past season.

Weaver was named today a semifinalist for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award, after he was able to rehabilitate and make a full comeback following a season-ending knee surgery in 2019. The Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award will be presented to three players and announced on January 2 at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

For the 2020, Weaver collected 35 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Because of this performance, Weaver is also a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which is presented to the defensive player of the year in college football.

Earlier today, Weaver was named a first team All-American defensive end by Pro Football Focus.

Due to all this recognition and production, Weaver has also put himself in position to become a high draft pick in this April’s 2021 NFL Draft. Various mock drafts are projecting Weaver to get selected in either the first or second rounds.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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