Canadian safety Alonzo Addae announced on Thursday that he is declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.

"I'm so blessed to live out, and continue to live out so many things that I once prayed for," Addae said in a video posted on Twitter.

Addae, a senior safety at West Virginia from Pickering, Ont., was the 13th pick in the 2021 CFL Draft to the Ottawa Redblacks.

Addae tallied 73 tackles (45 solo, 28 assisted) with three passes defenced and a sack in 2022 for the Mountaineers. He had two interceptions and 66 combined tackles the season before.