Mohamed Massaquoi

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Mohamed Massaquoi
Mohamed Massaquoi Catch.jpg
Massaquoi during his tenure with the Browns.
No. --     Free agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Charlotte, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Debuted in 2009 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions 118
Receiving Yards 1,745
Touchdowns 7
Stats at NFL.com

Mohamed Jah Massaquoi (/ˈmæsəkɔɪ/ MASS-ə-koy; born November 24, 1986) is an American professional football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Massaquoi has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Massaquoi was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to parents from Liberia. He played high-school football at Independence High School in Charlotte.[1] During his four years there his team did not lose a single game and won four straight state championships. He played with two college football notables, former University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak and former University of North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

  • Career Receptions: 274
  • Career Receiving Yardage: 4,876
  • Career Receiving Touchdowns: 76

College career[edit]

He finished his collegiate career at the University of Georgia with 158 catches for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns, which ranks fourth best in school history. Massaquoi had a strong senior season with career-highs in catches (58), yards (920), and touchdowns (8). In Massaquoi's last four regular-season games at Georgia, he caught 29 passes for 544 yards and 4 touchdowns (including a career-high 3 in Georgia's 45-42 loss to Georgia Tech). His longest reception came in his junior season against Florida, hauling in an 84-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Massaquoi with the Browns

Massaquoi was drafted by the Browns with the 50th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Massaquoi was the Browns leading receiver during his rookie season (2009) with 34 catches for 624 yards, including an NFL best 148 receiving yards (on 8 catches) in Week 4.

In his four years with the Browns, Massaquoi caught a total of 118 passes for 1,745 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Massaquoi was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 5, 2013 on a two-year deal.[2]

He was released on August 19, 2013.[3]

New York Jets[edit]

Massaquoi signed with the New York Jets on August 22, 2013.[4] He was released on August 31, 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohamed Massaquoi". Rivals.com. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 5, 2013). "Mohamed Massaquoi, Jacksonville Jaguars strike deal". nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ Oehser, John (August 19, 2013). "Jaguars release Spitz, Massaquoi". Jaguars.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Slater, Darryl (22 August 2013). "Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie bemoans elimination of two-a-days, says camp 'too soft'". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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