Mohamed Massaquoi

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Mohamed Massaquoi
Mohamed Massaquoi Catch.jpg
Massaquoi with the Browns
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 27)
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 on the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

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 pick overall.

In Week 4 of 2009, Massaquoi caught 8 passes for 148 yards to have the most receiving yards that week in the NFL.

Massaquoi scored his first NFL touchdown on November 20, 2009 against the Detroit Lions on a 59 yard touchdown pass from Brady Quinn. Also, in this game against the Lions, he caught 5 passes for 115 yards.

Massaquoi ended the 2009 season with 34 receptions for 624 yards and three receiving touchdowns, leading the Browns in all categories.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Massaquoi was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 5, 2013 on a two-year deal worth up to $5.6 million.[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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