PRO:Began his NFL career on the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2012.
COLLEGE:A two-time first team All-Mountain West selection, Messina finished his career with the Lobos as the Mountain West all-time leader in tackles with 454, as well as third on the school’s career tackles list.
2011:First team All- Mountain West after leading the conference in tackles with 142 for the third-consecutive season, also finishing tied for sixth nationally.
2010:Second team All-Mountain West.
2009:Named first team All-Mountain West in addition to Honorable Mention All-America recognition by both CollegeFootballNews.com and SI.com.
2008:Made his lone start in week six at Wyoming as a redshirt freshman and had 35 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks on the season.
Head coach Bruce Arians didn’t have to wait until after free-agent signings and the draft this spring to feel good about how the roster would be strengthened this season.
With the Lions' breast cancer awareness game this week against the Cardinals, the team is doing more to impact the disease than just wearing pink.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford talks about the team's need to have a short memory following Monday's loss and turn their attention to the 3-1 Cardinals who visit Ford Field on Sunday.