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 Jim Caldwell talks about his takeaways from the team's 45-14 victory over the Eagles including the run game's progression, the evolving roles of TE Pettigrew and RB Riddick, injury updates and more.
Running back Ameer Abdullah talks about his performance on Thanksgiving and the atmosphere at Ford Field in the 45-14 victory over the Eagles.