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3   Kassan Messiah
Kassan Messiah

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orange, N.J.

High School:
Orange HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 237

Position:
LB


10/13/2014

Mark Whipple Quotes From MAC Weekly Teleconference (Oct. 13)

08/26/2014

UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday

11/23/2012

UMass-Central Michigan Postgame Notes

11/21/2012

Senior Day As Football Hosts Central Michigan On Black Friday

Minutemen to honor first-ever FBS Senior Class prior to kick-off at Gillette Stadium.

11/14/2012

Minutemen Entertain Buffalo For Band Day At Gillette

UMass looks to keep building momentum following win at Akron

10/18/2014

FB vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN

FB vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/27/2014

FB vs. BOWLING GREEN

FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/06/2014

FB vs. COLORADO

FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93

08/30/2014

FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/16/2014

FB SPRING GAME

FB SPRING GAME Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a Junior in 2014: Game-By-Game Stats
Started the campaign with 12 tackles (3-9) against Boston College (8/30), his fourth career contest with double-digit takedowns ... Had a seven-yard sack and another TFL for a one-yard loss among five total tackles (2-3) against Colorado (9/6) ... Recorded his 100th career tackle against the Buffaloes ... Earned eight tackles (2-6) at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Totaled six tackles (3-3), including a TFL and assisted-sack, at Penn State (9/20) ... Provided 11 tackles (1-10) with a three-yard TFL against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Added 10 tackles (7-3) with an assisted-TFL, QB hurry and blocked field goal to spur the Minutemen to a win at Kent State (10/11).

As A Sophomore In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 11 games during the season ... Recorded four solo stops and 17 assisted tackles ... Had an assisted-TFL for a loss of two yards ... Recorded one solo tackle at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Added a season-best eight takedowns (3-5) against Maine (9/7) ... Saw snaps on defense at Kansas State (9/14) ... Assisted on a tackle against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Earned one solo stop to go with an assisted tackle when UMass traveled to Bowling Green (10/5) ... Earned two tackles (1-1) at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on three tackles, including a TFL, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Made an assisted tackle against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).

As A Freshman In 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in nine games, starting five ... Recorded 65 tackles (22-43), including 3.0 TFLs, one sack, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry ... His 65 tackles ranked third on the squad and first among rookies ... Terrorized the Miami (Ohio) backfield on Sept. 22 with 10 stops (5-5), 2.0 TFLs, a nine-yard sack and a quarterback hurry in his first collegiate appearance ... Had 12 take-downs and a pass breakup vs. Ohio (9/29) ... Put up a career-high 16 tackles (2-14) to go with a TFL and a deflected pass vs. Bowling Green (10/20) ... Totaled nine stops (4-5) at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Earned six takedowns at Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Finished the year with five tackles (2-3) against Central Michigan (11/23).

Before UMass: A two-time all-state, all-conference and all-county selection at Orange High School ... Member of the National Honors Society ... Had 13 sacks as a senior in 2011 ... Played for head coach Randy Daniel.

Personal: Kassan Supreme Messiah Jr. ... Born January 4, 1994 in Newark, N.J. ... Son of Kassan Messiah Sr. and Lorraine Messiah ... Brother of Imani and Soigne.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Tackles: 16 (2-14), vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)
TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Miami (Ohio) (9/22/12)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), 2x, last vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, twice, last vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)
Blocked Field Goals: 1, at Kent State (10/11/14)
10+ Tackle Games: 5, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
15+ Tackle Games: 1, vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)

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