3   Kassan Messiah
Kassan  Messiah


Orange, N.J.

High School:
Orange HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 240



Offensive Fireworks Put Bowling Green Over UMass Football

Frohnapfel throws for 409 yards and three touchdowns in loss to the Falcons.


UMass Football Stifles Florida International In 24-14 Win

Minuteman defense limits FIU to 188 yards of offense, Sharpe resets single-game receptions record at 15


Phil Steele Recognizes 10 Minutemen To Preseason All-MAC Teams

Five on first-team tied for league lead with Western Michigan, Bowling Green.


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


UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

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



FB VS. MIAMI (OH) Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB VS. BUFFALO Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Senior In 2015: Game-By-Game Statistics
Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team Linebacker

As A Junior In 2014: Game-By-Game Stats
Fourth among Minutemen with 69 tackles (24-45) over 11 games played ... Was a starting outside linebacker in nine of those contests ... Added 5.5 TFLs for 23 yards lost, 3.0 of which went as sacks ... Also blocked a kick and broke up one pass ... 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) ... Notched five stops (3-2), including an assisted-sack, at Toledo (10/25) ... Did not play against Ball State (11/12) due to injury ... Made five tackles (1-4), including an assisted-sack, with a pass breakup at Akron (11/18) ... Helped out on three tackles, including a combined sack with Trey Seals, against Buffalo (11/30).

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
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, 3x, last at Akron (11/18/14)
Blocked Field Goals: 1, at Kent State (10/11/14)

Miscellaneous Statistics
10+ Tackle Games: 6, at Kent State (10/11/14)
15+ Tackle Games: 1, vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12)

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