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#96 - Jonathan Massaquoi

DEFENSIVE END
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 264
College: Troy
Exp: 3rd

Player Information

He was born on May 11, 1988 in Monrovia, Liberia. He graduated from Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, GA. He is cousins with Visanthe Shiancoe (New York Giants, 2003-06; Minnesota Vikings, 2007-11) and Mohamed Massaquoi (Cleveland Browns 2009-present). After high school he enrolled at Butler County Community College in Kansas, where he grayshirted as a freshman. The following year, he recorded 96 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 20 sacks. He earned JC All-American honors that year as well as 1st team All-Jayhawk Conference honors. He transferred to Troy the following year and redshirted. As a sophomore in 2010, he started 13 games and recorded 76 tackles, 20.5 for loss, 13.5 sacks, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble, and 3 fumble recoveries. He started 12 games as a junior with 52 tackles, 10.5 for loss, 6 sacks, 2 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 blocked kick. He earned 1st team All-Sun Belt honors both years at Troy. He declared as a junior for the 2012 NFL Draft and was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (164th overall).

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2012 ATL 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 ATL 16 4 43 17 4.0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 24 4 43 17 4.0 0 0 0 0 0

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2012: 2 tackles; 2013: 3 tackles. Totals: 5 tackles.

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 1, 2012.

Contract details

Signed a four-year deal worth $2.26 million including a bonus of around $160,000. He will have base salaries: $390,000 (2012); $480,000 (2013); $570,000 (2014); and $660,000 (2015).


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