Selected as the 2011 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year for the Sun Belt Conference coaches ... Was selected to the preseason watch lists for the Lombardi Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Bronko Nagurski Award, the Chuck Bednarik Trophy, the Ted Hendricks Award as well as for the Pony Express Award.
Massaquoi finished his two-year Troy career with 128 tackles, 31.0 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks. The native of Lawrenceville, Ga., was named the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year prior to the 2011 season and was a first team all-conference selection following his sophomore and junior seasons. He was also named to the 2011 preseason watch lists for the Lombardi Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Bronko Nagurski Award, the Chuck Bednarik Trophy, the Ted Hendricks Award as well as for the Pony Express Award. Massaquoi transferred to Troy prior to the 2009 season after spending one season at Butler Community College.
A first team All-Sun Belt Conference selection ... Posted multiple tackles for loss in seven games with a high of 4.0 against North Texas ... Season-high 12 tackles at ULM ... Recorded sacks in seven games ... Had three sacks against both ULM and North Texas ... 1.5 sacks against Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic ... Recovered fumbles against Bowling Green, Oklahoma State and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had a break-up and hurry against BGSU ... Also registered hurries against ULM, WKU and Florida Atlantic ... Had eight tackles at Oklahoma State and North Texas ... Seven stops against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Top defensive prospect of 2007 in Georgia... Registered 87 tackles and nine sacks as senior... As junior, recorded 61 tackles and three sacks... In 2006, named one of the top 60 juniors in the state of Georgia.
Native of Monrovia Liberia, West Africa... Son of Betsy and Jonthan Massaquoi... Has one brother, Luseni (30) ... Is cousin of current Minnesota Viking Visanthe Shiancoe and Cleveland Brown Mohammed Massaquoi ... Majoring in Social Science.