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Mohamed Massaquoi

Mohamed Massaquoi
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Massaquoi during his tenure with the Browns.
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Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 34)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Independence
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,745
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at

Mohamed Jah Massaquoi (/ˈmæsəkwɑː/ MASS-ə-kwah; born November 24, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Massaquoi has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets.

Early years

Massaquoi was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to parents from Liberia. He played high-school football at Independence High School in Charlotte.[1] During his four years there his team did not lose a single game and won four straight state championships. He played with two college football notables, former University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak and former University of North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

  • Career receptions: 274
  • Career receiving yards: 4,876
  • Career receiving touchdowns: 76

College career

He finished his collegiate career at the University of Georgia with 158 catches for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns, which ranks fourth best in school history. Massaquoi had a strong senior season with career-highs in catches (58), yards (920), and touchdowns (8). In Massaquoi's last four regular-season games at Georgia, he caught 29 passes for 544 yards and 4 touchdowns (including a career-high 3 in Georgia's 45-42 loss to Georgia Tech). His longest reception came in his junior season against SEC East rival Florida, hauling in an 84-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Massaquoi with the Browns

Massaquoi was drafted by the Browns in the second round with the 50th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Massaquoi was the Browns leading receiver during his rookie season (2009) with 34 catches for 624 yards, including an NFL best 148 receiving yards (on 8 catches) in Week 4.

In his four years with the Browns, Massaquoi caught a total of 118 passes for 1,745 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Massaquoi was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 5, 2013 on a two-year deal.[2]

He was released on August 19, 2013.[3]

New York Jets

Massaquoi signed with the New York Jets on August 22, 2013.[4] He was released on August 31, 2013.[5]


In April 2017, Massaquoi suffered an ATV accident which led to the amputation of four fingers on his left hand.[6]


  1. ^ "Mohamed Massaquoi". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 5, 2013). "Mohamed Massaquoi, Jacksonville Jaguars strike deal". Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Oehser, John (August 19, 2013). "Jaguars release Spitz, Massaquoi". Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Slater, Darryl (August 22, 2013). "Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie bemoans elimination of two-a-days, says camp 'too soft'". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "What I've Lost and What I've Gained | By Mohamed Massaquoi". The Players' Tribune. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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