PRO:Began his NFL career on the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2012.
COLLEGE:A two-time first team All-Mountain West selection, Messina finished his career with the Lobos as the Mountain West all-time leader in tackles with 454, as well as third on the school’s career tackles list.
2011:First team All- Mountain West after leading the conference in tackles with 142 for the third-consecutive season, also finishing tied for sixth nationally.
2010:Second team All-Mountain West.
2009:Named first team All-Mountain West in addition to Honorable Mention All-America recognition by both CollegeFootballNews.com and SI.com.
2008:Made his lone start in week six at Wyoming as a redshirt freshman and had 35 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks on the season.
The renovation project that the Lions have undertaken to improve and upgrade Ford Field to enhance the gameday experience for fans is not being done at the expense of the product on the field.
Darren Fells was primarily a blocking specialist with the Cardinals, but the Lions were projecting an expanded role this year when they signed him as a free agent earlier this month.
Tori Petry talks with team president Rod Wood at the Annual Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona about the vote to move the Raiders to Vegas and the upcoming Lions uniform unveil.
Team president Rod Wood talks with the media at the NFL Annual Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona about how the Lions are investing in being a more competitive football team and his hopes to host a Super Bowl or NFL Draft.
General manager Bob Quinn talks with the media at the Annual Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona about his free agency moves thus far and what to expect as the offseason continues.