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.
When the Lions released Nate Burleson in a cap-saving move earlier this offseason, Calvin Johnson became the elder statesman in the Lions receiving room.
For the second time this week, the Lions hosted a trio of pre-draft prospects. Thursday's lineup included WR Marqise Lee, TE C.J. Fiedorowicz and DE Denico Autry.
On May 31, 2014, Detroit Lions Captain and starting linebacker, Stephen Tulloch will host his second annual youth football came at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center North Lawn in Dearborn, MI.
Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.
Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take an in-depth look at the Detroit Lions most significant draft needs and project potential first and second round selections.