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.
Charlie Sanders left giant, lasting imprints with every step he took in a football career that began as a youngster in North Carolina and took him to stardom as a Hall of Fame tight end with the Detroit Lions.
Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders, whose career with the Lions organization spanned each of the last five decades, passed away Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer.
Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders passed away at the age of 68. Sanders spent 41 years as part of the Detroit Lions organization and became a Hall of Famer in 2007.
Tori Petry sits down with special teams coordinator Joe Marciano to talk about his passionate approach to coaching and the type of players he's looking to make an impact with this year on special teams.