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.
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