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.
As Dominic Raiola begins his 14th season with the Lions, he has become accustomed to the changes that come along with a new coaching staff and scheme.
Head coach Jim Caldwell on the first day of voluntary minicamp, the value of veterans, and how players have responded to the new coordinators.
Akbar Gbajabiamila sits down with Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria to talk about dancing, Twitter and a little bit of football, all while enjoying some good food courtesy of Urban Plate.
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.