Players

Jonathan Massaquoi
DE #94
Height:
6-2
Weight:
264
Age:
26
College:
Troy
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
19
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 67 45 22 6.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 ATL 8 3 19 14 5 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 ATL 16 4 46 29 17 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 ATL 8 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NO W 37-34 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @CIN L 10-24 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 TB W 56-14 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @MIN L 28-41 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NYG L 20-30 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CHI L 13-27 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @BAL L 7-29 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 DET L 21-22 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Transactions

Selected as the second of two fifth round (164th overall) draft choices by Atlanta in 2012.

2013 (Falcons)

Saw action in all 16 games with four starts. Set career highs with 43 total tackles (29 solo), 4.0 sacks, five tackles for loss, and one pass defense while adding three special teams tackles. Made his first career start at Miami (9/22) and posted two tackles (two solo). Posted three tackles (one solo), two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and combined with LB Joplo Bartu for a five-yard sack against Tampa Bay (10/20). Combined with DE Osi Umenyiora to sack QB Cam Newton for a seven-yard loss in the first quarter. Finished the game with two tackles (two solo), three quarterback hits, one half sack, one pass defense and one tackle for loss at Carolina (11/3). Recorded five total tackles (four solo) with a career best 2.0 sacks, two tackles for loss and a pair of stops on special teams at Green Bay (12/8). Atlanta’s defense combined to tie its season-high with five sacks as Massaquoi (2.0), LB Paul Worrilow (1.0), S William Moore (1.0), and DT Corey Peters (1.0) all dropped QB Matt Flynn for a total loss of 36 yards. Started for the defense and had one sack on QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of nine yards at San Francisco (12/23).

Transactions

Selected as the second of two fifth round (164th overall) draft choices by Atlanta in 2012.

2013 (Falcons)

Saw action in all 16 games with four starts. Set career highs with 43 total tackles (29 solo), 4.0 sacks, five tackles for loss, and one pass defense while adding three special teams tackles. Made his first career start at Miami (9/22) and posted two tackles (two solo). Posted three tackles (one solo), two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and combined with LB Joplo Bartu for a five-yard sack against Tampa Bay (10/20). Combined with DE Osi Umenyiora to sack QB Cam Newton for a seven-yard loss in the first quarter. Finished the game with two tackles (two solo), three quarterback hits, one half sack, one pass defense and one tackle for loss at Carolina (11/3). Recorded five total tackles (four solo) with a career best 2.0 sacks, two tackles for loss and a pair of stops on special teams at Green Bay (12/8). Atlanta’s defense combined to tie its season-high with five sacks as Massaquoi (2.0), LB Paul Worrilow (1.0), S William Moore (1.0), and DT Corey Peters (1.0) all dropped QB Matt Flynn for a total loss of 36 yards. Started for the defense and had one sack on QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of nine yards at San Francisco (12/23).

Career

In two seasons, has seen action in 24 games with four starts playing on the defensive line and special teams. Has tallied 43 total tackles (29 solo), 4.0 sacks, five tackles for loss, and one pass defense. Played in eight games primarily on special teams and as a reserve defensive lineman during his rookie season. Saw action on defense and special teams in the NFC Divisional playoff game against Seattle (1/13). Also played on special teams in the NFC Championship game against San Francisco (1/20).

Extra Points

Participates as a member of the Atlanta Falcons Rookie Club sponsored by UnitedHealthcare of Georgia, this program gives the players the opportunity to take part in several charitable events.

College

Started all 25 games he played in at Troy, recording 128 tackles (78 solo) with 19.5 sacks for minus 138 yards, 31.0 stops for loss, 12 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three passes defensed and one blocked kick. His 19.5 sacks rank 12th in school history and his 31 tackles for loss rank third in team annals. Was named to preseason watch lists for the Lombardi Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Bronko Nagurski Award, the Chuck Bednarik Trophy, and the Ted Hendricks Award as well as for the Pony Express Award. Earned All-Sun Belt Conference first-team honors in 2011 after finishing the season with 52 tackles (29 solo) and leading the Trojans with six sacks. In 2010, he was named All-Sun Belt Conference first-team by the league’s coaches after notching 76 tackles (49 solo) and ranking ninth in the nation with 13.5 sacks. His 20.5 stops for loss in 2010 tied DE Osi Umenyiora (2002) for the second most in school history. In his first season at Troy, was named All-Sun Belt Conference first-team by the league’s coaches. Ranked third on the team with 76 tackles (49 solos), adding four QB pressures, a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and one pass defensed. Led the Sun Belt Confernece and ranked ninth in the nation with 13.5 sacks in 2010. Prior to arriving at Troy, Massaquoi played two seasons at Butler County (Kan.) Community College, leading the team to the NJCAA Championship. Including the 2009 season at Butler College, Massaquoi played in 36 college games, registering 224 tackles (135 solos) with 37.5 sacks for minus 242 yards, 68.0 tackles for loss, 21 QB pressures, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, four passes defensed and a blocked kick.

Personal

Attended Central Gwinnett High School in nearby Lawrenceville, Ga., playing football as a junior and senior for Head Coach Brady Warren. Rated one of the state’s top 60 juniors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after he recorded 61 tackles and three sacks as a senior. Graduated from Troy with a degree in Social Science. Cousin of Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe and Cleveland Browns WR Mohammed Massaquoi. Born in Monrovia Liberia, West Africa. Son of Betsy and Jonthan Massaquoi (pronounced mass-ah-kwa)

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