Mohamed Massaquoi is a wide receiver for Cleveland Browns, who selected him with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Massaquoi played college football at the University of Georgia, where he ranks fourth on the school's all-time receiving list. Massaquoi is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 204 pounds. His last name is pronounced MASS-a-qwah.
Prep Career
Massaquoi was a 2004 PARADE All-America selection as a senior at Independence High School in Charlotte, NC. He set state records for career receiving yards (4,851) and touchdowns (76), and single-season records with 1,834 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 14 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2005, and he signed with Georgia after also considering a handful of other SEC and ACC schools.
College Career
As a freshman, Massaquoi led all Bulldogs wide receivers with 38 receptions, finishing second on the team overall behind tight end Leonard Pope. He caught at least one pass in all 13 games he played. He extended that streak two more games into his sophomore season, before missing the game against UAB. By the end of his career, Massaquoi had caught passes in 50 of the 51 games he played (including the last 33 in a row), and finished his Georgia career with 158 receptions for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns. He led Georgia's wide receivers in receptions three times in four seasons (2005, 2006, 2008), and tied for the team lead with eight receiving touchdowns in 2008. As a senior, he was a first-team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches. After the 2008 season, Massaquoi was chosen to participate in the Senior Bowl. However, he suffered an ankle injury during practice and was forced to miss the game.
NFL Career
Mohamed Massaquoi was selected in the second round (50th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Before the 2009 season, Massaquoi signed a four-year contract with Cleveland. After coming off the bench in his first two games, Massaquoi became a starter for the Browns. In Week 4 of the 2009 season, Massaquoi had 8 receptions for 148 yards, setting career highs in both categories. He caught his first career touchdown on Nov. 22, 2009, in a one-point loss to the Lions.