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Joe Massaquoi
Joe  Massaquoi

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

High School:
T.C. Williams

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 254

Position:
DL


08/17/2012

Nothing `Cheesy' About Brooks' Transformation

The Word on the Herd-August 17, 2012

R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in all 14 games as backup to senior Ra'Shawde Myers at strongside defensive end ... Emerged in spring practice as contributor, thanks in part to his strength gain to go with his long wingspan ... Had 32 tackles for the season (nine solos) to go with three tackles for loss, two sacks (Rhode Island, Akron), a pass breakup and a forced fumble (Rhode Island) ... Played 383 defensive snaps in 10-man rotation on Herd front four ... Had season-high five tackles in win over Florida Atlantic (Oct. 25) ... Posted four tackles (three solos) in Herd's Boca Raton Bowl triumph over Northern Illinois.

R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in three of 14 games (Gardner-Webb, UAB, East Carolina) ... Had two tackles (one solo), both against Gardner-Webb ... Scout Team lineman.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Redshirted.

HERD FILE: Born Dec. 27, 1992 ... Earned undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice in May 2015 ... Enrolled at Marshall in January 2012 as grayshirt ... Was 6-5 but only 217 pounds when he reported to the Herd ... Starred for same high school -- T.C. Williams -- that is known for the movie, "Remember the Titans" ... Also offered by East Carolina and Duke ... Also had interest from Louisville, N.C. State, Pitt and Old Dominion ... As a senior, had season cut short due to MCL injury, causing several interested ACC suitors to back away ... Made 20 tackles with four sacks ... Rivals two-star prospect ... Also was basketball starter for T.C. Williams ... In semester he grayshirted after graduating in 2011, he coached T.C. Williams' freshman team's offensive and defensive line as part-timer..