THIS IS EPISODE 152 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Mohamed Massaquoi was the second-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2009 NFL Draft. He recorded two 100-yard receiving games his rookie year, the first Browns rookie to have two or more such games in a season since 1999.
Before joining the NFL, Massaquoi earned a B.S. in Psychology, taking only 3.5 years to graduate from the University of Georgia, where he was named the 2008 team captain, selected to the All-Southeastern Conference first team, and named to the All-SEC Academic team. He also received the Georgia’s Leon Farmer Award for his dedication to strength and conditioning and academics.
Massaquoi attended Independence High School in Charlotte, helping his team win 77 consecutive games and capture four consecutive North Carolina 4A state championships, while setting the North Carolina state prep records for career receiving yards (4,851), touchdown catches in a career (76), and touchdown catches in a season (32 as a senior).
In the spring of 2017, while riding ATVs with friends, Massaquoi was involved in a an accident that resulted in the amputation of four fingers, leaving his thumb intact. Since retiring from the NFL, Massaquoi has worked at Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor and is currently a speaker and advocate for fitness, athletes in business, and amputee causes.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Mohamed about his faith in Christ, how he handled losing in college after winning every game he played in high school, adjusting to life without football, and how the accident he suffered with the ATV changed his perspective on life and made him grateful to God.
For more on Mohamed, check out his website at MohamedMassaquoi.com.
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