At nearly 25 years of age, Troy’s Jonathan Massaquoi was one of the oldest players in 1-A football in 2011. Thanks to a decision the defensive end made recently, he’ll also be one the older players in the upcoming NFL draft, Brandon “Grandpa” Weeden notwithstanding.
Anyway, Trojans head coach Larry Blakeney confirmed in a press release Friday that the defensive end has decided to forego his remaining season of eligibility and make himself available for the April draft.
“I sure hate to lose him,” Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said in a statement. “I think he could have come back and had his best year at Troy, but you don’t ever know. He has already graduated, didn’t have a particular master’s program he was interested in and is 24-years old. He felt like it was the best time for him. His clock is ticking and the NFL is the hardest job in America to get and definitely the hardest one to keep.”
Massaquoi spent the 2008 season at Butler Community College before transferring to Troy. In two years with the Trojans, Massaquoi accumulated 31 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks, and was a first-team All-Sun Belt selection each season.