Mark Messner

Defensive Tackle

Mark Messner

A quick, smart defensive lineman, Messner became Michigan's all-time leader in tackles for loss (70) and yards lost (376). The explosive down lineman from Hartland, MI. was the Wolverines' sack leader in 1985, '86 and '87. The two-time All-American selection started all 49 games of his career after redshirting in 1984. He was the MVP of the Fiesta Bowl by registering nine tackles, forcing a fumble and later recovering another in the Wolverines' 27-23 win over Nebraska. He was later drafted by the Los Angeles Rams.


CAREER STATISTICS

Defense
TacklesPass Defense
YearGP S A T TFL Sacks F-R | PBU Int YDS tds
1985 12 39 32 71 14-120 11-92 2 | 0 0 0 0
1986 13 48 21 69 10-72 7-64 1 | 1 0 0 0
1987 12 56 13 69 20-84 10-65 1 | 0 0 0 0
1988 12 53 19 72 26-100 8-52 2 | 1 0 0 0
Career 49 196 85 281 70-376 36-273 6 | 2 0 0 0

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