High School Sports

Charlotte NFL star’s hands were his livelihood. His story of accident that took one

Former Independence High star Mohamed Massaquoi opened up about an ATV accident that cost him his left hand in a story on the Players’ Journal Monday
Former Independence High star Mohamed Massaquoi opened up about an ATV accident that cost him his left hand in a story on the Players’ Journal Monday

Once upon a time, Mohamed Massaquoi was a can’t-miss All-American high school wide receiver from Independence High who didn’t lose a high school game and won four state championships.

He became the star everyone predicted at Georgia and was a second round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2009 NFL Draft. Massaquoi played four years with the Browns, catching 118 passes for 1,745 yards and seven touchdowns. As a rookie, he was the Browns leading receiver.

Massaquoi’s hands were very good to him. Last April, he had an accident that basically cost him his left one.

In a story and video published in the Players Journal Monday, Massaquoi details the nasty ATV accident that cost him four fingers of his left hand and the new prosthetic device that’s allowed him to use that hand again.

  Comments