The Toronto, Ontario native, spent the last two years playing in the
Canadian Football League, where he recorded just 93 yards on 23 carries in his
rookie season in 2010 before breaking out last year for the Edmonton Eskimos.
Messam recorded 1,057 yards and six touchdowns on 195 carries in 2011, ranking
him third in the league and earning him the CFL's top Canadian Player award.
He also added 27 receptions for 248 yards.