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90 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Bronson Massie

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In which BracketCat counts down the 90th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive end Bronson Massie.

#45 Marquel Bryant
Like Marquel Bryant (45), Bronson Massie comes from a similar Texas background and has comparable physical attributes. It still remains to be seen whether he will have as prolific a career.
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#90 Bronson Massie

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-4 | 233 lbs. | Lufkin, Texas
Bronson Massie
Bronson Massie
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Bronson Massie (b. Nov. 4, 1997) is athletic defensive end who redshirted in 2016 and came on strong toward the end of his redshirt freshman campaign in 2017. He will be in the mix to start at defensive end in 2018.

Massie played in nine games last season — including a start in the regular-season finale against Iowa State — and he totaled 10 tackles on the year.

He also set a career high with six stops at Texas Tech, while he had two against the Cyclones and broke up a pass against UCLA in the Cactus Bowl.

Massie played outside linebacker in high school, making him a prime candidate for the rush end/flanker spot once filled by players such as Elijah Lee and Charmeachelle Moore.

A three-year letter-winner for the Lufkin High School Panthers under head coach Todd Quick, Massie was regarded as the 62nd-best outside linebacker in the class of 2016 by ESPN, while Scout.com rated him the No. 16 defensive end in the state of Texas.

He helped Lufkin to earn a 7-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs in 2015.

Massie earned first-team All-District 16-5A honors as a defensive end in 2015, while he was an honorable mention Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A All-State pick.

He was named to the East Texas Sports Network East Texas Football Super Team after recording 173 tackles and 26 sacks during his three-year career, including an 80-tackle, 10-sack campaign as a senior.