4  Melaquan Saffold
Melaquan Saffold


Syracuse, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250



2009: Played in all 11 games, starting eight ... caught 10 balls for 106 yards ... best game was against Coastal Carolina (10/24) as he had four catches for 51 yards ... had three catches for 32 yards at VMI (10/17).

2008: Saw action in 10 games, with nine starts ... played as one of the team's primary fullbacks ... six receptions all came in the first half of the season ... hand injury prevented him from catching passes over the final half of the season ... pair of catches at Maine (9/13) for 27 yards and one score ... one catch against the Black Bears was a season-long 27-yard play ... two receptions for 23 yards vs. Hofstra (9/26).

2007: Converted to tight end and played in all 11 games for Stony Brook ... fifth on the team with nine receptions for 94 yards and a pair of scores ... season-high four catches for 15 yards and one touchdown at Bucknell (9/8) ... snared his second TD pass of the season vs. Bryant (10/27) ... finished the season with three catches for a season best 61 yards at Elon (11/17) ... season-long reception of 38 yards vs. the Phoenix.

2006: Got into six games as a backup lineman as a freshman.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Corcoran High School ... three varsity letters in football for the Cougars ... first team All-Central New York ... third team all-state selection as a senior ... also played basketball and lacrosse.

Personal: Born Melaquan Jamale Saffold on March 1, 1988 ... son of Nataza Saffold ... two brothers and two sisters ... majoring in history.