Freshman (2017): Saw action in all 11 games as the placekicker ... Connected on nine-of-15 field goal attempts ... Had 39 kickoffs for 2,187 yards, a 56.1 yards per kickoff average ... Had four touchbacks ... Punted 10 times for 421 yards (42.1 yards per punt average) ... Had three punts downed inside the 20 yard line ... Connected on a season-high three field goals, includding a season-long 42 yards at Valparaiso (9/30) ... Made two field goals at Morehead State (10/21) ... Made one field goal each at Sacred Heart (9/2), at Marist (9/9), vs. Brown (10/7) and at Jacksonville (11/11) ... Was named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.
2016: Redshirted, did not see playing time ... Was named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll ... Finished his freshman year with a 3.87 GPA.
High School: Attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla. ... Was a three year member of the football team as a kicker under head coach Kyle Hayes ... Was named to the Associated Press All-State third team ... Was named to the first team kicker for the state of Florida by DownUnder Sports ... Selected to play in the Orange County Senior Bowl ... Awarded the game ball for kicking a game winning 29 yard field goal with six seconds left against Winter Park High School on 11/6/15 ... Made 9-of-12 field goals in 2015 ... Connected on a career-long and school record 49 yard field goal against Apopka High School on 10/9/15 ... Had a 58 yard per kickoff average, including 13 touchbacks ... Made 21-of-22 point after conversions.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan Thomas Messina ... Born on January 17, 1998, in Orlando Fla. ... Parents are James and Carol Messina ... Has two brothers, Michael (24) and Matthew (22) ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and National Math Honor Society ... Hobbies include fishing and working out ... Is a Health Science major.