Wayne Messam

Wayne Messam
Wayne Messam by Marc Nozell (cropped).jpg
10th Mayor of Miramar
Assumed office
April 1, 2015
Preceded byLori Cohen Moseley
Member of the Miramar City Commission
from the 4th district
In office
April 1, 2011 – April 1, 2015
Preceded byYvonne Garth
Succeeded byDarlene Riggs
Personal details
Born
Wayne Martin Messam

(1974-06-07) June 7, 1974 (age 45)
South Bay, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Angela Messam
Children3
EducationFlorida State University (BS)

Football career
No. 89
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Glades Central High School
College:Florida State
Undrafted:1997
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Wayne Martin Messam (born June 7, 1974)[1] is an American former football player, businessman, and politician serving as the mayor of Miramar, Florida, a position he has held since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the Miramar City Commission in 2011 before defeating incumbent mayor Lori Cohen Moseley in the 2015 election. Messam is also a general contractor and owner of a construction firm.

On March 28, 2019, he announced his campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.[2]

Early life, education, and football

Messam's parents, Delsey and Hubert, were born in Jamaica,[3] where his father cut sugarcane.[4][5] Messam is the fourth of five children, and the first to be born in the United States. He was born and raised in South Bay, Florida,[3] and attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida.[6]

Messam attended Florida State University, where he played as a wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles from 1993 through 1996. Messam was a member of the 1993 national championship team[3] and caught 62 passes for 793 yards and four touchdowns during his college football career as a Seminole.[7] He graduated from Florida State in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems.[8]

After not being selected in the 1997 NFL Draft, Messam signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent.[9] He was released on August 4.[10]

Other Languages
Deutsch: Wayne Messam
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italiano: Wayne Messam
русский: Мессам, Уэйн
Simple English: Wayne Messam