NFL cornerback Essang Bassey represents the Denver Broncos in the league. He’s 1.78 meters tall and 86 kilograms. For his high school football career, he attended Columbus High School, where he also played wide receiver, cornerback, and running back. He was a powerful kick returner who averaged 30 yards per return during his senior season.
Playing for the Demon Deacons while a student at Wake Forest University, he took part in collegiate football. As a true freshman reserve and saw play in every game, he was. He had the most playing time for the squad as a sophomore, 66 tackles, three interceptions, and that (66). During his junior year, he was named to the second team All-ACC.
As an undrafted free agent, Bassey reached an agreement with the Denver Broncos in April 2020. In Week 12’s matchup with the New Orleans Saints, he made his first career interception off a thrown pass. In order to start the season in September 2021, he was placed on the reserve/PUP list. He was activated in November and released in December of 2021.
In the same month, the Los Angeles Chargers claimed him off waivers. He was released on January 8, 2022, then on January 10, 2022, the Denver Broncos claimed him off waivers. He was released on September 1, 2022, and later re-signed to the practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster on September 14, 2022.
Who Are Essang Bassey’s Parents?
Essang Bassey was born to Nigerian parents, Edet and Umo Bassey. Apart from their names, there is nothing else known about them.