The Denver Broncos are represented in the NFL by cornerback Essang Bassey. He weighs 86 kilograms and stands 1.78 meters tall. He played running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and football for Columbus High School during his time there. He was a strong kick returner, averaging 30 yards per return in his final year.
As a Wake Forest University student, he participated in collegiate football, playing for the Demon Deacons. He was an active player in every game as a true freshman reserve. As a sophomore, with 66 tackles and three interceptions, he played the most for the team (66). He was selected for the second team All-ACC in his junior season.
In April 2020, Bassey agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. He recorded his first interception off a thrown pass in his career in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. He was put on the reserve/PUP list to begin the season in September 2021. In November, he was activated, and in December 2021, he was released.
He was picked up off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers in the same month. On January 8, 2022, he was released, and the Denver Broncos later claimed him off waivers on January 10, 2022. On September 1, 2022, he was released and later re-signed to the practice squad. On September 14, 2022, he received a promotion to the active roster.
Who Does Essang Bassey Play For?
Essang Bassey currently plays for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.