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Essang Bassey
Essang  Bassey

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbus, GA

High School:
Columbus

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
DB

10/28/2017

Offense Erupts as Wake Forest Trounces Louisville, 42-32

Greg Dortch totaled a program-record four touchdowns and 167 receiving yards, while John Wolford was 28-for-34 for 461 yards and five TDs.

09/11/2017

Bassey Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

Sophomore Essang Bassey returned an interception for a touchdown in Wake Forest's 34-10 victory over Boston College

12/27/2016

Deacs Defeat No. 23 Temple to Win Military Bowl

Wake Forest earns its first bowl title since 2008 with a 34-26 victory, the first over a ranked team in five years.

02/03/2016

2016 Signing Day: Live Updates

Stay tuned for detailed information on each signee as Wake Forest receives their National Letters of Intent.

02/03/2016

Wake Forest Adds 22 Newcomers in Football

Head coach Dave Clawson announced the addition of 12 offensive players, nine defensive players and one specialist.

11/04/2017

Wake Forest at #3 Notre Dame (USATSI)

Images from the Demon Deacons hitting the road to face the Fighting Irish

09/23/2017

Wake Forest at Appalachian State

Wake Forest at Appalachian State (Sept. 23)

09/09/2017

Wake Forest at Boston College

Wake Forest at Boston College - Sept. 9, 2017

10/29/2016

Wake Forest vs. Army West Point

Wake Forest took on Army West Point on Oct. 29, 2016, on Homecoming and Military Appreciation Day at BB&T Field.

10/15/2016

Wake Forest Football vs. Florida State

Wake Forest Football vs. Florida State

2016 (Freshman)
Played in all 13 games as a true freshman ... Saw action at corner and on special teams ... Earned first career start vs. Florida State (10/15) in place of the injured Amari Henderson ... Was second on the team with a career-high eight tackles vs. the Seminoles ... Forced a fumble in the Military Bowl win over Temple.

High School
Team captain and first team all-state Class 5-A by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... 3-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN ... All-Bi-City Athlete of the Year by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in 2015 ... As a senior, had 50 tackles, six tackles for loss, an interception and three fumble recoveries ... Rushed for 536 yards and two touchdowns ... Had 21 receptions for 577 yards and four touchdowns ... Averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return ... Helped the Blue Devils to the 5-A state playoffs in 2015 ... Had 31 tackles, 10 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a junior ... On offense, made 39 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns ... Earned All-Bi-City status in 2014 ... Four-year letterman for Coach Phil Marino.

Personal
Son of Edet and Umo Bassey ... Born August 12, 1998 ... Posted a 3.7 GPA in high school ... Participated in food drives at Columbus High.

Essang Bassey

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