Messam played the last two seasons in the Canadian Football League, including the 2011 season with the Edmonton Eskimos, where he became the first Canadian running back since 2000 to rush for more than 1,000 yards while also winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

Messam, 6-3, 245 pounder finish the 2011 season with 195 carries for 1,057 yards and six touchdowns and also had 27 receptions for 248 yards while named a 2011 CFL All-Star for his accomplishments