Verlon Biggs

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Verlon Biggs
No. 84, 86
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-03-16)March 16, 1943
Place of birth: Moss Point, Mississippi
Date of death: June 7, 1994(1994-06-07) (aged 51)
Place of death: Moss Point, Mississippi
Career information
College: Jackson State
AFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 20
Debuted in 1965
Last played in 1974
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 135
Fumble recoveries 14
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Verlon Marion Biggs (March 16, 1943 – June 7, 1994) was an American football defensive end in the American Football League and National Football League. He played for the New York Jets (AFL) in Super Bowl III, but felt he didn't receive enough credit for the Jets' playoff win against the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Championship Game that launched them into the Super Bowl. He played well but sulked until 1970, demanded more money, and wound up signing with Vince Lombardi's Washington Redskins of the NFL. Always a dominating defensive end, Verlon solidified George Allen's defense (Allen replace Lombardi upon his death in July 1970) and led the Redskins into Super Bowl VII. His nickname with the Redskins was "dirty Biggs" because of his extremely physical style of play.

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