E. J. Biggers

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E. J. Biggers
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Biggers with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-13) June 13, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: North Miami Beach (FL)
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Total tackles: 279
Sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 41
Interceptions: 4
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Edjaun Sinclair "E. J." Biggers (born June 13, 1987) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Western Michigan University, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Biggers has also played for the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and the New England Patriots.

High school career[edit]

Biggers played both quarterback and cornerback, and was a three-year starter at North Miami Beach High School. As a senior, he was named Dade County Player of the Year. Despite this honor and his obvious athletic talent, he was not highly recruited in his home state of Florida. Biggers was offered scholarships from Iowa, Kansas, Ohio State, and Penn State before ultimately deciding to attend Western Michigan.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
E. J. Biggers
CB
North Miami Beach, FL North Miami Beach HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 4.65 Feb 5, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: 30 (Athlete), 67 (FL)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2005, Biggers appeared in nine games for Western Michigan and started three. In his sophomore season, he started all 12 of the Broncos' games, and recorded interceptions in three consecutive games.[1] At the end of the season, playing in his first bowl game (against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the inaugural International Bowl), Biggers played some snaps on offense, and in the second half on a double reverse trick play, he threw his first career pass. It was completed for a 76-yard touchdown.[2]

Biggers would go on to start all 25 games for the Broncos in his junior and senior years. Despite over three full seasons as a starter and being named to the All-MAC team his senior year, he did not receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.[3] His impressive showing at Western Michigan's pro day (including a 4.34 in the 40-yard dash and a 36-inch vertical jump) caught the attention of NFL scouts.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Biggers was selected with the eighth pick in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Biggers had a promising training camp, but injured his shoulder in practice during the first week of the regular season, and was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the year.[3]

Biggers made his NFL career debut in 2010 when he started in Tampa's Week 1 matchup against the Cleveland Browns for a suspended Aqib Talib.[4] Biggers not only recorded his first tackle in the NFL (and finished the game with six), but also got his first NFL interception against the Browns' veteran QB Jake Delhomme.[5]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Biggers with the Washington Redskins in 2014

Biggers signed with the Washington Redskins on March 20, 2013,[6] joining the team on a one-year, $1.5 million deal.[7] The Redskins used him as both a corner and safety, Biggers never playing the latter in his professional career.[8][9] He recorded his first interception with the Redskins in their Week 9 win against the San Diego Chargers.[10] After the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was fined $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on DeSean Jackson.[11]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On April 7, 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they signed Biggers to a one-year deal.[12]

New England Patriots[edit]

On March 29, 2016, the New England Patriots signed Biggers to a one-year deal.[13]

On August 23, 2016, Biggers was released by the Patriots.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "E.J. Biggers, Western Michigan, 2009 NFL Draft". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cincy beats W. Michigan for first International Bowl win". ESPN.com. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Stroud, Rick (18 August 2010). "Now healthy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback E.J. Biggers displays toughness". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Richardson, Anwar S. (10 September 2010). "Bucs CB E.J. Biggers steps into starter's role for Talib". The Tampa Tribune. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "E.J. Biggers Profile - NFL.com". nfl.com. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ Redskins Add E.J. Biggers To Secondary
  7. ^ Boyer, Zac. "Reunion With Raheem Morris Important To E.J. Biggers". Fredericksburg.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  8. ^ McNally, Brian (September 11, 2013). "E.J. Biggers on move from corner to safety". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  9. ^ Maske, Mark (September 11, 2013). "Biggers not complaining about being asked to fill in at safety". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  10. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 3, 2013). "Redskins Surge To Overtime Victory, 30-24". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  11. ^ Jones, Mike (November 22, 2013). "E.J. Biggers draws $21,000 fine for helmet-to-helmet hit". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  12. ^ Berman, Zach (April 7, 2015). "DB E.J. Biggers, WR Seyi Ajirotutu sign with Eagles". philly.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
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  14. ^ "Patriots release RB Donald Brown; Release two players". Patriots.com. 

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