Jesse Briggs

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Jesse Briggs
No. 34     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2021, 34, Jesse Briggs.jpg
Briggs during a Blue Bombers game in 2021.
Born: (1990-04-14) April 14, 1990 (age 32)
Kelowna, British Columbia
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Linebacker
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
UniversityMcGill
CFL Draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
Drafted byWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career history
As player
2014–presentWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Jesse Briggs (born April 14, 1990) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Briggs played CIS football for the McGill Redmen.

Professional career[edit]

Briggs was selected in the second round, 17th overall, in the 2014 CFL Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. One of just 17 Bomber players to dress for all 18 games that year, Briggs was a regular on the club's punt and kickoff coverage teams. He saw some action on defense making a pair of defensive tackles to go with 11 stops on special team duty. He had three games with multiple special team tackles.

Additionally, in an October 10, 2015 game vs. the BC Lions, Briggs gained 11 yards on a 3rd and 10 fake punt run.[1] After these late game heroics in a pivotal Western Division match up, he had another run in the Banjo Bowl vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He played in only four regular season games in 2019 due to injury, but returned in the playoffs where he played in all three of the Blue Bombers' post-season games. Briggs played in his first Grey Cup game that year where he recorded one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle as Briggs won his first championship in Winnipeg's victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 107th Grey Cup game.[2]

Briggs signed a one-year contract extension with Winnipeg on January 20, 2021.[3] He started his first career game at linebacker on August 13, 2021 against the Toronto Argonauts where he had three defensive tackles and a forced fumble. In the next game on August 21, 2021, again against the Argonauts, he scored his first professional touchdown after returning a fumble 83 yards for a score.[4]

Professional statistics[edit]

  Defense   Rushing
Season Team GP GS DT STT Sacks INT TD FF Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 WPG 18 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2015 WPG 18 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 2 14 7.0 11 0
2016 WPG 18 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2017 WPG 15 0 8 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2018 WPG 18 0 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2019 WPG 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 91 0 20 56 0 0 0 0 2 14 7.0 11 0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxscore, Winnipeg at BC". Canadian Football League. October 10, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Play-by-Play, 107th Grey Cup". Canadian Football League. November 24, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "Bombers agree to terms on one-year extension with Jesse Briggs". BlueBombers.com. January 20, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Toronto Argonauts". Canadian Football League. August 21, 2021.
  5. ^ "2021 CFL Guide Book" (PDF). Canadian Football League. p. 73. Retrieved August 22, 2021.

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