Dezmon Briscoe

Dezmon Briscoe

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Briscoe at Redskins training camp in 2012
No. --Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-31) August 31, 1989
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Cedar Hill (TX)
College: Kansas
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 43
Receiving Yards: 502
Receiving TDs: 7
Player stats at

Dezmon Jerrod Briscoe (born August 31, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Kansas.

Early years

Briscoe was born in Dallas, Texas. He attended Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas, where he played for the Cedar Hill Longhorns high school football team. He played varsity for two seasons. As a senior in 2006, he recorded 37 receptions for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns as part of a state championship team.[1] This was the very first Cedar Hill state championship team.

Considered a three-star recruit by, Briscoe was listed as the No. 126 wide receiver in the nation in 2007.[2]

College career

He enrolled at the University of Kansas where he majored in physical education. Briscoe saw action as a true freshman in Kansas in all 13 games including 11 starts. He recorded 43 receptions for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. Briscoe set the school record for a freshman for number of touchdown receptions. The Sporting News named him an honorable mention freshman All-American.[1]

In 2008, he recorded 92 receptions for 1,407 yards and 15 touchdowns. His marks for both receiving yards and touchdowns set new school records. Against Oklahoma, he set a school record for single-game yards with 269 and the most by any individual in the NCAA during the 2008 season. Briscoe also set school records with seven 100-yard games in a season, four consecutive 100-yard games, and 22 career touchdowns. In the regular season finale against Missouri, Briscoe saw his first action as a kickoff returner and recorded seven returns for 195 yards. In the 2008 Insight Bowl against Minnesota, Briscoe caught 14 receptions, which tied the school record for a single game, and returned one kickoff 24 yards. He was named the game's most valuable offensive player. Sports Illustrated named him an honorable mention All-American. Briscoe was also named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team.

In his junior season, he had 84 receptions for 1,337 yards and 9 touchdowns and was named to the All-Big 12 Conference first team. After the season, Briscoe chose to enter the NFL draft.[3]

Briscoe ended his three-year college career as the Kansas all time leader in receiving yards. His career totals are 208 receptions for 3,240 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 207 lb3312 in912 in 4.66 s 1.60 s 2.68 s 4.57 s 7.10 s 33 in 9 ft 7 in 9 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4][5]
Briscoe catching a pass at Redskins training camp.

Cincinnati Bengals

Briscoe was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round with the 191st overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.[6] He signed a four-year deal with the team on June 25, 2010. Briscoe was then waived on September 4 during final cuts.[7]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On September 5, 2010, Briscoe signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On November 30, 2010, he was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.[8] He made his first career touchdown reception in Week 17 of the 2010 season against the New Orleans Saints.

Briscoe played all 16 games, starting two of them, in the 2011 season and recorded 35 receptions for 387 yards and six touchdowns.

He was released on waivers July 26, 2012.[9]

Washington Redskins

Briscoe was claimed off waivers on July 27, 2012 by the Washington Redskins.[10] On August 31, 2013, the Redskins waived/injured him after suffering a left shoulder injury in the last 2013 preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,[11] two days later he was placed on the team's injured reserve.[12]

Dallas Cowboys

Briscoe was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on July 21, 2014.[13] He was released on August 30 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season.[14]


  1. 1 2 Player Bio: Dezmon Briscoe, University of Kansas, retrieved August 4, 2009.
  2. Dezmon Briscoe Recruiting Profile
  3. Briscoe to forgo senior year at Kansas,, retrieved December 4, 2009.
  4. NFL Combine Profile
  5. Draft Scout Profile
  6. Cincinnati Bengals Select Briscoe in Sixth Round,, retrieved April 24, 2010.
  7. Former KU receiver Dezmon Briscoe waived by Bengals,, retrieved September 4, 2010.
  8. Bucs make several roster moves,, retrieved November 30, 2010.
  9. Tinsman, Brian (July 28, 2012). "Redskins Sign Briscoe, Waive Hernandez". Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  10. Maske, Mark (July 27, 2012). "Redskins claim WR Dezmon Briscoe". Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  11. Tinsman, Brian (August 31, 2013). "Redskins Make Cuts, Finalize 53-Man Roster". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  12. Jones, Mike (September 2, 2013). "Dezmon Briscoe reverts to Redskins' injured reserve list". Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  13. Wilkening, Mike. "Agent: Cowboys sign WR Dezmon Briscoe". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  14. Eatman, Nick (August 30, 2014). "RB Williams Among Notable Cuts; DE Acquired By Trade". Retrieved 2014-08-31.
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