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|Position:||Safety / Linebacker|
|Date of birth:||October 19, 1968|
|Place of birth:||Meadville, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Meadville (MS) Franklin|
|NFL Draft:||1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 120|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Greg Briggs (born October 19, 1968) is a former American football safety who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. He first enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College before transferring to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Texas Southern University. Briggs attended Franklin High School in Meadville, Mississippi. He was also a member of the Cleveland Browns, Frankfurt Galaxy and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys.
Briggs started playing organized football until his third year of college. He initially attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College on a basketball scholarship and decided to try out for the football team in his third year there. The next season he received a scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff but didn’t play much.
He walked on at Texas Southern University where the coach said he’d have to sleep on the floor because he didn’t have an extra dorm room available. He was a teammate of Michael Strahan and became a starter at strong safety after the fourth game of the season. He received All-SWAC honors after making 42 tackles as a senior.
Briggs was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (120th) of the 1992 NFL Draft, after impressing in the NFL Combine. He was converted into a linebacker, before being placed on the injured reserve list, the same season the team won Super Bowl XXVII.
Briggs was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 1995. After being released on August 27, he was later re-signed and was a part of the Super Bowl XXX winning team, while playing mainly on special teams.
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