Verlon Marion Biggs

College Career

Jackson State College, now JSU (1961-1964)

• NCAA All-American (1963-1964)

• All-SWAC (1963-1964)

• Played under three coaches in four seasons, including John Merritt (1961) and Rod Paige (1964), Secretary of Education in the George W. Bush Administration


Professional Career

New York Jets (1965-1970)
Washington Redskins (1971-1975)

• Drafted Green Bay Packers, Round 2, NFL

• Drafted New York Jets, Round 3, AFL

• College All Star Game (’65)

• Five Time All AFL (’65-’69)

• All NFL (’72)

• Played on two Super Bowl Championship Teams (NY ‘68, Washington ‘72)


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Jackson State Athletic Hall of Fame (1990)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2002)


Did You Know?

Verlon Biggs was a New York Jets teammate of fellow Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee Larry Grantham.