Size: 6-5, 295
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: West Bloomfield
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Calif.
Only a two-star scout prospect, Chauncey Briggs was not heavily recruited by other universities and SMU was the only school to offer him. Briggs was named to the All-Area and All-Oakland teams, and even recorded 9 sacks on defense his senior year.
Briggs started 11 of 12 games all at left tackle. He was consistent—we can give him that. Last season the SMU offensive line gave up 48 sacks for 256 yards. They also gave up 84 tackles for a loss for 344 yards. Let me also add that SMU also had 39 turnovers. That’s 171 negative plays. That’s 600 negative yards. Do I place all the blame on Briggs? Goodness no. I don’t even completely blame the rest of the offensive line. I mean some of it—most of it was a direct result of their inability to protect the quarterback. They were just too young and inexperienced.