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Verlon Marion Biggs (March 16, 1943 – June 7, 1994) was an American football defensive end in the American Football League and National Football League. He played for the New York Jets (AFL) in Super Bowl III, but felt he didn't receive enough credit for the Jets' playoff win against the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Championship Game that launched them into the Super Bowl. He played well but sulked until 1971, demanded more money, and wound up signing with George Allen's Washington Redskins. Always a dominating defensive end, Biggs solidified Allen's defense along with fellow newcomers Diron Talbert, Myron Pottios and Jack Pardee, plus holdovers Pat Fischer, Chris Hanburger, Brig Owens and Mike Bass, and led the Redskins into Super Bowl VII. His nickname with the Redskins was "Dirty Biggs" because of his extremely physical style of play.

Verlon Biggs
No. 84, 86
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1943-03-16)March 16, 1943
Moss Point, Mississippi
Died:June 7, 1994(1994-06-07) (aged 51)
Moss Point, Mississippi
Career information
College:Jackson State
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 20
(by the New York Jets)[1]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:135
Fumble recoveries:14
Player stats at

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  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.