2019 – ESPN.com midseason freshman All-American … FWAA preseason freshman All-American … 247Sports.com preseason freshman All-American.
2019 – Appeared in 13 of UVA’s 14 games with seven starts … made collegiate debut at Pitt in the season opener … became only the fifth UVA freshman defensive lineman (true or redshirt) since 1986 to start a season opener … part of UVA’s run-stop game, helping limit Pitt to only 78 rushing yards on 30 carries (2.6 ypr) … made six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss against William & Mary … made two tackles in UVA’s win over Florida State … made a stop at No. 10 Notre Dame … made two tackles and shared a tackle for loss at Miami … made four tackles at Louisville … notched first career sack on the game’s first play at North Carolina … finished the game against the Tar Heels with four tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played defensive tackle at Walnut Hills High School for head coach Gerry Beauchamp… selected to play in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game at Camping World Stadium … a first-team all-state honoree after making 54 tackles and six sacks … named the ECC’s Defensive Player of the Year … earned first-team SWO District … as a junior he made 47 tackles, three sacks and was named first-team All-ECC and second-team All-SWO District … also was a thrower on the track & field team … squats over 700 pounds … an ESPN Top 300 recruit … rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com … rated the No. 60 overall recruit in the nation and No. 3 defensive tackle by Rivals.com … rated the No. 68 overall recruit in the nation and No. 7 defensive tackle by 247Sports.com … rated the No. 82 overall recruit in the nation and No. 11 defensive tackle by ESPN.com … son of Dalila and Jowon Briggs … 2020-21 E. Paul Rogers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Football recipient.