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FSU defensive lineman Dennis Briggs enters the transfer portal

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 16 Florida State at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For his seventh and final, year of college football, Dennis Briggs will be suiting up in something other than Garnet and Gold, as he’s entering the transfer portal:

In 2023, Briggs had 14 tackles (1.5 for loss) and 1.5 sacks. A four-star recruit from 2018, Briggs hails from Kissimmee, Florida so UCF could be a potential landing spot. Briggs played well for FSU in his time at Florida State but has been mostly a back-up and finding a spot where he can get more snaps is certainly a big concern later in his career.

His full FSU bio from


Appeared in all 13 games with three starts…recorded 21 tackles, including 3.5 for loss with 3.0 sacks, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup…team captain…Seminole Scholar…made three tackles, 1.0 sack courtesy of two half-sacks, in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma…teamed with Jared Verse for sack on final play of game to secure victory…recorded season-high four tackles, 1.0 for loss with 0.5 sack, in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…had one tackle in season-opening 49-7 win vs. Duquesne…made one tackle, 0.5 sack, in 24-23 victory vs. LSU…had two stops in 35-31 win at Louisville…made three tackles in 44-14 win vs. Boston College…registered three tackles and one pass breakup vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry at No. 14 NC State…made two tackles, including 1.0 sack, vs. No. 4 Clemson…had one tackle in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…also saw action in 45-3 victory at Miami, 38-3 win at Syracuse and 45-38 victory vs. Florida.


Played in first four games with two starts before season-ending injury…recorded six tackles, 0.5 for loss, two quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup…made season-high three tackles, including 0.5 for loss, with one quarterback hurry vs. Louisville…recorded two tackles and one fumble recovery at Wake Forest…registered one tackle, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup vs. Jacksonville State…also saw action in season opener vs. No. 9 Notre Dame.


Saw action in each of last five games and started last three contests…recorded six tackles, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry…earned FSU’s Defense Most Improved Award…made season debut in 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina…totaled season-high three tackles vs. Tar Heels…registered solo stop and forced fumble at Louisville…made one tackle vs. Pitt…recorded one quarterback hurry at North Carolina State…had one tackle in 56-35 win vs. Duke.


Played in all 13 games with starts at Boston College and vs. Alabama State…recorded 28 tackles, 3.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup…made career-high six tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 38-31 victory at Boston College…tied tackles total, adding career-high 2.0 for loss with first collegiate sack, the next week in 49-12 win vs. Alabama State…opened season with four tackles vs. Boise State…made one stop in 45-44 win vs. ULM and at No. 25 Virginia…registered one quarterback hurry in 35-24 victory vs. Louisville…recorded two tackles, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry in 31-13 win vs. North Carolina State…made four tackles and one fumble recovery at No. 2 Clemson…had three tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one pass breakup at Wake Forest…made one solo stop in 35-17 win vs. Syracuse.


Played four games and recorded two tackles, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup…made collegiate debut in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…collected two tackles, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup in 22-21 victory vs. No. 22 Boston College…also played at No. 3 Notre Dame and vs. No. 13 Florida…redshirted 2018 season.


Consensus four-star defensive lineman … ranked 27th in the country at his position and 42nd overall in the state of Florida by 247Sports … ranked as the 13th strong side defensive end in the country and 44th overall in Florida by Rivals … as a senior, recorded 116 tackles, 34 for loss with nine sacks and three forced fumbles … named first-team Orange Belt all-conference and second-team all-state as a senior … following his senior season, was invited to the 2017 Central Florida All-Star Game … totaled more than 245 tackles and 24 sacks in his high school career … chose the Seminoles over several offers, including Miami, Louisville and South Carolina.