Lance Briggs - Reception Party Attendee


Lance Briggs - Reception Party Attendee

Lance Briggs (born November 12, 1980) is an All-Pro linebacker for the Chicago Bears. He played college football for the University of Arizona, and was drafted by the Bears in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

Sacramento, California native, Briggs attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. While at the University of Arizona, he was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a linebacker for the Arizona Wildcats football team. Briggs finished his college career with 308 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 36 tackles for losses, three interceptions, 10 passes deflected, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 33 games at strong side linebacker.

Briggs was a third round draft pick (68th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2004, he made 126 tackles and was elected as a second alternate to the Pro Bowl. In 2005, Briggs was selected to represent the National Football Conference in the 2006 Pro Bowl. However, Briggs drew controversy when he refused to attend the Bears' summer camp, resulting in a temporary demotion.

He finished the 2006 Chicago Bears season as a clutch performer on the Bears' defense. Briggs was selected to play in the 2007 Pro Bowl, but opted to defer the invitation because of an injured foot. He became a free agent following the 2007 playoffs, leaving his future with the Bears in the air. 

Briggs made the 2012 Pro Bowl team as wekk.