The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes the names of 14 First Team All-America players and two standout coaches. Also on that list is a former Buffalo Bill and infamous Bills draft choice.
An NAIA First Team All-American his senior year, the Omaha, Neb., native set 22 school records as the starting quarterback for the Mavericks from 1964-67, when the school was still named Omaha University. A member of the 1967 Black All-America Team, Briscoe was a three-time All-Central Intercollegiate Conference selection, and he led the Mavericks to CIC title in 1967. He enjoyed the finest season of his career in 1967, throwing for 2,283 yards and a single-season school-record 25 touchdowns. At UNO, Briscoe ranks second all-time with 53 touchdown passes, third all-time with 5,114 passing yards and fourth in total offense with 6,505 yards.
Briscoe played for the Bills from 1969 to 1971 earning 1st-Team All-Pro honors in 1970.
Also on the list of inductees was LB Tom Cousineau. Cousineau was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, but he chose to play for Montreal of the Canadian Football League from 1979-82, earning the league’s Grey Cup MVP honor in 1979. He would later return to the NFL, playing for the Cleveland Browns from 1982-85 and the San Francisco 49ers from 1986-87.
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