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#1 Briggs Orsbon
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Convoy, Ohio
High School: Crestview
Major: Risk Management and Finance
Experience: 4 Letters
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Briggs Orsbon
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/28/2008

 

* 2011 Capital One Academic All-American *
(Perfect 4.0 grade-point average)

* 2011 National Football Foundation
Scholar-Athlete Award Candidate *

* 2011 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team *

* 2011 Ball State Team Captain *

*  2010 & 2011 Capital One Academic All-District  *

*  2009 2010 & 2011 Academic All-Mid-American Conference  *

*  2011 Ball State John Magnabosco (MVP) Award Co-Recipient *

CAREER:  With his five catches at Northern Illinois in 2011, he became only the second player in Ball State history to tally 200 or more career receptions . . . 213 career catches to rank second in the Ball State record book behind only Dante Ridgeway (238 from 2002-04) . . . with his 103 receiving yards at Western Michigan in 2011, he became only the sixth player in Ball State history to post over 2,000 receiving yards in a career . . . 2,218 career receiving yards to rank fifth all-time at Ball State . . . caught 11 touchdown passes to rank 11th in career TD catches at Ball State . . . managed three games of 100 receiving yards or more to rank ninth all-time at Ball State.

2011 (Sr.):  Started his 40th straight game vs. Toledo in the season finale . . . played in all 50 games in his career . . . season high 103 receiving yards at Western Michigan . . . posted the 10th and 11th touchdown catches of his career at WMU -- marking the first multiple TD receiving game of his career . . . 10 catches for 103 yards and two TDs vs. the Broncos . . . posted a season long 28-yard reception vs. Central Michigan . . . had five catches for 40 yards vs. Indiana . . . managed three catches for 13 yards at South Florida . . . managed a 21-yard kickoff return at South Florida . . . posted his first touchdown reception of the season and the eighth of his career on a 19-yard catch vs. Buffalo . . . 21-yard reception vs. Buffalo . . . tallied a 20-yard catch vs. Temple . . . career best 39-yard kickoff return vs. Buffalo . . . completed his second career pass attempt on his third career attempts at Ohio. Ranked 8th in the MAC for receptions per game, and 10th in the MAC fro all-purpose yards.

2010 (Jr.):  Started all 12 games to earn third letter . . . tallied his first receiving touchdown of the season with 34 seconds left in regulation vs. Eastern Michigan to force the game into overtime . . . blocked the first punt of his career with 3:18 remaining in the third quarter of Ball State's season opener vs. Southeast Missouri State. . . had at least one reception in final 11 games . . . season high five catches at Buffalo . . . season high 58 receiving yards at Kent State . . . season long 22-yard reception in the season finale vs. Northern Illinois.

2009 (So.):  Played in all 12 games and started the final 10 contests . . . earned second letter . . . tallied two catches for 38 yards in the season opener vs. North Texas . . . managed a season high 10 catches for a season best 88 receiving yards vs. Toledo . . . scored his first receiving touchdown of the year vs. Toledo . . . tied his season high with 10 catches for 82 yards at Temple . . . tallied 76 receiving yards vs. Bowling Green . . . caught seven passes at Army and at Auburn . . . led Ball State in catches, receiving yards and receiving yards per game . . . credited with punt returns in five games.

2008 (Fr.): Played in all 14 games to earn first letter . . . started nine contests, including the last five . . . as a true freshman, led the team in catches and receiving yards per game . . . tallied 13 catches for 141 yards vs. Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game . . . both totals were career highs and set MAC Championship Game records . . . tallied five catches for 63 yards vs. Western Michigan . . . managed a career long 36-yard reception at Miami University . . . recorded his first career touchdown pass vs. Eastern Michigan, with a four yard completion to Nate Davis . . . managed 10 receptions for 112 yards vs. Kent State . . . first career touchdown on a 30-yard catch vs. Navy . . . scored on a 21-yard reception at Akron . . . scored on a five-yard catch at Western Kentucky . . . tallied his fourth touchdown reception of the season vs. Eastern Michigan on a six-yard reception . . . fifth TD catch of the year vs. Central Michigan on an 11-yard pass play . . . named the co-recipient of Ball State’s John Hodge Award, which goes to the team’s most outstanding freshman .

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for Coach Jason Cross . . . also lettered four seasons in basketball and four in baseball . . . Football: Helped team to a 5-5 record as a senior and a 27-14 mark in his career . . . helped the Knights to the school’s first-ever playoff appearance and first-ever Northwest Conference Championship as a sophomore . . . three-time all-conference on defense and all-conference on offense as a sophomore and senior . . . Northwest Conference Player of the Year as a senior and Special Teams Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior . . . all-state second team as a senior . . . all-district as a senior after making second team as a sophomore and junior . . . named to Lima Dream Team as a senior . . . Crestview’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . managed 2,055 all-purpose yards and 146 points scored as a senior . . . rushed for 1,771 yards with 24 touchdowns as a senior plus passed for 977 yards with five TDs . . . managed 6,133 all-purpose yards in career . . . threw for 1,705 yards with 12 touchdowns in career . . . caught 75 passes for 1,103 yards and 12 scores in career . . . set single-game school records for rushing yards (377) and punt return touchdowns (2) . . . set single-season school records for receiving TDs (10), rushing yards (1,771), rushing TDs (24), points scored (146) and all-purpose yards (2,112) . . . set school career records for rushing yards (3,445), rushing TDs (39), touchdowns (56), points scored (338) and all-purpose yards (6,133) . . . Basketball: Earned four letters for Coach Jeremy Best . . . helped team to back-to-back district runner-up finishes as a sophomore and junior . . . helped team to conference title as a junior . . . Crestview Most Valuable Defensive Player as a sophomore and junior . . . Baseball: Earned four letters for Coach Jim Wharton . . . all-conference as a sophomore and junior . . . Northwest Conference Player of the Year as a junior . . . all-state second team and all-district as a junior . . . Crestview’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior.

PERSONAL: Son of Neal and Lori Orsbon . . . born Feb. 28, 1990, in Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . one brother . . . owns a 4.00 cumlative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale. . . managed a 4.0 grade-point average last fall . . . full name is Briggs Lynn Orsbon . . . married the former Courtney Springer in the summer of 2010. 

RUSHING gattyardstdlongavg/cavg/g
2008 14 3 9 0 12 3.0 0.6
2009 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 2 15 0 17 7.5 1.4
TOTAL 49 5 24 0 17 4.8 0.5
 
PASSING gcmp-att-intyardstdlongpctavg/pavg/geffic
2008 14 1-1-0 4 1 4 100.0 4.0 0.3 463.6
2009 12 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 12 0-1-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 1-1-0 27 0 27 100.0 27.0 2.5 326.8
TOTAL 49 2-3-0 31 1 27 66.7 10.3 0.6 263.5
 
TOTAL OFFENSE grushpasstotalavg/g
2008 14 9 4 13 0.9
2009 12 0 0 0 0.0
2010 12 0 0 0 0.0
2011 11 15 27 42 3.8
TOTAL 49 24 31 55 1.1
 
RECEIVING grecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2008 14 68 813 5 36 4.9 12.0 58.1
2009 12 51 461 1 34 4.2 9.0 38.4
2010 12 28 295 1 22 2.3 10.5 24.6
2011 11 57 553 4 28 5.2 9.7 50.3
TOTAL 49 204 2122 11 36 4.2 10.4 43.3
 
SCORING gtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2008 14 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 30 2.1
2009 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5
2010 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5
2011 11 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 24 2.2
TOTAL 49 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 66 1.3
 
PUNT RETURNS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 14 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.0
2009 12 8 28 0 15 3.5 2.3
2010 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 49 10 42 0 15 4.2 0.9
 
KICK RETURNS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 29 600 0 39 20.7 54.5
TOTAL 49 29 600 0 39 20.7 12.2
 
ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2008 14 9 813 14 0 0 836 59.7
2009 12 0 461 28 0 0 489 40.8
2010 12 0 295 0 0 0 295 24.6
2011 11 15 553 0 600 0 1168 106.2
TOTAL 49 24 2122 42 600 0 2788 56.9
 
TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2008 14 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2009 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
2011 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 1
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 12, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11
Touchdowns: 2, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11
Rush attempts: 1, 6 times
Rush yards: 17, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11 (1 carries)
Long rush: 17, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11
Pass attempts: 1, 4 times
Pass completions: 1, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 ; at Ohio, 10/15/11 ; Eastern Michigan, 10/25/08
Pass yards: 27, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 ; at Ohio, 10/15/11
Pass TDs: 1, Eastern Michigan, 10/25/08
Long pass: 27, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 ; at Ohio, 10/15/11
Receptions: 13, vs Buffalo, 12/5/08
Receiving yards: 141, vs Buffalo, 12/5/08 (13 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 2, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11
Long reception: 36, at Miami University, 11/11/08
Total offense attempts: 2, Eastern Michigan, 10/25/08 (1 rush,1 pass)
Total ofense yards: 27, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 (0 rush,27 pass); at Ohio, 10/15/11 (0 rush,27 pass)
All-purpose yards: 198, Buffalo, 9/17/11 ; Buffalo, Sep 17, 2011
Punt returns: 2, Toledo, 10/3/09 ; New Hampshire, 9/12/09 ; at Army, 9/19/09
Punt return yards: 16, New Hampshire, 9/12/09 (2 returns)
Long punt return: 15, New Hampshire, 9/12/09
Kick returns: 8, at Oklahoma, 10/1/11
Kick return yards: 148, at Oklahoma, 10/1/11 (8 returns)
Long kick return: 39, Buffalo, 9/17/11 ; Buffalo, Sep 17, 2011
Tackles: 1, 6 times
Blocked kicks: 1, Southeast Missouri, 9/2/10