Two former Jets were named finalists for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Verlon Biggs and Winston Hill were named finalists for the Class of 2021. Biggs played college football at Jackson State University from 1962-1965, while Hill played his college ball at Texas Southern University from 1960-1963.
Biggs was picked by the Jets in the third round of the 1965 AFL Draft. He was with the Jets from 1965-1970 before finishing out the last few years of his career with Washington. As a Jet, Biggs was a three-time Pro Bowler and was part of the Jets’ Super Bowl III team.