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Lamar Briggs enters his third season as a member of the Jackson State baseball team.
During the 2016 season, Briggs played in 28 games with 26 starts. He maintained a .289 batting average with 90 at-bats, 17 runs, 26 hits (five doubles, three triples, and two home runs) for 20 RBIs, 43 total bases, and a .478 slugging percentage. At the plate, he was issued nine walks and two hit-by-pitches for a .359 on-base percentage. He has recorded five stolen bases on seven attempts and has tallied 15 putouts and 22 assists for a .881 fielding percentage.
On the team, Briggs ranks tenth in RBIs, eighth in doubles, fourth in triples, ninth in total bases, seventh in stolen bases, 10th in at-bats, ninth in game starts, and sixth in assists.
Briggs was named to the 2016 All-SWAC Preseason First Team.
Briggs appeared in 45 games with 154 at-bats. He recorded 39 runs on 47 hits for a .305 batting average. He tallied 10 doubles, 3 triples, 63 total bases for a .409 slug pct. He also recorded 32 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. He ranked fourth on the team in runs scored, fifth in RBIs, fifth in doubles, and first in triples.
He joined the Jackson State baseball team after graduating from Davidson Day School in Davidson, NC. While at Davidson, Lamar was a member of the Patriots baseball, football and basketball teams.He was named to the All-Conference and All-State teams for baseball all four years; he was the 2013 Conference player of the year, 2013 and 2014 Male Athlete of the Year, and All-State in football for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Batting averages for his junior and senior seasons were .542 and .452.
Lamar is the second child of Andre and Maria Briggs. He has one older sister, LaQuonya Briggs.