Former North Miami Beach star E.J. Biggers had an impressive performance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday in their preseason opener against the Dolphins.
Following a shoulder injury last season that ended his rookie season after only one game, Biggers is hoping to have an impact this season.
"I just wanted to come in and make plays, do what the coaches ask me to do every day," Biggers said after the game. "I just try to be a part of this team."
Biggers, a Western Michigan grad, finished with a team-high four solo tackles, and recovered a fumble on a bad snap by the Dolphins in the second quarter that ended a Miami push into the Bucs' red zone.
"This is the first game back for me from a whole year off," Biggers said. "I felt pretty good out there. I felt comfortable but I haven't met my expectations."
Biggers also ended an earlier Dolphins drive when he brought down Ricky Williams in the backfield for a sox-yard loss on a third down screen pass.
Biggers was The Miami Herald's Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 while at NMB.
"I just want to get better every day," Biggers said. "I know I had some mistakes out there, I just got to grow from it. Go in there and correct them with my coaches. Accept the criticism and, like I said, learn from it every day."