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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Briscoe, Meier named to Biletnikoff list

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Kansas University receivers Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier were among the 37 players named this week to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top receiver.

The pair marked the only same-team duo to be named to the list.

As a junior last season, Meier was one of 10 semi-finalists for the award after catching a school-record 97 passes for 1,045 yards and eight touchdowns in his first year as a full-time receiver. Briscoe, who recently rejoined the KU program after a lengthy suspension during the spring, set school marks in both receiving yards (1,407) and touchdowns (15), while finishing with 92 receptions as a sophomore in '08.

One of the country's most potent receiving pairs, Briscoe and Meier's combined 189 receptions were tied for third in the nation for a pair of teammates, while their 2,452 receiving yards also tied for third.

Comments

jayhwx3003 10 years, 5 months ago

great news and good luck to both. Does anyone know if there has ever been a pair of receivers from the same team being finalists for the same award??

tulsahawkfan 10 years, 5 months ago

Last year Arizona, BYU, USC, Ole Miss, Oklahoma St, Penn St and maybe more had two and Florida had 4. I bet USC, Oklahoma, Florida etc have multiples nearly every year.

Daniel Rojas 10 years, 5 months ago

Ya....but this year were the only school with 2, thats pretty cool!!!!

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 5 months ago

tulsa,

I think that 3003 was looking ahead to the possibility of both receivers being selected as finalists. It has got to be very difficult for two players on the same team at the same position to be among the top 4 or 5 in the country at their position. It would almost have to be a school that puts up unreal passing numbers.

I am surprised that Meier was a semi-finalist while Briscoe was not. It's hard to look at both and say which one is a better receiver. Kerry has the better hands, and may run better routes which is why he had more catches. But Briscoe is the deep threat. The home-run hitter. He will turn a 5 and out into a 60 yd TD, or he'll beat his man on a fly pattern and cash in a 50 yd pass.

It will be interesting to see Meier's improvement this year considering all the hard work he has put in. It sounds like Briscoe really missed out on an opportunity to work out with his teammates and get bigger and stronger. It wouldn't hurt him to put a little more muscle on his frame before he heads off to the NFL.

Dirk Medema 10 years, 5 months ago

Personally, I hope their #'s diminish a bit this year (80's?) but that Wilson, Steward, and others more than make up for it. It would be nice to spread the wealth a bit more, especially for breaking in a few underclassmen to prep for '10.

Same thing for QB. Hopefully, we get out to big early leads in the ooc games so Pick can get some game reps.

jayhwx3003 10 years, 5 months ago

plastic is right, i was wondering about finalists, not semi or players named with a good chance of receiving it so i did some research and since the award was first presented in 94, there are always 3 finalists. No school has had more than one finalist at the end of that given season. Maybe our boys can change that however, you never know. Crabtree was the first to win it two consecutive years. Maybe Briscoe and Meier will be the first tandem to be named finalists. I highly doubt it though but one can hope.

Here's the link if anyone wants to check it out just click on past winners http://www.biletnikoffaward.com/

gardenjay 10 years, 5 months ago

I love the whole receiver corps. I think Jonathan should be on this list as well, and that he may have been left off because the Biletnikoff Committee members were afraid of giving Kansas the three listings it deserved.

KGphoto 10 years, 5 months ago

Biletnikoff originally designed the trophy as an ashtray.

Speaking of smoking, tulsahawkfan what are you smoking? Could you list all those players, starting with Arizona, and ending with all 4 Florida receivers?

KGphoto 10 years, 5 months ago

And if USC, Oklahoma and Florida are having multiples every year, they would have been guests hosts on The View by now.

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