Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Briscoe, Stuckey named preseason all-Americans


Kansas University football players Dezmon Briscoe and Darrell Stuckey have been named to Phil Steele's preseason all-American teams, it was announced Tuesday.

Briscoe, a junior wide receiver out of Dallas, was named to the magazine's third team, while Stuckey, a senior safety from Kansas City, earned fourth-team honors. Both also appear on the publication's all-Big 12 first team.

Seven other Jayhawks players earned all-conference mentions, including second-team selections Kerry Meier (wide receiver) and Daymond Patterson (punt returner), third-team selections Jake Sharp (running back), Jeff Spikes (offensive tackle) and Jake Laptad (defensive end) and fourth-team picks Caleb Blakesley (defensive tackle) and Alonso Rojas (punter).

Briscoe, who recently returned to the team following a suspension that lasted throughout much of the spring, recorded school records in both receiving yards (1,407) and touchdown receptions (15) in 2008. Stuckey was the team's lone first-team all-Big 12 player last season, meanwhile, after finishing with 98 tackles, five interceptions and seven pass break-ups.


osagefire209 10 years, 11 months ago

So Todd Reesing is not a all big 12 type of player or what this is bull crap, He will be first team all American at the end of the season

patton6 10 years, 11 months ago

That is one hideous avatar. Why sully a beautiful Jayhawk like that?!

sdoyel 10 years, 11 months ago

The same Phil Steele that picked KU to finish 4th in the North? BEHIND Colorado and K-State? The same Steele who doesn't have KU in his top-50?

Take that for what it's worth.

Rivethead 10 years, 11 months ago

A copy of Phil's rag should be strategically placed in each player's locker at the beginning of this season.........

Jaminrawk 10 years, 11 months ago

It would seem that hyped up kid at Baylor seems to be stealing some of Reesing's spotlight. I can see putting McCoy and Bradford over Reesing simply becauyse they have obviously produced, but come on, how is Reesing not 3rd team all-Big XII?

markster956 10 years, 11 months ago

Phil Steele hates QBs that win bowl games

Jim Baker 10 years, 11 months ago

No accolades for TR...despite being everyone's choice for team MVP. A travesty.

MitchumMan 10 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations to Briscoe and Stuckey! It’s always nice to see Jayhawks getting some spotlight.

As far as Todd Reesing, he has always had his doubters. I mean he had to market himself to schools for crying out loud! But he’ll get his chance to go head to head against the top 2 in the Big 12 so hopefully he’ll prove he belongs.

William James 10 years, 11 months ago

He has already proved he belongs! How many bowl victories has Sam Bradford led OU to? 2 less than Todd Reesing has led KANSAS to.

KU 10 years, 11 months ago

We have the skill positions to compete in the Big 12. The question is going to be whether our linemen on both sides of the ball can develop into all-conference level performers. You can't win in this league getting hammered in the trenches. NU, UT and TT all demolished KU's lines last fall.

jayhawker85 10 years, 11 months ago

Phil Steele is the same guy that picked KU to finish 4th in the Big 12... That's all I'm taking from this.

djgratt59 10 years, 11 months ago

Ressing is already a Legend.

It was that game last season at Arrowhead with time runing out and KU losing and I see on my TV a graceful floating football tossed with pefect arc and trajectory (Newton) fall into Meier's arms who sprinted into the endzone and I thought I was watching Texas or LSU or USC and NO I'm watching KANSAS!

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