Briscoe, Stuckey named preseason all-Americans

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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.