Cincinnati Bengals Select KU's Briscoe in Sixth Round of NFL Draft
April 24, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe became the third Jayhawk selected in the 2010 NFL draft Saturday as the Cincinnati Bengals chose him 22nd in the sixth round. Briscoe was the 191st player drafted overall.
In 2009, the 6-3, 202 lb. junior from Dallas, Texas, was named to The Sporting News All-America Third Team and the All-Big 12 First Team. In addition, Briscoe was a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and was on the Maxwell Award Watch List. He set school records for career receiving yards (3,240), career 100-yard receiving games (14), season 100-yard receiving games (seven in 2009), career touchdown receptions (31) and season all-purpose yardage (1,788 in 2009).
In Briscoe’s junior season, he was ranked fifth in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (121.55) and ninth in receptions per game (7.64) while also being listed 13th in all-purpose yards (162.55) and 83rd in kickoff returns (22.74). He caught 84 passes for 1,337 yards and nine touchdowns, had seven 100-yard games, including 186 vs. Iowa State and 181 at Texas Tech. He declared for the draft after his junior season.
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted KU’s Anthony Collins in 2008, making him the seventh Jayhawk picked by the franchise since 1971. Previous Kansas players include Rod Jones (1996), David Verser (1981), Kirby Criswell (1980), Tom Dinkel (1978), Steve Conley (1972) and Steve Lawson (1971).
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