Biere, Patterson Named to Performance Awards Watch List

July 5, 2011


Kansas senior tight end Tim Biere and junior wide receiver/punt returner Daymond Patterson have been named to the 2011 College Football Performance Awards Watch List. Biere is one of 38 tight ends named to the list, while Patterson is one of 33 punt returners up for Performance Awards, which honor the top players at each position in the College Football Bowl Subdivision at the end of the season.

Biere, a 6-foot-4 senior from Omaha, Neb., started 11 of 12 games at tight end last season. He caught 19 passes for 228 yards and led the Jayhawks with four touchdown receptions. Biere was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List in 2010 and earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors for the second-straight season. He caught at least one pass in 11 of KU’s 12 games and recorded touchdowns against No. 15 Georgia Tech, New Mexico State, Texas A&M and No. 12 Oklahoma State.

Patterson, a 5-foot-10 junior from Mesquite, Texas, returned 13 punts for a 3.8 yards per return average and also caught 60 passes for 487 yards and two touchdowns. The junior was named Academic All-Big 12 for the first time in his career and was tabbed KU’s Offensive Performer of the Week on three separate occasions. Patterson caught at least one pass in every game and had a season-best eight catches for 75 yards in the win over Colorado on Nov. 6.

The College Football Performance Awards are selected each year by a panel that uses a scientific ranking system which measures how an individual player increases the effectiveness of his team.

Kansas will open the 2011 season on Sept. 3 when it hosts McNeese State at Memorial Stadium.