KU's Briscoe And Stuckey Named To Preseason All-Big 12 Team

July 24, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe and safety Darrell Stuckey were named to the 2009 Media Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team it was announced by the league office on Friday.

Briscoe, a junior, was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2008. He heads into 2009 as the nation’s second-leading returning wide receiver based on receiving yards. Last year the Dallas, Texas native recorded 108.23 yards per game as he had 92 catches for 1,407 yards and 15 touchdowns. Both his yardage total and touchdown numbers were school single-season records.

Stuckey, a senior, was KU’s lone All-Big 12 First Team selection a year ago. He recorded 98 tackles, five interceptions, seven passes broken up, two fumbles forced and one fumble recovery last year. Stuckey led the team in interceptions and was second in tackles and passes broken up. His 12 passes defended (seven breakups and five interceptions) tied for the team lead.

Darrell Stuckey was an All-Big 12 First Team selection in 2008.

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford was named the preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year. Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor was selected as the Newcomer of the Year.

The annual Big 12 Football Media Days will be held in Irving, Texas, July 27-29 with Kansas taking part on Tuesday, July 28. Live video coverage will be featured each day on Big12Sports.com.

Kansas football ticket information can be found at www.kuathletics.com. The Jayhawks open the season hosting Northern Colorado on Sept. 5.

2009 Media Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team


Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown

WR Dez Bryant1 Oklahoma State 6-2 215 Jr/2L Lufkin, Texas

TE Jermaine Gresham1 Oklahoma 6-6 258 Sr/3L Ardmore, Okla.

OL Russell Okung1 Oklahoma State 6-6 305 Sr/3L Fort Bend, Texas

OL Trent Williams1 Oklahoma 6-5 318 Sr/3L Longview, Texas

C Chris Hall2 Texas 6-4 295 Sr/3L Irving, Texas

OL Adam Ulatoski1 Texas 6-6 310 Sr/3L Southlake, Texas

OL Brandon Carter Texas Tech 6-7 354 Sr/3L Longview, Texas

WR Dezmon Briscoe2 Kansas 6-3 202 Jr/2L Dallas, Texas

QB Sam Bradford1 Oklahoma 6-4 223 Jr/2L Oklahoma City, Okla.

RB Kendall Hunter1 Oklahoma State 5-8 190 Jr/2L Tyler, Texas

RB DeMarco Murray^1 Oklahoma 6-1 214 Jr/2L Las Vegas, Nev.

PK Alex Henery Nebraska 6-2 175 Jr/2L Omaha, Neb.

KR Perrish Cox Oklahoma State 6-0 195 Sr/3L Waco, Texas


Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown

DL Ndamukong Suh2 Nebraska 6-4 300 Sr/3L Portland, Ore.

DL Gerald McCoy1 Oklahoma 6-4 297 Jr/2L Oklahoma City, Okla.

DL Jeremy Beal2 Oklahoma 6-3 261 Jr/2L Carrollton, Texas

DL Sergio Kindle Texas 6-4 255 Sr/3L Dallas, Texas

LB Sean Weatherspoon^1 Missouri 6-2 245 Sr/3L Jasper, Texas

LB Joe Pawelek^1 Baylor 6-2 240 Sr/3L San Antonio, Texas

LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma 6-2 232 So/1L San Antonio, Texas

DB Darrell Stuckey1 Kansas 6-1 205 Sr/3L Kansas City, Kan.

DB Jordan Lake^1 Baylor 6-1 215 Sr/3L Houston, Texas

DB Dominique Franks2 Oklahoma 6-0 192 Jr/2L Tulsa, Okla.

DB Earl Thomas Texas 5-10 197 So/1L Orange, Texas

P Derek Epperson Baylor 6-3 235 Jr/2L Southlake, Texas

PR Dez Bryant1 Oklahoma State 6-2 215 Jr/2L Lufkin, Texas

^ 2008 Preseason Team

1 2008 All-Big 12 First Team selection

2 2008 All-Big 12 Second Team selection

Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (QB, 6-4, 223, Jr/2L, Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Defensive Player of the Year: Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (DT, 6-4, 300, Sr/3L, Portland, Ore.)

Newcomer of the Year: Phil Taylor, Baylor (DT, 6-4, 355, Jr/TR, Clinton, Md.)