Briscoe And Meier Named To Biletnikoff Award List

Aug. 11, 2009

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas wide receivers Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier were both named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award it was announced on Tuesday. The duo was the only pair of teammates to make the list.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The award is given annually to the nation’s top wide receiver. Last year Meier was one of 10 candidates named late in the season for the award, which eventually was won by Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech.

Meier, a senior from Pittsburg, Kan., established a school single-season record with 97 receptions, which he turned into 1,045 yards and eight touchdowns last season. The 2008 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection heads into the 2009 season as the nation’s second-leading returning wide receiver by receptions (7.46 per game).

Meier had five 100-yard receiving games in 2008. He and Briscoe share the school single-game reception record as Meier had 14 vs. Missouri and Briscoe had 14 vs. Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.

Briscoe, a junior from Dallas, Texas, heads into 2009 as the nation’s second-leading returning wide receiver by yards (108.23 per game last year). Last season Briscoe set school single-season records with 1,407 yards and 15 touchdowns, while pulling in 92 balls.

Briscoe earned All-Big 12 Second Team and SI.com All-America Honorable Mention honors last year. His 269 yards at Oklahoma were the most in a game in the nation in 2008. He also had seven 100-yard receiving games on the year.

In 2008 the duo accomplished several feats including:

  • One of only two sets of wide receivers in the country to both have at least 90 receptions.
  • One of only five sets of wide receivers in the country to both have at least 1,000 yards.
  • Their combined 189 receptions were tied for third in the nation for a pair of teammates.
  • Their combined 2,452 receiving yards were third in the nation for a pair of teammates.