Tight End Biere Receives College Football Performance Weekly Award

Oct. 9, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior tight end Tim Biere has been honored by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA), being named the National Tight End Performer of the Week Sunday.

The 6-foot-4 senior from Omaha, Neb., recorded career bests in catches (seven) and receiving yards (93), to go along with his first touchdown of the season in KU’s loss to No. 6 Oklahoma State.

Biere’s 19 catches this season match his season total from a year ago, while his 235 receiving yards this season are a career high. He was named to the CFPA Preseason Watch List in July.

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 (2-3 overall, 0-2 in Big 12) will host No. 1/3 Oklahoma Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2. It will mark KU’s first game against a No. 1-ranked team since it faced Nebraska in 1997.