Dezmon Briscoe Breaking Records and Bringing KU to Victory
Oct. 10, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan.– –
Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe never ceases to amaze his fans, teammates and coaches. On Saturday when the No. 16 ranked Jayhawks defeated Iowa State 41- 36, he managed to re-break some of his own records and set some new ones while he was at it.
Briscoe now holds the school record for career receiving yards with a total of 2,420. This record was set by KU great Willie Vaughn back in 1988-1985 with 2,226 yards.
One of the plays that pushed Briscoe to his record occurred in the fourth quarter when quarterback Todd Reesing threw a long pass in the wind and Briscoe ran underneath for an impressive, diving 46-yard touchdown catch.
“Briscoe had time to get behind the safety and he made a fantastic catch,” said Jayhawk Head Coach Mark Mangino.
He is also second in the KU record books for career receptions with 165, right behind his teammate Kerry Meier, who holds the number one position with 167.
“I think those two guys working together, in addition to Tim (Biere), John (Wilson) and Bradley (McDougald) who get overshadowed a little by how good Briscoe and Meier are,” said KU quarterback Todd Reesing. “I don’t think you can find a duo as good as them, but if you say they do I would challenge and say they are not.”
Briscoe improved his own school record for most 100-yard receiving games in a career. He currently has 10, including seven in the last eight games. He finished the KU vs. Iowa State game with 186 yards total.
Briscoe also moved up in the Big 12 charts. His touchdowns receptions today gave him a career total of 25, bringing him to ninth place. However, he is currently in first place in the KU record books.
In the end of the game Briscoe finished with 12 receptions, two touchdowns, 142 yards receiving and more career bests.
“Those are the kinds of plays we except from him and that’s the kind of stuff he expects from himself,” Reesing said.
Look for Briscoe to improve on these records next Saturday Oct. 17 when the Jayhawk go on the road to Bolder, Colo.