Reesing And Meier To Play In East-West Shrine Game

Dec. 18, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas football fans will hopefully get one more chance to see quarterback Todd Reesing throw passes to wide receiver Kerry Meier, as the duo have accepted invitations to play in the East-West Shrine Football Game Jan. 23.

The pair join KU safety Darrell Stuckey, who was already named a participant in the contest, to make a total of three Jayhawks in the game that will take place at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. and be televised on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. Central.

Reesing, Meier and Stuckey will play for the West team, which will be coached by Marty Schottenheimer, who coached in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers.

Reesing and Meier will forever be linked as one of the greatest quarterback/wide receiver connections in Kansas history.

A native of Austin, Texas, Reesing established nearly every KU career, season and single-game passing record in his four-year career. In 2009, Reesing led the Big 12 in total offense (311.2 ypg) and was second in passing (301.3 ypg) before being named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. In his final game in a KU uniform, Reesing threw for a school record 498 yards and four touchdowns. He leaves KU with the top three seasons in most statistical categories while shattering career records in nearly every listing as well.

Meier, a native of Pittsburg, Kan., caught a school-record 102 passes for 985 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. Meier ranked fourth in the NCAA in receptions per game (8.5) and 25th in receiving yards per game (82.08). He also set KU records for career receptions (226) and single-game receptions (16 vs. Iowa State).

“It’s a huge honor to be invited to play with some of the best college players across the nation,” Reesing said. “Personally, it’s a great opportunity to go showcase my ability in front of NFL teams. It’s icing on the top that Darrell, Kerry and I are going to be there together. Hopefully, I get a chance to throw some more passes to Kerry because that would definitely be familiar territory for me. It’s a great opportunity for all three of us to go out there one more time together and see what we can do and I’m looking forward to it.”

For more information on the East-West Shrine game, go to the official site here.