Jayhawk Insider: Todd Reesing's top-5 plays, according to him

LAWRENCE, Kan. – In honor of Kansas great Todd Reesing being inducted into the KU Football Ring of Honor on Saturday, September 15 when the Jayhawks take on Rutgers, “The Gunslinger” himself picked his five favorite plays from his career. This is them:

No. 5 // October 28, 2006

Making his collegiate debut in the middle of the season his freshman year, Reesing showed Jayhawk Nation a glimpse of what was to come in the near future. The rookie ended the game with 106 yards passing and two touchdowns, completing 7-of-11 attempts and netted 90 yards rushing and one touchdown. A large chunk of his rushing yards – 63 to be exact – came on this run, which would end up being the longest run of his Jayhawk career. KU went on to beat Colorado 20-15.

Todd Reesing 63-yard run vs. Colorado from Kansas Athletics on Vimeo.

Still blows me away that my longest run of my career came in my first game. The fact that I couldn’t get two more yards for the score still kills me.

— Todd Reesing (@reesing_todd) September 10, 2018

No. 4 // September 20, 2008

In a 38-14 win over Sam Houston State on his 21st birthday, Reesing racked up 356 yards passing and two touchdowns on a 23-for-38 effort and notched 17 yards on the ground and one score. This play ended up being No. 1 on SportsCenter’s top-10 the next morning.

Reesing to Briscoe vs. Sam Houston State from Kansas Athletics on Vimeo.

On my 21st birthday and #1 play on the ESPN Top 10. Always loved that juke and the crow hop into the pass. One hell of a way to celebrate a birthday!!

— Todd Reesing (@reesing_todd) September 11, 2018

No. 3 // December 31, 2008

On the first play from scrimmage in the Insight Bowl, Reesing found Dezmon Briscoe streaking down the sideline and connected for a 60-yard score. The throw was the first of 27 completions (27-for-35) and four touchdowns in the game for Reesing. He finished the game with 313 passing yards and 38 rushing yards. KU beat Minnesota, 42-21.

Reesing to Briscoe vs. Minnesota in the Insight Bowl from Kansas Athletics on Vimeo.

I said all week we were going deep early… https://t.co/dbzt5hq3yA

— Todd Reesing (@reesing_todd) September 12, 2018

No. 2 // November 8, 2008

Although the Jayhawks were unable to top Nebraska in the game, Reesing threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 35 yards and another score. Looking like he was going to be sacked, Reesing bounced off the Nebraska defender, stayed up and found Kerry Meier for the touchdown.

Reesing to Meier vs. Nebraska from Kansas Athletics on Vimeo.

This is probably my favorite play of all time. That CB thought he could just knock me down and not wrap up. I had other plans….for 6.

— Todd Reesing (@reesing_todd) September 13, 2018

No. 1 // November 29, 2008

The play that has come to be known simply as “The pass” among the Kansas faithful. On fourth-and-7 from the 26, down 37-33 with under a minute to play, Reesing stepped up in the pocket and floated a pass to Kerry Meier for a touchdown and the lead. Kansas held on to beat Missouri 40-37 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Reesing to Meier vs. Missouri from Kansas Athletics on Vimeo.

Don’t miss Reesing being inducted into the Kansas Football Ring of Honor on Saturday. Tickets are available at KUTickets.com.




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