Career Honors: 2011: Named to the Phil Steele Midseason All-Big 12 First Team and to the Mackey Award Midseason List … Tabbed National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards on Oct. 11 … Named captain prior to season. 2010: Academic All-Big 12 First Team; John Mackey Award Watch List, KU tight end of the year; KU Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Texas A&M) … 2009: Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2011 (Sr.) Played in 11 games, making ten starts at tight end … Made career-high seven catches for 93 yards and a touchdown at Oklahoma State … His 93 yards included a career-long 35-yard reception … Recorded four catches twice this season, against Northern Illinois and Texas Tech … Tallied 49 yards against NIU, which marked his third-highest single-game total … Had three grabs for 40 yards at Georgia Tech, including a 28-yarder … Recorded three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown against Baylor … His touchdown was a 25-yard grab in overtime against the Bears … Made at least three catches in six of 11 games.
2010 (Jr.): Was named to the John Mackey Tight End Award Watch List early in the year… Selected KU tight end of the year… Named KU offensive player of the week vs. Texas A&M… Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors… KU[apos]s regular tight end, starting 11 of 12 games on the year (KU went with a four wide receiver set against Iowa State)… Tied for third on the team with 19 receptions for 228 yards… Led the team with four touchdown catches… Touchdown grabs came against Georgia Tech, New Mexico State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State… Best game was four for 67 yards against Texas A&M… Had two catches in five other games… Caught at least one pass in all but the Nebraska game.
2009 (So.): Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team recognition… The team[apos]s top tight end, starting five of 10 games on the year (missed the UTEP and Duke games due to injury)… Caught at least one pass in eight of his 10 games… Top game was three receptions for 53 yards vs. Iowa State… Had three catches for 17 yards at Texas… Finished the season with two catches for 49 yards, including a career-long 33-yard reception vs. Missouri.
2008 (Fr.): One of eight true freshmen who played during the year… Was the team[apos]s main tight end starting two games (Texas Tech and Missouri) when the Jayhawks used that position on the first play… Had six receptions for 65 yards… First collegiate catch came at South Florida… Had a season-best two receptions for 26 yards vs. Colorado, including his season-long 23-yarder… Had a nine-yard reception in the Insight Bowl.
High School: Was an all-super state first team selection in 2007… Was an all-state defensive back by the Omaha World Herald… Also earned all-metro honors… Was a Nike Camp MVP… As a senior he was second on the team in tackles with 96… Had three interceptions on defense… On the offensive side of the ball he had 21 catches, including four for touchdowns as a tight end… As a junior he had 29 catches for 456 yards and nine touchdowns… Also recorded 70 tackles, including 16 for loss… For his career, he pulled in 50 passes for 759 yards and 13 touchdowns… Defensively, he had 166 tackles and three interceptions… Also lettered in basketball and baseball… Earned all-state second team honors in baseball as a junior… Football team was state runner-up his junior year… Baseball team won state title in 2006.
Personal: Born in Omaha, Neb… Major is marketing with a political science minor… Hobbies include reading, playing video games, hanging out, sleeping and eating… Son of Dan and Ann Biere… Has one brother.