Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe was named All-Big 12 First Team, leading a group of seven Jayhawks who earned conference football postseason honors announced by the league office Tuesday.
The teams are selected by the league coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.
Briscoe was the only Jayhawk named first team, while fellow wide receiver Kerry Meier was tabbed second team. KU had five honorable mention selections in offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson, defensive end Jake Laptad, quarterback Todd Reesing, punter Alonso Rojas and safety Darrell Stuckey.
Briscoe, a 6-3, 202-pound junior from Dallas, Texas, caught 84 passes for 1,337 yards and nine touchdowns this season. His 84 catches were the fourth most in a season in school history, while the 1,337 yards were second to the 1,407 he had in 2008.
Through games of Nov. 28, Briscoe is ranked fifth in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (121.55) and eighth in receptions per game (7.64). He is also 13th in all-purpose yardage (162.55).
He closed the season with 14 receptions for 242 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri Saturday. The 14 receptions tied for the second most in a game by a Jayhawk, while the 242 yards were second only to his 269 at Oklahoma in 2008.
This season Briscoe set school records for receptions in a game by a junior (14 vs. Missouri), career receiving yards (3,240), most yards in a season by a junior (1,337) and most yards in a game by a junior (242 vs. Missouri).
Briscoe was a 2008 All-Big 12 Second Team selection as a sophomore.
Meier, a 6-3, 221-pound senior from Pittsburg, Kan., caught 102 passes for 985 yards and eight touchdowns. The 102 receptions were a school record, while the 985 yards were the seventh most in school history.
Meier, who was a 2008 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick, ranks fourth in the NCAA in receptions (8.50) and 25th in receiving yards per game (82.08). This year he set KU records for career receptions (226), season receptions (102), season receptions by a senior (102), single-game receptions (16 vs. Iowa State) and single-game receptions by a senior (16 vs. Iowa State).
He ranks second at KU in career receiving yards (2,309) behind only Briscoe.
Hawkinson, a 6-6, 285-pound redshirt freshman from McPherson, Kan., manned the left tackle spot in all 12 games in his first year on the field. He came to KU as a tight end where he spent most of his redshirt year, then spent time on the defensive line before finding a home on the offensive line in 2009.
Laptad, a 6-5, 258-pound junior from Tulsa, Okla., was named Honorable Mention for the second-straight year. He led KU defensive linemen with 49 tackles, while leading the team with 12 tackles for loss, including a team-best 6.5 sacks. His six quarterback hurries were third on the team, while his two forced fumbles were second.
Laptad started the season being involved in a sack in each of the first four games and in six of the first eight contests. He tied for 61st in the NCAA in sacks and tied for 66th in tackles for loss.
Reesing, a 5-11, 200-pound senior from Austin, Texas, established nearly every KU career, season and single-game passing record in his storied career. Reesing was recognized by the league coaches for the second time as he was a second-team selection in 2007.
This year Reesing leads the Big 12 in total offense (311.2) and is second in passing (301.3). Nationally, Reesing is fourth in total offense and seventh in passing yards.
Among active players in the country Reesing ranks third in career passing yards per game (273.0), fourth in total yards per game (288.8) and fifth in touchdowns responsible for (105).
In his final game in a KU uniform, he threw for a school-record 498 yards and four touchdowns, on a record-tying 37 completions against Missouri.
He leaves KU with the top three seasons in most statistical categories, while shattering career records in nearly every listing as well.
Rojas, a 6-3, 220-pound junior from Miami, Fla., had a great year punting for KU. He posted a 41.3 average with eight 50-plus yard punts, including a 72-yarder at Texas Tech. He also placed 16 of his 51 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Stuckey, a 6-1, 205-pounder from Kansas City, Kan., was recognized by the league coaches for the third-straight year. He was an honorable mention selection in 2007 before garnering first-team honors in 2008.
Stuckey became the first non-linebacker to lead the team in tackles since defensive back Carl Nesmith had a team-best 103 stops in 2000. Stuckey registered 93 tackles in 12 games after making 98 stops in 13 games in 2008.
For his career Stuckey recorded 295 tackles, the second most by a defensive back in school history (LeRoy Irvin had 347), and his eight career interceptions tied for 10th on the KU list.
Stuckey's career numbers include 11 tackles for loss, 18 passes broken up, four fumble recoveries and three fumbles forced.
2009 INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
|Coach of the Year||Mack Brown, Texas|
|Offensive Lineman of the Year||Russell Okung, Oklahoma State|
|Defensive Lineman of the Year||Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska|
|Offensive Freshman of the Year||Christine Michael, Texas A&M|
|Defensive Freshman of the Year||Aldon Smith, Missouri|
|Special Teams Player of the Year||Brandon Banks, Kansas State|
|Defensive Newcomer of the Year||David Sims, Iowa State|
|Offensive Newcomer of the Year||Daniel Thomas, Kansas State|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska|
|Offensive Player of the Year||Colt McCoy, Texas|
2009 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM
|QB||Colt McCoy **||Texas||Sr.||Tuscola, Texas/Jim Ned|
|RB||Daniel Thomas||Kansas State||Jr.||Hilliard, Fla./NW Mississippi CC|
|RB||Keith Toston||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Angleton, Texas/Angleton|
|FB||Bryant Ward||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater|
|WR||Jordan Shipley||Texas||Sr.||Burnet, Texas/Burnet|
|WR||Danario Alexander||Missouri||Sr.||Marlin, Texas/Marlin|
|WR||Dezmon Briscoe||Kansas||Jr.||Dallas, Texas/Cedar Hill|
|TE||Jeron Mastrud||Kansas State||Sr.||Beaverton, Ore./Southridge|
|OL||Russell Okung ^||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Houston, Texas/Bush|
|OL||Trent Williams ^||Oklahoma||Sr.||Longview, Texas/Longview|
|OL||Nick Stringer||Kansas State||Sr.||Topeka, Kan./Hayden|
|OL||Brandon Carter||Texas Tech||Sr.||Longview, Texas/Spring Hill|
|OL||Nate Solder||Colorado||Jr.||Buena Vista, Colo./Buena Vista|
|PK||Grant Ressel||Missouri||So.||Jackson, Mo./Jackson|
|KR/PR||Brandon Banks||Kansas State||Sr.||Garner, N.C./Bakersfield College|
|DL||Ndamukong Suh **||Nebraska||Sr.||Portland, Ore./Grant|
|DL||Gerald McCoy ^||Oklahoma||Jr.||Oklahoma City, Okla./Southeast|
|DL||Von Miller||Texas A&M||Jr.||DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto|
|DL||Brandon Sharpe||Texas Tech||Sr.||Lyons, Ga./Fresno City CC|
|DL||Jared Crick||Nebraska||So.||Cozad, Neb./Cozad|
|LB||Sean Weatherspoon ^||Missouri||Sr.||Jasper, Texas/Jasper|
|LB||Jesse Smith||Iowa State||Sr.||Altoona, Iowa/Southeast Polk|
|LB||Travis Lewis||Oklahoma||So.||San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee|
|DB||Earl Thomas||Texas||So.||Orange, Texas/West Orange Stark|
|DB||Perrish Cox||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Waco, Texas/University|
|DB||Dominique Franks||Oklahoma||Jr.||Tulsa, Okla./Union|
|DB||Prince Amukamara||Nebraska||Jr.||Glendale, Ariz./Apollo|
|DB||Larry Asante||Nebraska||Sr.||Alexandria, Va./Hayfield/Coffeyville CC|
|P||Derek Epperson||Baylor||Jr.||Southlake, Texas/Keller|
** - Unanimous Selection
^ - Repeat first team selection from last season.
2009 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM
|QB||Jerrod Johnson||Texas A&M||Jr.||Humble, Texas/Humble|
|RB||Roy Helu Jr.||Nebraska||Jr.||Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley|
|RB||DeMarco Murray||Oklahoma||Jr.||Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman|
|FB||Jamie McCoy||Texas A&M||Sr.||Midland, Texas/Lee|
|WR||Ryan Broyles||Oklahoma||So.||Norman, Okla./Norman|
|WR||Kerry Meier||Kansas||Sr.||Pittsburg, Kan./Pittsburg|
|WR||Brandon Banks||Kansas State||Sr.||Garner, N.C./Bakersfield College|
|TE||Riar Geer||Colorado||Sr.||Grand Junction, Colo./Fruita-Monument|
|OL||J.D. Walton||Baylor||Sr.||Allen, Texas/Allen/Arizona State|
|OL||Chris Hall #||Texas||Sr.||Irving, Texas/Irving|
|OL||Kurtis Gregory #||Missouri||Sr.||Blackburn, Mo./Santa Fe|
|OL||Adam Ulatoski||Texas||Sr.||Southlake, Texas/Carroll|
|OL||Brody Eldridge||Oklahoma||Sr.||La Cygne, Kan./Prairie View|
|OL||Lee Grimes||Texas A&M||Sr.||Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood|
|PK||Alex Henery||Nebraska||Jr.||Omaha, Neb./Burke|
|KR/PR||Perrish Cox||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Waco, Texas/University|
|DL||Sergio Kindle||Texas||Sr.||Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson|
|DL||Lamarr Houston||Texas||Sr.||Colorado Springs, Colo./Doherty|
|DL||Jeremy Beal #||Oklahoma||Jr.||Carrollton, Texas/Creekview|
|DL||Jaron Baston||Missouri||Sr.||Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs|
|DL||Daniel Howard||Texas Tech||Sr.||Wichita, Kan./Butler County CC|
|LB||Joe Pawelek||Baylor||Sr.||San Antonio, Texas/Smithson Valley|
|LB||Roddrick Muckelroy||Texas||Sr.||Hallsville, Texas/Hallsville|
|LB||Phillip Dillard||Nebraska||Sr.||Tulsa, Okla./Jenks|
|DB||Jamar Wall||Texas Tech||Sr.||Plainview, Texas/Planview|
|DB||Quinton Carter||Oklahoma||Jr.||Las Vegas, Nev./Cheyenne|
|DB||Brian Jackson||Oklahoma||Sr.||De Soto, Texas/De Soto|
|DB||Jordan Lake||Baylor||Sr.||Houston, Texas/Memorial|
|DB||Cha'pelle Brown||Colorado||Sr.||La Puente, Calif./Los Altos|
|DB||Trent Hunter||Texas A&M||So.||Katy, Texas/Katy|
|P||Tress Way||Oklahoma||Fr.||Tulsa, Okla./Union|
A tie in voting created an additional second-team offensive line and defensive back spot.
# - Repeat second team selection from last season.
2009 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION
|Baylor||Justin Akers, TE; David Gettis, WR; Jason Lamb, DL; J.D. Walton, Off. Lmn of Yr.; Kendall Wright, WR|
|Colorado||Jake Behrens, FB; Jalil Brown, DB; Benjamin Burney, DB; Marquez Herrod, DL; Scotty McKnight, WR; Ryan Miller, OL; Jeff Smart, LB; Jimmy Smith, DB; Rodney Stewart, RB|
|Iowa State||Michael Brandtner, P; Kelechi Osemele, OL; Paul Rhoads, Coach of Yr.; Alexander Robinson, RB; Reggie Stephens, OL|
|Kansas||Tanner Hawkinson, OL; Jake Laptad, DL; Todd Reesing, QB; Alonso Rojas, P; Darrell Stuckey, DB|
|Kansas State||Jeffrey Fitzgerald, DL; Tysyn Hartman, DB; Joshua Moore, DB; Bill Snyder, Coach of Yr|
|Missouri||Danario Alexander, Off. Ply. of Yr.; Carl Gettis, DB; Jake Harry, P; Dan Hoch, OL; Jared Perry, WR; Kevin Rutland, DB; Jasper Simmons, DB & Def Nwcmr. of Yr.; Aldon Smith, DL; Derrick Washington, RB|
|Nebraska||Dejon Gomes, DB & Def Nwcmr. of Yr.; Eric Hagg, DB; Alex Henery, P; Jacob Hickman, OL; Mike McNeill, TE; Matt O'Hanlon, DB; Niles Paul, WR; Barry Turner, DL|
|Oklahoma||Jeremy Beal, Def Ply of Yr.; Chris Brown, RB; Ryan Broyles, PR/KR; Keenan Clayton, LB; Auston English, DL; Landry Jones, Off. Fr. of Yr.; Jonathan Nelson, DB; Gerald McCoy Def. Lmn. of Yr. & Def Ply of Yr.; Ryan Reynolds, LB; Adrian Taylor, DL; Trent Williams, Off. Lmn of Yr|
|Oklahoma State||Hubert Anyiam, WR; Ugo Chinasa, DL; Patrick Lavine, LB; Swanson Miller, DL; Zac Robinson, QB; Andre Sexton, LB; Quinn Sharp, P|
|Texas||Emmanuel Acho, LB; Sam Acho, DL; Curtis Brown, DB; Blake Gideon, DB; Kyle Hix, OL; Michael Huey, OL; Sergio Kindle, Def. Lmn. of Yr.; Hunter Lawrence, PK; Alex Okafor, Def. Fr. of Yr.; Keenan Robinson, LB; Jordan Shipley, PR/KR; Charlie Tanner, OL|
|Texas A&M||Ryan Epperson, P; Jeff Fuller, WR; Cyrus Gray, RB & PR/KR; Michael Hodges Def Nwcmr. of Yr.; Jerrod Johnson, Off. Ply. of Yr.; Patrick Lewis, OL; Kevin Matthews, OL; Jamie McCoy, TE; Von Miller Def. Lmn. of Yr. & Def Ply of Yr.; Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR & Off. Fr. of Yr.; Jordan Pugh, DB; Ryan Tannehill, WR; Garrick Williams, LB|
|Texas Tech||Baron Batch, RB; Bront Bird, LB; Cody Davis, Def. Fr. of Yr.; Alex Torres, Off. Fr. of Yr.; Colby Whitlock, DL; Marlon Winn, OL|