(1) Dezmon Briscoe
Dezmon Briscoe is the number one seed in the wide receiver bracket and for very good reason. His 31 career receptions for touchdowns are the most in the history of Kansas football (he added one more on the ground and one more on a kick return for good measure) and his 3240 receiving yards are the most by a Jayhawk.
Statistically, his first season with KU, that magical 2007 season, was also his lowest in terms of production. He grabbed 43 receptions for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. The following season was Briscoe’s best. In 2008, he caught 92 passes for 1407 yards and 15 scores. He was fourth in the country in TD receptions (3rd in the Big 12!) and his yardage totals were the third highest in the NCAA that season. Briscoe kept it up in 2009 when he caught 84 passes for 1337 yards and nine scores. He was an All-Conference selection in 2009.
Over his three-year career at KU, Briscoe ranked #10 all time in the Big-12 in touchdown receptions and #20 all-time in total receptions. For his effort, Briscoe was the 191st overall selection (6th round) of the 2010 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
In the NFL, Briscoe’s best season was 2012 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he grabbed 52 receptions and scored six touchdowns.
(16) Harrison Hill
The Terry Allen era was a tough one for Kansas football, but those teams had many standouts including wide receiver Harrison Hill. Over the course of his career, Hill grabbed 108 passes for 1535 yards and seven touchdowns. Please remember that during Hill’s time at KU, the offense was dominated by running backs Eric Vann and David Winbush, so his numbers will never jump out at you.
Hill’s best year was 1999 when he 29 balls for 506 yards and four scores. He went undrafted and is now a financial advisor in Kansas City.
And since there was some debate over the lowest seeds when the bracket first came out, here are some unseeded players and their stats. If you believe any of these guys to be better than Briscoe or Hill, please make your case in the comments section.
Ashaundai Smith: 86 Recs, 1251 Yards, 8 TD
Jimmay Mundine: 86 Recs, 1082 Yards, 11 TD
Dexton Fields: 129 Recs, 1518 Yards, 15 TD
Johnathan Wilson: 119 Rec, 1461 Yards, 5 TD
Who was the greater Jayhawk? Register your vote in the comments below. Other matchups can be found here.