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Greatest Kansas Football Players of All-Time Bracket: Todd Reesing vs Chip Hilleary

(1) Reesing vs (8) Hilleary

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Both Reesing and Hilleary were unanimous choices to advance to the second round, with Reesing knocking out Asheiki Preston and Hilleary taking down Dick Gilman.

(1) Todd Reesing

Reesing owns basically every passing record at Kansas, both in a career and in most cases in a single season: attempts, completions, yards, TDs, even completion percentage. In fact, only one player in KU history has played in more games at the QB position than Reesing’s 41 (Frank Seurer, 44).

Reesing may be one of the most popular players in recent history at KU after leading the Jayhawks to the 2008 Orange Bowl. However, unlike many of his competitors in this bracket, Reesing never received any first team All-Conference or All-American nominations.

(8) Chip Hilleary

Hilleary played at Kansas from 1989-92, appearing in 36 games in his Kansas career, the third-most all-time. For his career, Hilleary ranks 6th in yards and 5th in TD passes in the school record books. He was also quite the runner, going for 1290 yards on 290 carries for a 4.4 average. He was named first team All-Big 8 during his senior year of 1992, the same season in which he led the Jayhawks to a come-from-behind win in the Aloha Bowl over BYU.


Who was the greater Jayhawk? Register your vote in the comments below. Other matchups can be found here.