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Greatest Kansas Football Players of All-Time Bracket: Briscoe vs Verser

(1) Dezmon Briscoe vs (4) David Verser

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Dez Briscoe has cruised through the first two rounds, eliminating Harrison Hill and Marcus Henry while David Verser has knocked out Brandon Rideau and Emmett Edwards.

(1) Dezmon Briscoe

Over his three-year career at KU, Briscoe took over the top spot in most of the receiving categories in the school record books, including receiving yards and receiving TDs. In addition, he ranks #10 all-time in the Big 12 in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He also holds a school record with seven 100-yard games in a season, including four consecutive 100-yard games. He was a first team All-Big 12 selection in his junior year of 2009.

Briscoe elected to leave Kansas after his junior year, and was the 191st overall selection (6th round) of the 2010 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He bounced around for a couple of years before finally being cut by the Cowboys during final roster cuts prior to the 2014 season.

(4) David Verser

Verser played for the Jayhawks from 1977-80. His first two years he didn’t pop the stat book much, going for 11-220-1 his freshman year and 15-214-1 his sophomore year. His stats from his junior season weren’t that much different, as he hauled in 21 passes for 463 yards and four touchdowns, but that was good enough for a first team All-Big 8 selection. His senior campaign was his most productive yet. He caught 30 balls for 576 yards and four TDs, again securing a second straight first team All-Big 8 nod.

Verser was the tenth overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, making him one of only five Jayhawks ever taken in the top-10. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and would play six years in the league. He changed positions when he got to the NFL and was used primarily as a kick-returning specialist. Overall he caught 23 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns with the Bengals. He played out his final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns.


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