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Dezmon Briscoe
Kansas JayhawksNo. 80
Wide receiver Junior
Major: Physical education
Date of birth: August 14, 1989 (1989-08-14) (age 20)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career history
High school: Cedar Hill High School
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Dezmon Briscoe (born August 14, 1989 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football wide receiver. He currently plays college football for the Kansas Jayhawks at the University of Kansas.

Early life

Briscoe was born in Dallas, Texas to parents Alvin Briscoe and Shannon Greene. He attended Cedar Hill High School where he played varsity football for two seasons. As a senior in 2006, he recorded 37 receptions for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns as part of a state championship team.[1] He received scholarship offers from Boise State, Houston, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Christian, and Tulsa.[2]

College career

He enrolled at the University of Kansas where he is currently majoring in physical education. Briscoe saw action as a true freshman in Kansas in all 13 games including 11 starts. He recorded 43 receptions for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. Briscoe set the school record for a freshman for number of touchdown receptions. The Sporting News named him an honorable mention freshman All-American.[1]

In 2008, he recorded 92 receptions for 1,407 yards and 15 touchdowns. His marks for both receiving yards and touchdowns set new school records. Against Oklahoma, he set a school record for single-game yards with 269 and the most by any individual in the NCAA during the 2008 season. Briscoe also set school records with seven 100-yard games in a season, four consecutive 100-yard games, and 22 career touchdowns. In the regular season finale against Missouri, Briscoe saw his first action as a kickoff returner and recorded seven returns for 195 yards. In the 2008 Insight Bowl against Minnesota, Briscoe caught 14 receptions, which tied the school record for a single game, and returned one kickoff 24 yards. He was named the game's most valuable offensive player. Sports Illustrated named him an honorable mention All-American. Briscoe was also named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team.[1] The NFL Draft Scout, a CBS Sports affiliate, considers Briscoe to be the number thirteen-ranked wide receiver available for the 2010 NFL Draft.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Player Bio: Dezmon Briscoe, University of Kansas, retrieved August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ Dezmon Briscoe, Rivals.com, retrieved August 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Dezmon Briscoe, The NFL Draft Scout, retrieved August 4, 2009.
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