Kerry Meier (Steve Puppe photo)
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas football players Dezmon Briscoe, Kerry Meier and Darrell Stuckey have been invited to participate in the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Feb. 24-March 2.
Both Kerry Meier and Darrell Stuckey, along with former KU quarterback
Todd Reesing, competed in the East-West Shrine Bowl in
January. Meier did not record any statistics, while Stuckey
recorded a game-high tying seven tackles.
Dezmon Briscoe, a 6-3, 202-pound wide receiver from Dallas, Texas,
declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season in 2009.
After earning Sporting News All-America Third Team honors and All-Big
12 First-Team honors by the league coaches and Associated Press, he
opted to skip his senior year and declare for the draft.
Last year Briscoe ranked fifth in the NCAA in receiving yards per game
(121.55) and was ninth in receptions per game (7.64). He also
ranked 13th in all-purpose yards (162.55). On the season he
caught 84 passes for 1,337 yards and nine touchdowns.
In his final game in a Kansas uniform he pulled in 14 catches for 242
yards and two touchdowns against Missouri. School records
Briscoe set in 2009 included career receiving yards (3,240), career
100-yard receiving games (14), season 100-yard receiving games (seven),
career touchdown receptions (31) and season all-purpose yardage (1,788).
Meier was a record-setting wide receiver for KU after starting at
quarterback his freshman season. Meier also served as the
holder on place kicks and was the backup punter.
Meier, a 6-3, 211-pounder from Pittsburg, Kan. was an All-Big 12 Second
Team selection in 2009. He ranked fourth in the NCAA with
8.50 receptions per game and was 26th in receiving yards per game
(82.08). He set a school record with 102 receptions, which he
turned into 985 yards and eight touchdowns.
Meier posted five 100-yard games and five 10-plus reception games last
year for Kansas. He established school records for career
receptions (226), season receptions (102 in 2009) and game receptions
(16 vs. Iowa State in 2009). Some of his other KU career
rankings include second in receiving yards (2,309), second in 100-yard
receiving games (10) and second in touchdown receptions (18).
As the starting quarterback for eight games as a freshman in 2006,
Meier completed 104 of 184 passes for 1,193 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Stuckey, a 6-1, 205-pound safety from Kansas City, Kan. was a national
award winner and watch list selection for a number of honors for on and
off the field excellence as a senior.
Stuckey was one of 11 players named to the AFCA Good Works Team and was
a Senior CLASS Award finalist, while being tabbed a Thorpe Award
semifinalist and a Lott Award quarterfinalist. He was on
watch lists for the Bednarik and Nagurski awards.
He was named an All-Big 12 First Team selection by the Associated
Press, second team by the Kansas City Star and honorable mention by the
league coaches this past season. As a junior he was an
All-Big 12 First Team pick by the Conference.
In 2009 Stuckey became the first non-linebacker to lead the Jayhawks in
season tackles since 2000 as he registered 93 stops. His 295
career tackles were the second most by a Jayhawk defensive back in
school history. He also recorded eight career interceptions.
In 2008 four Jayhawks were selected in the NFL draft, including
first-round selection Aqib Talib, fourth-round picks Anthony Collins
and Derek Fine, and sixth-round choice Marcus Henry. However,
no KU players were picked last year.