2009: A Year For The Kansas Jayhawk Record Books

JDAnalyst ISeptember 1, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 29:  Jake Sharp #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks carries the ball as he is tripped up during the game against the Missouri Tigers on November 29, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Not only has the 2009 football season quickly become KU's most anticipated football season ever, but, as most KU fanatics might expect, there are some individuals on offense who could rack up some pretty impressive numbers this season in the process. 

Here are just a few milestones KU fans should not overlook in the wake of an exciting season:

Jake Sharp, Running Back (Sr.)

Did you know that if Jake Sharp runs for 866 yards this season (he rushed for 860 yards last year), he will surpass NFL Hall-of-Famers John Riggins and Gale Sayers and become No. 5 on KU's all-time rushing yards list? 

Former four-year letterman Clark Green is fourth with 2,754 yards, just 944 yards more than Sharp's 1,810. Even splitting time with Toben Opurum and Rell Lewis, he may surpass that number as well.

If Jake scores 10 touchdowns this season (he scored 12 last season), he will be No. 2 on the career rushing touchdowns list with 29, behind 90's legend June Henley, with an incredulous 41.

Kerry Meier, Wide Receiver (Sr.) and Dezmon Briscoe, Wide Receiver (Jr.)

Dezmon Briscoe (135 receptions) needs to compile a mere 21 receptions this season to surpass four-year letterman and current pro Mark Simmons, and become KU's career leader after just three seasons. 

Kerry Meier (124) will likely need at least 32 to become No. 2 on the list. 

With all of KU's talent, I would be surprised to see either surpass Meier's single season record of 97.

With 270 yards receiving, Briscoe (1,996) will surpass Willie Vaughn (2,266) as the all-time yards leader. Meier (1,324) needs 943 yards to get him that far, but only 838 yards to beat out Mark Simmons for what will likely be the third spot on the list.

Briscoe's 22 career touchdowns already lead KU's all-time list, and Meier is on the leader board with ten. Seven touchdowns alone will get him to No. 4, ahead of current pros Mark Simmons, Marcus Henry and Brandon Rideau.

Dezmon Briscoe also sits at number 11 on the career points list with 132 (22 td's), currently tied with the afore-mentioned Jake Sharp.

And finally...

Todd Reesing, Quarterback (Sr.)

Can you think of a better way to end this list? 

There aren't many milestones left for Mr. Reesing to hit, really. He already owns KU's career attempt (965), completion (619), completion percentage (currently 64.2), yard (7,578) and touchdown records (68).

The only thing Todd Reesing can really obtain this year is a trophy or two...

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