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Kansas TE Biere on watch list

KU Junior Tim Biere was named to a national preseason watch list that honors the top tight ends in the nation. Biere is one of 32 players in the country to earn the preseason honor.

August 17, 2010

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Kansas University tight end Tim Biere, a junior from Omaha, Neb., has been named to the John Mackey Award’s preseason watch list, officials announced Monday.

Biere, one of 32 players included on the list, appears to be poised for a breakout season in 2010. A year after catching 14 passes for 183 yards in 10 games, Biere figures to be a much bigger part of the KU offense. Both he and the KU coaching staff have talked throughout the offseason about the tight-end position having a more prominent place in the Jayhawks’ passing game this season under new head coach Turner Gill and new offensive coordinator Chuck Long.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound tight end was an Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2009.

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