LAWRENCE — The most prolific quarterback in Kansas football history and a pair of Jayhawks-turned-Pro Bowlers highlight the program's upcoming inductees into its Ring of Honor.
Quarterback Todd Reesing, defensive back Chris Harris and tight end Larry Brown will be enshrined at a trio of home games this season at David Booth—Kansas Memorial Stadium, KU announced Monday, with celebrations also set to honor the 50- and 10-year anniversaries of the 1968 Orange Bowl-appearing and 2008 Insight Bowl-winning squads.
Reesing, who played for the Jayhawks from 2006-09, will be inducted Sept. 15 during the Jayhawks' nonconference game against Rutgers. The decorated quarterback owns 14 school records, including career passing yards (11,194), career pass completions (932) and attempts (1,461), touchdown passes (90) and completion percentage (63.8). He guided the Jayhawks to a 12-1 record and Orange Bowl victory in the 2007-08 campaign.
Harris, who suited up for the Jayhawks from 2007-10, will be honored Sept. 1 as part of KU's season opener against Nicholls State. A three-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl winner as a standout cornerback with the Denver Broncos, Harris racked up 290 tackles — 198 solo — and three interceptions in 50 career college contests. He was part of the 2008-09 squad that won the Insight Bowl, to date the program's latest bowl game appearance, and that group will also be honored at the Jayhawks' season opener.
Brown, who appeared with the Jayhawks from 1967-70, will be inducted during KU's game against TCU on Oct. 27. A tight end-turned-tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown was also a three-time Pro Bowl pick and earned four Super Bowl championships with that organization. The 1968 Orange Bowl squad Brown was a key member of will also be recognized during the Jayhawks' game against the Horned Frogs.
The inductions of Reesing, Harris and Brown will bring KU football's Ring of Honor to 22 members.