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 Krys Buerck 15
Krys Buerck
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Mesquite HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L

CAREER STATS
Receiving
Year G/GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP/Opponent
2007 10/6 23 280 12.2 2 44/Rice
2008 12/6 0 0 0.0 0 --
2009 12/3 2 8 4.0 0 --
Career 34/15 25 288 11.5 2 44/Rice, 2007
OTHER: Tackles: 2007: 0-2-2; 2008: 12-12-24; Career: 12-14-26; Punt Returns: 2007: 3-17-0; 2008: 0-0-0; 2009: 16-104-0; Career: 19-121-0

Fourth-year senior receiver returns as team's most-experienced punt returner... 15 career starts (on both offense and defense), third-most on the squad... Listed No. 1 at inside receiver following spring drills... 34 career games played ranks seventh on team... Played receiver and punt returner as freshman and junior, part-time starter at cornerback as sophomore... Has benched 225 pounds... Four-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2009 (Junior): Played all 12 games as junior in 2009 as team's primary punt returner and backup receiver to earn third letter... Ranked ninth in Big 12 Conference with punt return average of 7.3 yards... Totaled 104 yards on 16 returns... Made two receptions for eight yards... Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team... Returned three punts for 25 yards in second game vs. UConn... In starting lineup at receiver for three games (vs. No. 19 Oklahoma in fifth game, vs. Nebraska and at Missouri in eighth and ninth games), made no receptions in those starts... Had career highs of four returns and 45 return yards vs. Nebraska, including a career-long 30-yarder... Had single catches vs. No.2 Texas in 10th game and vs. No. 2 Texas Tech in season finale.

2008 (Sophomore): Played all 12 games in first season at cornerback as sophomore, a starter in six contests... Earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 recognition... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2008 and spring 2009... Finished season with 24 total tackles, 12 solo and 12 assisted... Added one interception and two pass breakups... Started first four games of season, had two tackles and a pass breakup in win over Washington State... Made four tackles at UConn... Had best performance of season at fifth-ranked Texas, credited with career-high five tackles (two solo), career-first interception and one pass breakup... Returned interception 46 yards to the UT 6-yard line to set up Baylor touchdown.

2007 (True Freshman):  As true freshman wide receiver, played in 10 games with six starts... Bears' No. 6 receiver on season with 23 receptions for 280 yards and two touchdowns... All 23 grabs came in eight-game span (Rice through Kansas State) that saw him tally two or more receptions in every contest... Reception total just two shy of Baylor's single-season freshman record of 25 set by Trent Shelton in 2003 and broken by Brad Taylor, Buerck's teammate, in 2007... In first career start, registered career-high six receptions for career-best 76 yards and one touchdown, 11-yard catch vs. Texas State... Hauled in two passes for 20 yards at Buffalo, including 9-yard touchdown grab, in second career start, and rushed twice for six yards... Had two receptions for 57 yards against Rice, one a career-long 44-yard grab... Also totaled three receptions vs. Colorado (for 15 yards), at No. 20 Kansas (26 yards) and at Kansas State (41 yards)... Missed games vs. Texas Tech and at No. 4 Oklahoma with sprained ankle... Played 449 snaps, including season-high 86 plays at Buffalo, to earn first Baylor letter... Fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.

High School:  Mesquite High School, Mesquite, Texas... Rated 49th on Dallas Morning News Top 100 Area list... Named Most Outstanding Offensive Player of 2007 Oil Bowl after catching six passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in Texas' 31-16 victory over Oklahoma... Caught 48 passes for 970 yards and 12 touchdowns to earn 2006 District 12-5A co-offensive MVP honors... Garnered 2006 honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors from both Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association... 970 receiving yards ranked eighth among all 2006 Class 5A Metroplex performers, 12 touchdown catches equaled area's fifth-highest total... Helped team to 7-5 record and second round of playoffs as senior... Caught 41 passes for 606 yards and four touchdowns as junior for team which advanced to Class 5A Division I bi-district playoffs... One of receptions as junior an 18-yard touchdown catch with 0.7 seconds left to give Skeeters 14-13 playoff-clinching win over Rockwall... Also ran on Mesquite's 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams as junior... Coached by Steve Halpin at District 12-5A school.

Personal:  Son of Brent Buerck and Debra Buerck, Krystopher Thomas Buerck was born Jan. 11, 1989... Majoring in film and digital media.

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