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The COLORADO BUFFALOES FOOTBALL program represents the University of Colorado
Colorado
Boulder in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The team is currently a member of the Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 Conference
, having previously been a charter member of the Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
. Before joining the Big 12, they were members of the Big Eight Conference . The CU football team has played at Folsom Field
Folsom Field
since 1924. The Buffs all-time record is 694–493–36 (.583 winning percentage) prior to the Valero Alamo Bowl at the end of the 2016 season. Colorado
Colorado
won a National Championship in 1990. The football program is 23rd on the all-time win list and 30th in all-time winning percentage. The football team also has the distinction of being the all-time NCAA leader in 4th down conversions. They are one of two NCAA Division I teams to complete a 5th down conversion (the other being Cornell ). This was a result of a mistake by the officials and happened on a play displayed by chaincrew as the 4th down. And, of course, the iconic "Go Buffs!" was pioneered by Chip the buffalo, portrayed by Robb Moody.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 1990 national championship

* 1.2 Conference and division championships

* 1.2.1 Conference * 1.2.2 Division

* 1.3 Yearly results

* 2 Rivalries

* 2.1 Nebraska * 2.2 Colorado
Colorado
State * 2.3 Utah

* 3 Move to the Pac-12 * 4 Bowl results * 5 Current coaching staff * 6 Head coaches * 7 Notable players

* 8 Awards

* 8.1 Heisman Trophy

* 8.2 Other award winners

* 8.2.1 Players * 8.2.2 Coach

* 8.3 College Football Hall of Fame * 8.4 All-Americans

* 8.5 Retired numbers

* 8.5.1 No. 24 Byron "Whizzer" White * 8.5.2 No. 67 Joe Romig * 8.5.3 No. 11 Bobby Anderson

* 8.6 National Play-of-the-Year

* 8.6.1 1993 * 8.6.2 1994

* 9 Future non-conference opponents * 10 References * 11 External links

HISTORY

Beginning in 1890, Colorado
Colorado
football has enjoyed much success throughout its more than 125 years of competitive play.

The Buffaloes have appeared in numerous bowl games (28 appearances in bowl games (12–16), 36th all-time), and won 27 conference championships, 5 division championships and a national championship.

Folsom Field
Folsom Field
was built in 1924 , and since then, Colorado
Colorado
has a 308–169–14 record at home through the 2016 season. The road game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 24, 2006 was Colorado's 1,100th football game. The game on September 12, 2015 against Massachusetts was the school's 1,200th football game. Colorado's first Football Team in 1890.

1990 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Main article: 1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team

Colorado
Colorado
won its first national championship in 1990 under the direction of head coach Bill McCartney , who helmed the team from 1982 to 1994. The national title was split with Georgia Tech who won the United Press International Coaches Poll, whereas Colorado
Colorado
won the Associated Press
Associated Press
and Football Writers Association of America polls. The largest arguments against Colorado
Colorado
were that they had a loss and a tie, whereas Georgia Tech had a tie and no losses, and Colorado's "unfair" win in the Fifth Down Game against Missouri . Another major controversy was a Colorado's Orange Bowl win over Notre Dame, which Colorado
Colorado
won in part because of a controversial clipping call that brought back a Notre Dame touchdown. The major argument for Colorado was that they played a more difficult schedule than Georgia Tech. Colorado
Colorado
capped the season with a 10–9 win over Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl , a rematch of the 1989 season Orange Bowl Game which Notre Dame won 21–6. Colorado's tie came against Tennessee , who was ranked #8, the first week of the season when Colorado
Colorado
was ranked #5. The second week gave the Buffs a scare, scoring with 12 seconds left in the game on a 4th and Goal attempt. The next week gave Colorado
Colorado
its only loss of the season, losing 23–22 to Illinois and dropping Colorado
Colorado
to #20 in the polls. Colorado
Colorado
then went on to beat teams ranked (at the time) #22 Texas , #12 Washington , #22 Oklahoma , and #3 Nebraska . They ended the season 7–0 in the Big Eight Conference for the second straight season. They then capped the season with a win over Notre Dame who were number 1 until a loss in their second to last game of the regular season. The Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes play at Colorado
Colorado
Stadium sometime in the 1920s.

CONFERENCE AND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Conference

* 8 Colorado Football Association Championships: 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1908 * 9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships: 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1923, 1924, 1934, 1935, 1937 * 4 Mountain States Conference Championships: 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944 * 5 Big Eight Conference Championships: 1961, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1991 * 1 Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
Championship: 2001

Division

* 4 Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
North Division Championships: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 * 1 Pac 12 Conference South Division Championship: 2016

YEARLY RESULTS

Main article: List of Colorado Buffaloes football seasons

RIVALRIES

NEBRASKA

Main article: Colorado–Nebraska football rivalry

A traditional college football rivalry with the Nebraska Cornhuskers restarted in the 1980s (many historical documents show the importance of this game going back to 1898) when Bill McCartney declared the conference opponent to be their rival. His theory was since Nebraska was such a powerhouse team, if Colorado
Colorado
was able to beat them then they would be a good team. Colorado
Colorado
began to repeatedly threaten Nebraska in the late 1980s, following their win over the Huskers in 1986, and then surpassed the Huskers for the Big 8 crown in 1989.

In 1990, Colorado
Colorado
beat Nebraska 27–12 in Lincoln for the first time since 1967, en route to their first national title. From 1996–2000, the series was extremely competitive, with the margin of victory by NU in those five years being only 15 points combined. The rivalry was further buoyed by the introduction of the Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
in 1996, which moved Oklahoma ">

COLORADO STATE

Main article: Rocky Mountain Showdown

Colorado's in-state rival is the Colorado
Colorado
State Rams of the Mountain West Conference , located north of Boulder in Fort Collins . The two schools are separated by 45 miles (72 km) and both consider it important and noteworthy to beat the other for bragging rights for the next year. The two football teams annually compete in the Rocky Mountain Showdown for the Centennial Cup, played in Denver
Denver
, Fort Collins, and Boulder. The trophy takes its name from the state of Colorado
Colorado
's nickname of "The Centennial State". Colorado
Colorado
currently leads the series 64–22–2.

UTAH

Main article: Rumble in the Rockies

The rivalry with Utah ran from 1903–62, in which Utah and Colorado played each other nearly every year; through 1962 they had met 57 times. At the time, it was the second-most played rivalry for both teams (Utah had played Utah State 62 times; Colorado
Colorado
had played Colorado
Colorado
State 61 times ). The rivalry was dormant until 2011, when both teams joined the Pac-12 , renewing the rivalry on an annual basis. The Colorado–Utah rivalry remains the fifth-most played rivalry in Utah's history, and eighth-most in Colorado's history.

MOVE TO THE PAC-12

On June 10, 2010, the Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes accepted an invitation to become the 11th member of the Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 Conference
. The move represented the first expansion of the Pacific-10 Conference since it added Arizona and Arizona State in 1978. The Buffaloes began play in the Pac-12 in 2011.

BOWL RESULTS

Main article: List of Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes bowl games

Colorado
Colorado
Bowl Scoreboard (Won 12, Lost 16) SEASON BOWL OPPONENT RESULT SCORE ATTENDANCE TV

1937 Cotton Rice L 14 28 35,000

1956 Orange Clemson W 27 21 72,552 NBC

1961 Orange LSU L 7 25 62,391 NBC

1967 Bluebonnet Miami (FL) W 31 21 30,156 ABC

1969 Liberty Alabama W 47 33 50,144 ABC

1970 Liberty Tulane L 3 17 44,500 ABC

1971 Astro-Bluebonnet Houston W 29 17 54,720 ABC

1972 Gator Auburn L 3 24 71,114 ABC

1975 Astro-Bluebonnet Texas L 21 38 52,728 ABC

1976 Orange Ohio State L 10 27 65,537 NBC

1985 Freedom Washington L 17 20 30,961 Lorimar

1986 Bluebonnet Baylor L 9 21 40,470 Raycom

1988 Freedom Brigham Young L 17 20 35,941 Raycom

1989 Orange Notre Dame L 6 21 81,191 NBC

1990 Orange Notre Dame W 10 9 77,062 NBC

1991 Blockbuster Alabama L 25 30 52,644 CBS

1992 Fiesta Syracuse L 22 26 70,224 NBC

1993 Aloha Fresno State W 41 30 44,009 ABC

1994 Fiesta Notre Dame W 41 24 73,968 NBC

1995 Cotton Oregon W 38 6 58,214 CBS

1996 Holiday Washington W 33 21 54,749 ESPN
ESPN

1998 Aloha Oregon W 51 43 34,803 ABC

1999 Insight.com Boston College W 62 28 35,762 ESPN

2001 Fiesta Oregon L 16 38 74,118 ABC

2002 Alamo Wisconsin L (OT) 28 31 50,690 ESPN

2004 Houston UTEP W 33 28 27,235 ESPN

2005 Champs Sports Clemson L 10 19 31,470 ESPN

2007 Independence Alabama L 24 30 47,043 ESPN

2016 Alamo Oklahoma State L 8 38 59,815 ESPN

CURRENT COACHING STAFF

The coaching staff as of January 2017 is as follows.

NAME POSITION

Brian Lindgren Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Darrin Chiaverini Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator

D. J. Eliot Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Klayton Adams Offensive Line

Gary Bernardi Tight Ends/Fullbacks

Darian Hagan Running Backs

Jim Jeffcoat Defensive Lineman

Vacant Safeties

HEAD COACHES

Main article: List of Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes head football coaches

The Buffaloes have played in 1,109 games during their 125 seasons, through 2014. In those seasons, ten coaches have led Colorado
Colorado
to postseason bowl games : Bunny Oakes , Dallas Ward , Bud Davis , Eddie Crowder , Bill Mallory , Bill McCartney , Rick Neuheisel , Gary Barnett , Dan Hawkins and Mike MacIntyre . Ten coaches have won conference championships with the Buffaloes: Fred Folsom , Myron Witham , William Saunders , Oakes, Jim Yeager , Sonny Grandelius , Mallory, McCartney, Barnett, and MacIntyre.

McCartney is the all-time leader in games coached with 153, total wins with 93, and conference wins with 58. Folsom had the longest tenure as head coach, remaining in the position for 15 seasons. Harry Heller and Willis Keinholtz are tied for the highest overall winning percentage . Each served a single season and won eight of his nine games for a winning percentage of .889. Of coaches who served more than one season, Folsom leads with a .765 winning percentage. Davis, in terms of overall winning percentage, is the worst coach the Buffaloes have had with a .200 winning percentage. No Colorado
Colorado
coach has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame . McCartney is the only coach to have won national coach of the year honors, with all of them coming in 1989. Barnett won conference coach of the year honors in 2001 and 2004. The most recent coach, Mike MacIntyre, was hired on Dec. 10, 2012. MacIntyre has compiled a 20-29 record in four seasons at Colorado. In 2016, MacIntyre lead Colorado
Colorado
to a 10-2 regular season and a trip to the Pac-12 Championship Game. It was the first winning season for Colorado
Colorado
since 2005, ending a 10-year streak of finishing below .500. 2016 was also the best season for the Buffaloes since 2001. As well, it marked their first time playing in a conference championship game since the 2005 Big 12 Championship Game. The team also went 8-2 in the Pac-12 after having five conference wins in the previous five seasons. Mike MacIntyre was named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation.

NOTABLE PLAYERS

See also: Colorado
Colorado
Buffaloes football statistical leaders

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* Dick Anderson * Bobby Anderson * Troy Archer * Tom Ashworth * David Bakhtiari * Estes Banks * Marlon Barnes * Brad Bedell * Mitch Berger * Frank Bernardi * Tony Berti * Greg Biekert * Eric Bienemy * Jeremy Bloom * Frank Bosch * Ronnie Bradford * Cliff Branch * Tyler Brayton * Paul Briggs * Pete Brock – * Stan Brock * Tom Brookshier * Chad Brown * Chris Brown * Jalil Brown * Bill Brundige * Larry Brunson * Cullen Bryant * Brian Cabral * J.V. Cain * Brian Calhoun * Gary Campbell * Jeff Campbell * Rae Carruth * Darrin Chiaverini * Franklin Clarke * Shannon Clavelle * Mark Cooney * Eric Coyle

* Claude Crabb * Ken Crawley * Mason Crosby * T. J. Cunningham * Brian Daniels * Charlie Davis * Mike Davis * John Denvir * Koy Detmer * Tyson DeVree * Jordon Dizon * Jeff Donaldson * Eddie Dove * Boyd Dowler * Justin Drescher
Justin Drescher
* Jon Embree * Christian Fauria * Mark Fenton * Deon Figures * Bill Frank * Joe Garten * Daniel Graham * Charlie Greer (American football) * Dan Grimm * Andre Gurode
Andre Gurode
* D.J. Hackett * Carroll Hardy * Don Hasselbeck * Dennis Havig * Mark Haynes * Ralph Heck * Barry Helton * Jerry Hillebrand * Merwin Hodel * Darius Holland * Greg Horton * Garry Howe

* Chris Hudson * Heath Irwin * Brian Iwuh * Charles Johnson * Charlie Johnson * Ken Johnson (Canadian football) * Richard Johnson (wide receiver) * Sam Rogers * Ted Johnson * Brad Jones * Fred Jones * Greg Jones (linebacker, born 1974) * Vance Joseph * Ben Kelly * Jon Keyworth * Mark Koncar * Joe Klopfenstein * Gary Knafelc * Mark Koncar * Mike Kozlowski * Terry Kunz * Jay Leeuwenburg * Matt Lepsis * Michael Lewis * Dave Logan * Wayne Lucier * Vaka Manupuna * Bo Matthews * Matt McChesney * Dave McCloughan * Mike McCoy * Kanavis McGhee * Odis McKinney * Ron Merkerson * Matt Miller

* Mike Montler * Emery Moorehead * Chris Naeole * Hannibal Navies * Erik Norgard * Gabe Nyenhuis * Lance Olander * Herb Orvis * Whitney Paul * Rod Perry * Tyler Polumbus * Mike Pritchard * Mickey Pruitt * Vince Rafferty * Tony Reed * Leonard Renfro * Paul Richardson * Sam Rogers * Tom Rouen * Lee Rouson * Matt Russell * Rashaan Salaam * Brendan Schaub * Victor Scott * Jimmy Smith * Nate Solder * Ariel Solomon * Nelson Spruce * Kordell Stewart * Donald Strickland * Quinn Sypniewski * McKenzie Tilmon * Sean Tufts * Mark Vander Poel * Lawrence Vickers * Thaddaeus Washington * Michael Westbrook * Byron White * Sam Wilder * Alfred Williams

AWARDS

HEISMAN TROPHY

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Rashaan Salaam won Colorado's first Heisman Trophy in 1994, though the Buffaloes have had many other players receive votes.

YEAR NAME POSITION RANK IN HEISMAN VOTING POINTS

1937 Byron White HB 2nd 264

1961 Joe Romig OG/LB 6th 279

1969 Bobby Anderson TB 11th 100

1971 Charlie Davis TB 16th 28

1989 Darian Hagan QB 5th 242

1990 Eric Bieniemy TB 3rd 798

Darian Hagan QB 17th 17

Mike Pritchard WR 50th 2

1991 Darian Hagan QB 20th 12

1992 Deon Figures CB 30th 4

1993 Charles Johnson WR 15th 24

Michael Westbrook WR 61st 1

1994 Rashaan Salaam TB 1st 1743

Kordell Stewart QB 13th 16

2002 Chris Brown TB 8th 48

OTHER AWARD WINNERS

Players

* WALTER CAMP AWARD

Rashaan Salaam – 1994

* DICK BUTKUS AWARD

Alfred Williams – 1990 Matt Russell – 1996

* DOAK WALKER AWARD

Rashaan Salaam – 1994

* DRADDY TROPHY

Jim Hansen – 1992

* JIM THORPE AWARD

Deon Figures – 1992 Chris Hudson – 1994

* JOHN MACKEY AWARD

Daniel Graham – 2001

* RAY GUY AWARD

Mark Mariscal – 2002

Coach

* PAUL "BEAR" BRYANT AWARD

1989 Bill McCartney

* WALTER CAMP COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

2016 Mike MacIntyre

* DODD TROPHY AS COACH OF THE YEAR

2016 Mike MacIntyre

* ASSOCIATED PRESS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

2016 Mike MacIntyre

* HOME DEPOT COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

2016 Mike MacIntyre

* FWAA/EDDIE ROBINSON COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

2016 Mike MacIntyre

* PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR

2016 Mike MacIntyre

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

NAME INDUCTION REF

Byron White 1952

Joe Romig 1984

Dick Anderson 1993

Bobby Anderson 2006

Alfred Williams 2010

John Wooten 2012

Bill McCartney 2013

ALL-AMERICANS

The following is a list of Consensus All-Americans from CU as listed in NCAA record books.

* 2010 – Nate Solder , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, FWAA, TSN, WCFF, ESPN, PFW, SI) * 2007 – Jordon Dizon , Colorado
Colorado
(Associated Press, Walter Camp, Sporting News, ESPN, College Football News, Rivals.com) * 2006 – Mason Crosby , Colorado
Colorado
(Walter Camp Foundation, Pro Football Weekly) * 2005 – Mason Crosby , Colorado
Colorado
(Associated Press, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, ESPN, CBS Sports, College Football News, Rivals.com) * 2004 – John Torp, Colorado
Colorado
(ESPN) * 2002 – Chris Brown , Colorado
Colorado
(AFCA-Coaches) * 2002 – Wayne Lucier , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN) * 2002 – Mark Mariscal , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, TSN, CNNSI, ESPN) * 2001 – Daniel Graham , Colorado
Colorado
(Walter Camp, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA, AP, TSN, PFW, FN) * 2001 – Andre Gurode
Andre Gurode
, Colorado
Colorado
(AP, TSN, PFW, CNNSI) * 2001 – Roman Hollowell , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN, CNNSI-PR) * 1999 – Ben Kelly , Colorado
Colorado
(FN) * 1999 – Ben Kelly, Colorado(CNNSI-KR) * 1996 – Rae Carruth , Colorado, (TSN) * 1996 – Chris Naeole , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp,FN) * 1996 – Matt Russell , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN) * 1995 – Heath Irwin , Colorado
Colorado
(AP) * 1995 – Bryan Stoltenberg, Colorado
Colorado
(UPI, Walter Camp, FN) * 1994 – Rashaan Salaam , Colorado
Colorado
(Associated Press, Walter Camp, FWAA-Writers, AFCA-Coaches, Scripps-Howard, Sporting News, Football News) * 1994 – Michael Westbrook , Colorado
Colorado
(Walter Camp, AFCA-Coaches, Sporting News) * 1994 – Chris Hudson , Colorado
Colorado
(Associated Press, Walter Camp, FWAA-Writers, Scripps-Howard) * 1992 – Michael Westbrook , Colorado
Colorado
(NEA) * 1992 – Deon Figures , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, WC, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN) * 1992 – Mitch Berger , Colorado
Colorado
(UPI) * 1991 – Jay Leeuwenburg , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN) * 1991 – Joel Steed , Colorado
Colorado
(WC) * 1990 – Eric Bieniemy , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN) * 1990 – Joe Garten, Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN) * 1990 – Alfred Williams , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, WC, AFCA, FWAA, SH, TSN, FN) * 1989 – Joe Garten, Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, AFCA, FWAA, TSN) * 1989 – Darian Hagan , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN) * 1989 – Alfred Williams , Colorado
Colorado
(UPI, AFCA, FWAA, FN) * 1989 – Kanavis McGhee , Colorado
Colorado
(WC) * 1989 – Tom Rouen , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, WC, FWAA) * 1988 – Keith English , Colorado
Colorado
(AP) * 1986 – Barry Helton , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, TSN) * 1979 – Stan Brock , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN) * 1979 – Mark Haynes , Colorado
Colorado
(AP) * 1978 – Matt Miller , Colorado
Colorado
(UPI) * 1976 – Don Hasselbeck , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN) * 1975 – Mark Koncar , Colorado
Colorado
(AP) * 1975 – Dave Logan , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN) * 1975 – Pete Brock , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN, NEA, Time) * 1975 – Troy Archer , Colorado
Colorado
(Time) * 1973 – J.V. Cain , Colorado
Colorado
(TSN, Time) * 1973 – Bo Matthews , Colorado
Colorado
(Time) * 1972 – Bud Magrum, Colorado
Colorado
(FWAA) * 1972 – Cullen Bryant , Colorado
Colorado
(UPI, NEA, AFCA, TSN, Time) * 1971 – Cliff Branch , Colorado
Colorado
(FN) * 1971 – Herb Orvis , Colorado
Colorado
(WC, AFCA, TSN) * 1970 – Don Popplewell, Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, FWAA, WC, CP, FN) * 1970 – Pat Murphy, Colorado
Colorado
(WC) * 1969 – Bobby Anderson , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, UPI, NEA, TSN) * 1968 – Mike Montler , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, AFCA) * 1967 – Dick Anderson , Colorado
Colorado
(AP, NEA) * 1961 – Jerry Hillebrand , Colorado
Colorado
(FWAA) * 1961 – Joe Romig , Colorado, (WC, TSN, FWAA) * 1960 – Joe Romig , Colorado, (WC) * 1956 – John Bayuk, Colorado
Colorado
(INS-2; CP-3) * 1954 – Frank Bernardi , Colorado
Colorado
(AP-2) * 1953 – Gary Knafelc , Colorado
Colorado
(AP-3) * 1943 – Hall, Colorado
Colorado
(AP-2)

RETIRED NUMBERS

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No. 24 Byron "Whizzer" White

Colorado’s first All-American and one of the greatest students in the history of the school, Byron "Whizzer" White , retired as a justice of the Supreme Court in March 1993, after serving 31 years on the nation’s high court. White made all the All-America teams after a brilliant 1937 season in which he led CU to an 8–0 record and Cotton Bowl Classic bid as he set national records with 1,121 rushing yards and 122 points. Those marks, erased nationally only after colleges went to 10- and 11-game schedules, set CU records.

White was a Phi Beta Kappa , Rhodes Scholar , two-time All-Pro halfback with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions , leading graduate of the Yale
Yale
Law School in 1946, decorated naval intelligence officer in World War II, leading Denver
Denver
attorney, and deputy attorney general for the United States. White is a member of the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall-of-Fame, the GTE Academic Hall-of-Fame, and was selected to CU’s All-Century Team. In 1998, he was the first inductee into CU’s Athletic Hall-of-Fame. He died at the age of 84 on April 15, 2002.

No. 67 Joe Romig

Romig was a two-time All-American selection, a member of the Big Eight Hall-of-Fame and the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame. As of 2004, a senior research associate in radio physics in Boulder, Romig was the Buffs’ 1961 team captain and the United Press International Lineman of the year. Romig had no peers as a linebacker, as he ranged far and fiercely from his middle linebacker position behind a four-man line. Fast and strong, he was consistently in on most of CU’s tackles. Offensively, Romig developed into an excellent straight-ahead and pulling blocker. Like White, he was an inspirational leader with extraordinary physical and mental abilities. Romig was an excellent student, earning all A’s his last six semesters and a 3.9 grade-point average. As a Rhodes Scholar , Joe received his master's degree in physics at Oxford University
Oxford University
and a doctorate in physics at Colorado
Colorado
in 1975.

No. 11 Bobby Anderson

Anderson set 18 single-game, single-season and career marks during his three-season career with the Buffs along with earning All-Big Eight and All-American honors. A professional player with the Denver Broncos (the team’s No. 1 draft choice), Washington Redskins and New England Patriots , Anderson started his CU career as a quarterback but switched to tailback for the third game during his senior season (1969). In his career, he rushed for 2,729 yards and had over 5,000 yards in total offense. Anderson concluded his Colorado
Colorado
career with a 254-yard rushing effort in the 1969 Liberty Bowl . As of 2004, he is a Denver-area businessman, and has worked over two decades for KOA -Radio handling pre- and postgame shows as well as sideline reporting on the CU Football Network. He is a member of CU’s All-Century Team. In 1999, he received the University Medal, awarded to those who have performed outstanding service to or for the University.

NATIONAL PLAY-OF-THE-YEAR

In 1992, Nu Skin International and CoSIDA started sponsorship of "The National Play-of-the-Year," honoring the most outstanding play annually in college football. Notre Dame won the inaugural honor in 1992, but the University of Colorado
Colorado
won for both the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Here’s a closer look at CU’s winning plays:

1993

October 16: #20 Colorado
Colorado
27, #9 Oklahoma 10 Lamont Warren throws a 34-yard touchdown pass to Charles Johnson on the halfback option play. What made it special? Warren slipped on the slick artificial surface as he threw the ball, and some 40 yards later in the end zone, Johnson made the catch on the ground after he was interfered with. The play defied imagination, and is truly appreciated when looked at in slow motion.

1994

September 24: #7 Colorado
Colorado
27, #4 Michigan 26 Main article: Miracle at Michigan

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S PLAY OF THE DECADE, this effort also won an ESPY Award from ESPN
ESPN
for the play of the year for college football in 1995. As time expired, Kordell Stewart threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook , who made the catch after a Blake Anderson deflection. CU had trailed 26–14 with under four minutes left, and trailed by five with 15 seconds left on its own 15-yard line after stopping Michigan on defense.

FUTURE NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

Announced schedules as of January 19, 2017

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028

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Colorado
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