The Info List - Eric Bieniemy

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ERIC M. BIENIEMY, JR. (born August 15, 1969) is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for the University of Colorado and was recognized as a consensus All-American . He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft . Bieniemy served as the offensive coordinator at Colorado before becoming the running backs coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
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* 1 High school * 2 College career * 3 Professional career * 4 Coaching career * 5 Personal life * 6 References * 7 External links


He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana
. Bieniemy lettered in football and track and field at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California , earning second-team All-America honors in football as a senior when he rushed for 2,002 yards and 30 touchdowns.


Bieniemy was heavily recruited out of high school and chose the University of Colorado , where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was the nation's second leading rusher in 1990 with 1,628 yards, along with 17 touchdowns, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting behind BYU 's Ty Detmer (the winner) and Notre Dame 's Raghib Ismail . Bieniemy is Colorado's all-time leader in rushing (3,940 yards), all-purpose yards (4,351), and touchdowns (42).

Nicknamed "Scooter" and wearing No. 1, Bieniemy earned consensus All-America honors in 1990. He was a two-time first-team all Big-Eight performer, in 1988 and 1990, earning the conference's offensive player-of-the-year honor as a senior. As a junior, he was named to CU's prestigious 25-member "All-Century Football Team," the only active player at the time to be selected to the group honor