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PAST BUFFA LO GREATS
(includes every first-team All-American and select others)
BOBBY ANDERSON #11
QB/RB, 6-0, 208, 3L, Boulder, Colo. (Boulder)
A consensus first-team All-American at Miami, Fla. … A member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
tailback as a senior in 1969… (Associated (inducted 1982), the Big Eight Hall of Fame (inducted 1980) and
Press, United Press International, NEA, the CU Athletic Hall of Fame (inducted 1998)… Won the Zack
Sporting News… AP named him an honor- Jordan Award (most valuable player), as voted by his teammates
able mention All-American his sophomore year when he played as a senior… A first-round selection in the 1970 NFL draft by the
quarterback… He earned first-team All-Big Eight honors at both Denver Broncos (11th overall)… Played in 54 NFL games with
positions (QB in 1968, TB in 1969)… He moved to tailback for the Denver (1970-74), New England (1975) and Washington (1975)…
third game of his senior year (versus Indiana), rushed for 161 Has worked on CU football broadcasts since 1977 for KOA-Radio,
yards and three touchdowns and remained there the rest of the and is a regular participant on the Celebrity Golf Tour.
season… One of three CU players to have his jersey number
retired (#11)… He set 18 single-game, single-season, and career PASSING RUSHING
records during his CU career, including 4,565 yard of total offense, Season G Att-Com-Int Pct. Yds TD Long Att Yds Avg. TD Long
a Big Eight record at the time…Also exited as CU’s all-time leading 1967 11 110- 63- 5 57.3 733 2 58t 166 625 3.8 7 36
rusher (2,367 yards) and scorer (212 points)… He finished 11th in 1968 10 222-112-12 50.5 1341 7 80t 183 788 4.3 9 28
the 1969 Heisman Trophy voting… A member of CU’s All-Century 1969 11 43- 13- 4 30.2 124 0 19 219 954 4.4 18 69t
team (second-leading vote getter, 5,636 of a possible 6,265)… In Totals 32 375-188-21 46.0 2198 9 80t 568 2367 4.2 34 69t
his final game for CU, accounted for 295 yards of total offense in
ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Receptions: 4-68, 17.0 avg., 1 TD;
the 1969 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, and was voted the game’s MVP Punt Returns: 5-56, 11.2 avg., 0 TD; Kickoff Returns: 11-193, 17.5 avg., 0 TD;
(his 254 yards and three TDs rushing led CU to a 47-33 win over Punting: 6-222, 37.0 avg.
Alabama)… Also the MVP in the ’67 Bluebonnet Bowl win over
DICK ANDERSON #31
SS, 6-2, 205, 3L, Boulder, Colo. (Boulder)
A consensus first-team All-American as a Dolphins from 1968-77 (121 career games)… He won two Super
senior in 1967 (Associated Press, NEA)…A Bowl rings with the Dolphins (1972-73), as he was a member of the
first-team All-Big Eight performer as a only undefeated Super Bowl champion team in history (17-0)… An
senior as well, when he was first in the Big All-Pro performer, he played in Pro Bowl three times (1972-73-74).
Eight and sixth in the nation with a school record seven intercep-
tions… One of three Buffaloes in the College Football Hall of Fame, TACKLES INTERCEPTIONS
as he was elected in 1993… A member of the Big Eight Hall of Fame Season G UT AT—TOT PBU No. Yds. Avg. TD Long
(inducted 1978), the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 1980) 1965 10 31 33— 64 6 2 9 4.5 2 5
and CU’s All-Century team that was selected in 1989… When he 1966 10 31 44— 75 1 5 55 11.0 0 28
1967 11 51 51—102 6 7 87 12.4 0 28
ended his CU career, he was the school’s all-time leader in inter-
Totals 31 113 128—241 13 16 151 9.4 2 28
ceptions (14), tackles (266, 123 solo) and was tied for second in
pass deflections (13)… A third-round draft pick of the Miami ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Punting: 89-3429, 38.6 avg., 62 long, 28 In20.
Kickoff Returns: 2-35, 17.5 avg., 0 TD.
Dolphins in 1968 AFL-NFL draft (73rd overall), and played for
TROY ARCHER #91
DT, 6-4, 245, 2L, Whittier, Calif. (California/Rio Hondo JC)
A first-team All-American as a senior in in 38 career games for the Giants (1976-78, with a fumble return for
1975 (Time Magazine)… Won CU’s Dave a touchdown)… Died tragically in a pickup truck accident on a wet
Jones Award, presented to the most out- cobblestone road on June 22, 1979, in North Bergen, N.J.
standing defensive lineman as voted by
his teammates as both a junior and senior… His 14 quarterback TACKLES
sacks (for a whopping 123 yards in losses) were the third most at Season UT AT—TOT TFL Sacks PBU Int
the time in CU annals and are still the most ever by a Buff who 1974 34 37— 71 11- 85 7- 75 1 0
played only two seasons… Played in both the Senior Bowl and the 1975 60 45—105 12- 58 7- 48 3 0
defunct College All-Star game in 1976… A first round selection by Totals 94 82—176 23-143 14-123 4 0
the New York Giants in the 1976 NFL Draft (13th overall)… Played
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JOHN BAYUK #30
FB, 6-1, 220, 3L, Salida, Colo. (Salida)
A Sports Illustrated All-American (1956), over Clemson in the ‘57 Orange Bowl (121 yards on 23 carries with
the same year he was first-team All-Big 2 TDs, including the game-winner)… A 16th round draft pick by
Seven at fullback… Nicknamed “The the Cleveland Browns in the 1957 NFL Draft (185th overall)…
Beast,” a handle pinned on him by an Went on to work in personnel in a Denver-based missile building
unidentified little old lady from Lawrence after a crushing perfor- company.
mance against Kansas his sophomore year… His bruising power
RUSHING RECEIVING
and good speed were made to order for the fullback trap plays in Season G Att Yds Avg. TD Long No Yds Avg. TD Long
CU’s single wing offense of his day… His 1,943 career rushing 1954 10 145 824 5.7 11 79t 0 0 0.0 0 0
yards ranked as the third most in CU history at the time of his 1955 10 95 460 4.8 2 55 2 36 18.0 0 30
graduation (with his 24 touchdowns for 144 points the fourth 1956 10 127 659 5.2 9 38t 1 19 19.0 1 19t
best)… Had seven career 100-yard rushing games, topped by a 25- Totals 30 367 1943 5.3 23 79t 3 55 18.3 1 30
for-184 (with 4 TDs) effort at Arizona on Oct. 9, 1954, the sixth best ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Kickoff Returns: 5-55, 11.0 avg.,
22 long. Interceptions: 1-7, 7.0.
effort at the time at Colorado… A key performer in CU’s 27-21 win
BRAD BEDELL #76
OG, 6-5, 315, 2L, Arcadia, Calif. (Arcadia/Mt. San Antonio)
A Football Writers Association of America Selected by the coaches as the John Mack Award winner as CU’s
first-team All-America as a senior in 1999, most outstanding offensive player his senior season… Won the
when he was a second-team choice by the Derek Singleton Award as a junior for his team spirit, dedication
Associated Press and third-team by The and enthusiasm… A sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland
Football News… A first-team All-Big 12 performer as a senior as Browns in the 2000 NFL draft (206th overall)… Played in 27 career
well, when he played the second most plays (834) on the team… NFL games with Cleveland in 2000-01.
MITCH BERGER #17
P, 6-3, 220, 3L, Delta, B.C. (North Delta/Tyler JC)
A first-team All-American, earning honors
PUNTING In had Net
from United Press International as a Season G No Yds Avg. Long 20 50+ blk Avg.
senior in 1992)… Ended his career as CU’s 1991 11 58 2364 40.8 63 19 14 1 39.2
sixth all-time leading punter (168 punts for 1992 11 53 2493 47.0 74 9 21 1 42.5
a 42.72 average); his 44 punts inside-the-20 tied for the second 1993 11 57 2320 40.7 58 16 9 0 37.2
most in CU history… His biggest placekick was a 53-yard field goal Totals 33 168 7177 42.7 74 44 44 2 39.6
at the gun that forged a 24-24 tie with Oklahoma in 1992, keeping SCORING FG BREAKDOWN
alive CU’s undefeated streak in Big Eight play at 22 games… He Season G EP-EPA FG-FGA 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Long Pts
became the 25th player in school history to score 100 points… A 1991 11 1- 1 0- 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1
sixth-round draft choice by the Philadelphia Eagles (193rd over- 1992 11 16-16 6-12 0-0 4-5 1-4 0-0 1-3 53 34
1993 11 37-39 13-19 0-0 6-6 4-6 2-6 1-1 54 76
all) in the ’94 NFL Draft… One of just a handful of Buffaloes (and
Totals 33 54-56 19-32 0-0 10-11 5-10 2-6 2-4 54 111
players in general) to play 10 seasons in the pros, doing so with
New Orleans in 2003… Named All-Pro with Minnesota in 1999.
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GREG BIEKERT #19
ILB, 6-3, 230, 4L, Longmont, Colo. (Longmont)
One of 10 semifinalists for the Butkus ond most in the nation for 1990… Had three career games with 20
Award as a senior in 1992, when he was a or more tackles… A seventh round selection by Oakland in the ’93
unanimous All-Big Eight selection and an NFL Draft, he played nine seasons with the Raiders before moving
honorable mention All-American by UPI… on to Minnesota for two more before retiring after the 2003 season.
CU’s Most Valuable Player as selected by his teammates… Was
only the second player in school history to lead the team three TACKLES
straight seasons in tackles, and finished his career as CU’s second Season G UT AT—TOT TFL Sacks FR FF PBU Int
1989 9 10 5— 15 1- 1 0- 0 0 0 1 0
all-time leading tackler (trailing Barry Remington, who was the
1990 12 105 45—150 11-20 0- 0 0 0 7 0
first three-time tackles leader)… Also All-Big Eight as a junior in 1991 11 78 61—139 5-11 1- 1 2 1 6 1
1991, when he was the first and to date only player in school his- 1992 11 87 50—137 16-41 2-16 1 3 5 1
tory to score a defensive extra point, as he rambled 85 yards for Totals 43 280 161—441 33-73 3-17 3 4 19 2
two points in a 19-19 tie with Nebraska… Set a school record with ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Interception Return Yards: 2-52, 26.0 avg.,
19 solo tackles (20 total) at Illinois in 1990… Led the Big Eight in 0 TD, 38 long.
tackles as a sophomore with 150, with his 105 solo stops the sec-
ERIC BIENIEMY #1
HB, 5-7, 195, 4L, West Covina, Calif. (Bishop Amat)
One of the first three unanimous All- second round selection by San Diego in the 1991 NFL Draft
Americans in CU history, when the (39th overall), and played nine seasons in the league (San
seven NCAA recognized selectors all Diego, 1991-94; Cincinnati 1995-98 and Philadelphia 1999…
tabbed him on their first-team in 1990 Had NFL career totals of 1,589 yards and 11 touchdowns rush-
(along with OG Joe Garten and OLB Alfred Williams that same ing and 146 receptions for 1,223 yards receiving… He coached
year)… He finished third in the Heisman voting that year, running backs for two years for CU (2001-02) before moving
when he rushed for 1,628 yards as the starting tailback on on to UCLA.
CU’s national championship team; that total was good for
second in the nation (he lost the title by 16 yards)… A two- RUSHING RECEIVING
time first-team All-Big Eight performer in 1988 and 1990, and Season G Att Yds Avg. TD Long No Yds Avg. TD Long
was the conference’s offensive player-of-the-year as a 1987 11 104 508 4.9 5 57 10 186 18.6 1 34t
senior… Named to CU’s All-Century team, the only active 1988 10 219 1243 5.0 10 66t 2 20 10.0 0 12
1989 8 88 561 6.4 9 48 2 15 7.5 0 8
member at the time who was selected… Finished his career 1990 11 288 1628 5.7 17 69t 13 159 12.2 0 41
as CU’s all-time leader rusher (3,940 yards), and was also tops Totals 40 699 3940 5.6 41 69t 27 380 14.1 1 41
in attempts (699), all-purpose yards (4,351) and scoring (254 ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Passing: 3-2-0, 63 yds., 1 TD; Kickoff
points) and second in total offense (4,003)… The first (and Returns: 2-31, 15.5 avg.
only) CU player to rush over 1,000 yards in two seasons… A
DON BRANBY #74
E, 6-1, 195, 3L, Glenwood, Minn. (Glenwood)
An Associated Press All-American on pick by the N.Y. Giants in the 1953 NFL Draft (79th overall)… Went
defense as a senior in 1952… All-Big Seven on to become an assistant coach at Montana and then for British
Conference selection in both 1951 and Columbia and Ottawa in the Canadian Football League.
1952… To this day, he remains the CU sea-
son record-holder in fumble recoveries (seven in ‘52) and in take-
INTERCEPTIONS RECEIVING
aways (interceptions and fumble recoveries with nine, also in Season No. Yds Avg. TD Long No Yds Avg. TD Long
‘52)… A monster on defense, he had at least 20 tackles in CU’s 21- 1950 1 48 48.0 1 48t 1 2 2.0 0 2
21 tie with Oklahoma in 1952, the only blemish in conference play 1951 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
for the Sooners in the 10-year history of the Big Seven (tackles 1952 2 29 14.5 0 29 0 0 0.0 0 0
weren’t tracked back then)… Earned nine letters in three sports Totals 3 77 25.7 1 48t 1 2 2.0 0 2
as a Buff (football, baseball, basketball)… Seventh-round draft
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CLIFF BRANCH #23
WR, 5-10, 172, 2L, Houston, Texas (Worthing/Wharton JC)
A first-team All-American by the Football numbers second at the time in team history… He won three Super
News as a senior in 1971 (honorable men- Bowl Rings with the Raiders (1976, 1980, 1983)… A four-time NFL
tion by the Associated Press)… Winner of All-Pro selection (1974-75-76-77), playing in the Pro Bowl those
the Zack Jordan Award for CU’s most valu- four years… Played one year in the Arena Football League with
able player (1971)… Owns CU and NCAA record for career touch- Los Angeles (1988).
downs scored on kick returns (eight, six punts and two kickoffs)…
He had four in both 1970 and 1971, still CU records, as are his six RUSHING RECEIVING
Season G Att Yds Avg. TD Long No Yds Avg. TD Long
career punt return TDs… Ended his CU career second in school
1970 11 22 119 5.4 1 34 23 335 14.6 0 43
history in punt return yards (733; was third in kickoff return yards 1971 11 9 235 26.1 4 85t 13 330 25.4 3 74t
with 755)… His six punt return TDs were all between 59 and 75 Totals 22 31 354 11.4 5 85t 36 665 18.5 3 74t
yards, while his two kickoff return scores covered 100 and 97
yards… Averaged 18.5 yards per catch, best in school history at PUNT RETURNS KICKOFF RETURNS
Season No. Yds Avg. TD Long No. Yds Avg. TD Long
the time for 35 or more career catches (it’s still sixth)… A fourth 1970 13 228 17.5 2 72t 21 564 26.9 2 100t
round by Oakland in the 1972 NFL Draft (98th overall)… Played in 1971 31 505 16.3 4 75t 9 191 21.2 0 41
183 career NFL games, all with the Raiders (1972-85), and caught Totals 44 733 16.7 6 75t 30 755 25.2 2 100t
501 passes for 8,685 yards and 67 touchdowns for Oakland, all
PETE BROCK #54
C, 6-5, 260, 3L, Beaverton, Ore. (Jesuit)
A first-team All-American by The Sporting New England in the 1976 NFL draft and the 12th overall pick; it was
News as a senior in 1975, when the United the highest-ever a Colorado offensive lineman was selected in the
Press International named him second- draft at the time, and would remain for 21 years until Chris Naeole
team… A first-team Academic All Big-Eight was selected 10th by New Orleans (though younger brother Stan
team member as a junior in ’74… Played in 1976 Hula Bowl… was also drafted 12th)… He played for Patriots in 154 career NFL
Majored in biology at CU… Considered the top center in the games (66 starts), and scored a touchdown on a 6-yard reception
nation by most NFL scouts as a senior… A first-round draft pick by as an eligible receiver as a rookie in 1976.
STAN BROCK #79
OT, 6-7, 270, 4L, Beaverton, Ore. (Jesuit)
A first-team All-American by The Sporting in the 1980 NFL Draft (12th overall, matching older brother Pete’s
News as a senior in 1979, when he also was mark of the highest a CU offensive lineman was selected; it would
a unanimous first-team All-Big Eight per- last 17 more seasons)… Played in 234 career NFL games with New
former and a CU team captain… Winner of Orleans (1980-92) and San Diego (1993-95), at one point playing in
the John Mack Award as CU’s outstanding offensive lineman as 112 straight games between 1989-95… He has played the most pro-
voted by teammates that same year… Played in both the 1980 fessional games of any CU alumni in the National Football League.
Senior and Hula bowls… A first-round draft pick by New Orleans
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CHAD BROWN #34
OLB / ILB, 6-4, 240, 4L, Altadena, Calif. (John Muir)
A second-team All-American as a senior in interesting hobbies in CU football history: he bred snakes and
1992 (NEA; honorable mention by UPI), he lizards, once even traveling to Costa Rica to hunt the reptiles at
overcame three separate injuries that sea- night… A second round pick by Pittsburgh in the 1993 NFL Draft
son to finish the year as a unanimous All- (44th overall), he played four seasons with the Steelers (1993-96)
Big Eight selection… He rebounded from a broken hand, back before moving out west, where he’s been with Seattle ever since.
spasms and a separated shoulder to post 88 tackles, with 15 for
losses… Also All-Big Eight as a junior when he racked up 125 tack- TACKLES
Season G UT AT—TOT TFL Sacks FR FF PBU Int
les for second on the team… He ended his career as CU’s fourth 1989 11 45 5— 50 2- 4 0- 0 0 0 4 0
all-time leading tackler (369), was third all-time in solo stops (242) 1990 10 72 34—106 6-12 0- 0 1 1 1 0
and fourth in tackles for loss (38)… Played inside linebacker as a 1991 11 70 55—125 15-54 8-39 2 1 1 0
freshman and sophomore before switching to the outside, where 1992 11 55 33— 88 15-99 6-75 2 2 6 0
he would record 14 quarterback sacks over the next two sea- Totals 43 242 127—369 38-169 14-114 5 4 12 0
sons… Also made a name for himself as he had one of the more
CHRIS BROWN #22
TB, 6-3, 220, 2L, Naperville, Ill. (North/Northwestern/Fort Scott CC)
A first-team All-American by the AFCA as a the league coaches selecting him as the offensive player of the
junior in 2002 (second-team by the year… He has one of the three 300-yard rushing games in school
Associated Press and The Sporting News), history (309 at Kansas in 2002)… As a sophomore, he led the team
when was the runner-up for the Doak in rushing, as his tough, aggressive running keyed late season
Walker Award (presented to the nation’s top running back)… He wins over Nebraska to win the Big 12 North Division and then over
finished eighth in the balloting for the Heisman, an honor he Texas to claim the league crown; he had 198 and 182 yards, respec-
would have contended for had it not been for a late season injury tively, in those games, and scored a school record six touchdowns
(he received five first place votes and 48 points)…. The Colorado against the Cornhuskers (and added three in the title game)…
Sports Hall of Fame selected him as its collegiate athlete of the Declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft following his junior
year for the state of Colorado… He was having quite a season season, and was a third round pick (93rd overall) by the
prior to missing the last two games with a severely bruised ster- Tennessee Titans.
num, as in 11 games, he rushed for 1,744 yards, the second high-
est single-season total in school history, doing so on the strength RUSHING RECEIVING
Season G Att Yds Avg. TD Long No Yds Avg. TD Long
of nine 100-plus yard rushing games (he had 14 for his career)… 2001 12 190 946 5.0 16 40t 6 36 6.0 0 13
He led the nation in rushing for a six-week period in 2002 en route 2002 11 275 1744 6.3 18 85t 5 40 8.0 0 20
to finishing third in the NCAA… A unanimous All-Big 12 selection, Totals 23 465 2690 5.8 34 85t 11 76 6.9 0 20
he led the Big 12 in rushing, scoring and all-purpose yards, with
BILL BRUNDIGE #77
DE / DT, 6-5, 235, 3L, Haxtun, Colo. (Haxtun)
A first-team All-American by the Football junior… A second-round draft pick by Washington in the 1970 NFL
Writers Association of America/Look Draft (43rd overall)… Played in 107 NFL games (74 starts), all with
Magazine as a senior in 1969, when both the Redskins (1970-77)... He started every game his rookie season
wire services (AP, United Press and played in Super Bowl VII following the ’72 season.
International) named him second-team… A first-team All-Big Eight
performer at defensive end as a senior, he was also the confer- TACKLES
ence’s Defensive Player of the Year… He had a monster senior sea- Season UT AT—TOT TFL Sacks PBU Int
1967 6 11— 17 1- 2 0- 0 2 0
son, setting a CU record that still stood some 33 seasons later with
1968 19 43— 62 12- 51 6- 42 1 0
24 tackles for 123 yards in losses; that included 13 quarterback
1969 30 40— 70 24-123 13-109 1 0
sacks, also a school record that would last almost a quarter-cen- Totals 55 94—149 37-176 19-151 4 0
tury… A first-team Academic All-Big Eight team member as a
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CULLEN BRYANT #16
DB, 6-1, 220, 3L, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Mitchell)
A consensus first-team All-American selec- 153 games (Los Angeles 1973-82 and 1987 and Seattle 1983-84)…
tion as a senior in 1972, as United Press He made an immediate impact as a kickoff returner, putting up an
International, Newspaper Enterprise impressive 28.4 average his rookie season, including a 93-yard
Association, American Football Coaches return for a TD… He scored 26 career NFL touchdowns (20 rush-
Association/Kodak and The Sporting News all honored him… ing, 3 receiving, 3 return)… He twice led the Rams in rushing
Playboy tabbed him as a Preseason All-American prior to his (1978, 1980).
senior year… A first-team All-Big Eight performer as a senior… A
first-team All-Academic Big Eight team member as a senior, when TACKLES INTERCEPTIONS
Season UT AT—TOT PBU No. Yds. Avg. TD Long
he was also the inaugural winner of the National State Bank Award,
1970 12 8— 20 4 1 19 19.0 0 19
given to CU’s outstanding defensive back… An honorable mention
1971 22 18— 40 4 2 57 28.5 0 34
selection on CU’s All-Century team, selected in 1989… A second- 1972 31 12— 43 6 7 63 9.0 1 21t
round draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1973 NFL Draft Totals 65 38—103 14 10 139 13.9 1 34
(31st overall)… Drafted as a defensive back, he eventually
ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Punt Returns: 8-39, 4.9 avg., 0 TD.
switched sides of the ball during his NFL career, which covered
J.V. CAIN #89
TE, 6-4, 225, 3L, Houston, Texas (Washington)
Named a first-team All-American by The St. Louis, catching 76 passes for 1,014 yards and nine touch-
Sporting News as a senior in 1973… The all- downs… Started out in the pros behind Cardinal legend Jackie
Big Eight Conference tight end both as a Smith… Tragically passed away on his 28th birthday (July 22,
junior and a senior, when he led the Buffs 1979) after collapsing following a workout during preseason train-
and all league tight ends in receptions with 30 and 23, respec- ing camp.
tively… Named first-team All-Decade for the Big Eight Conference
for the 1970s, and was an honorable mention selection on CU’s All- RECEIVING
Century team in 1989… His 61 receptions for 873 yards in his Buff Season No. Yds Avg. TD Long
1971 8 173 21.6 1 40
career both ranked second all-time at CU at the time of his gradu-
1972 30 407 13.6 0 37
ation… A first round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1974 1973 23 293 12.7 2 26
NFL Draft (No. 7 overall, one of the highest spots a tight end was Totals 61 873 14.3 3 40
ever selected in the draft)… He played in 55 NFL games, all with
RAE CARRUTH #21
WR, 5-11, 190, 4L, Sacramento, Calif. (Valley)
A Sporting News first-team All-America as a senior… A first round draft choice by Carolina in the 1997 NFL
senior in 1996 (second-team by the Draft (27th overall)… Played in 14 career NFL games with the
Associated Press and Football News)…A Panthers (48 receptions for 604 yards and four touchdowns)…
two-time, first-team all-conference per- His career was marred by injuries, and it came to an abrupt end
former (All-Big Eight in 1995, All-Big 12 in 1996)… One of only two when he was convicted in a murder conspiracy and was
players, along with Charles E. Johnson, to have a pair of 1,000-yard sentenced to 19-to-24 years in prison.
plus receiving seasons at CU… Set or tied 12 different receiving
RECEIVING
records during his career… His 11 100-yard receiving games are Season G No. Yds Avg. TD Long
the second most in CU history and include a 222-yard game at 1992 9 14 161 11.5 1 20t
Missouri in 1996 (5 receptions, 2 TDs) that tied the school single 1994 9 14 255 18.2 2 67t
game mark for receiving yardage… Ended his career second in 1995 11 53 1008 19.0 9 77t
1996 11 54 1116 20.7 8 77t
both receptions (135) and yards (2,540) and was first in TD recep-
Totals 38 135 2540 18.8 20 77t
tions (20) for the Buffaloes… Two-time co-winner of the Zack
ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS—Rushing: 11-196, 17.8 avg., 2 TD, 32 long;
Jordan Award as CU’s most valuable player as a junior and Kickoff Returns: 10-200, 20.0 avg., 29 long; Punt Returns: 3-9, 3.0 avg., 7 long.
senior… One of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award as a
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KOY DETMER #14
QB, 6-1, 185, 4L, Mission, Texas (Mission)
An honorable mention All-American as a Colorado with 14 games of 200-plus yards passing; his five of 400
senior in 1996 by the Football News, as he or more and seven 300-plus are school bests… Ended his career
was the unanimous first-team All-Big 12 by being named the MVP of the ’96 Holiday Bowl, when he com-
quarterback in the conference’s inaugural pleted 25 of 45 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns in
season… That same year, he was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Colorado’s 33-21 win over Washington… Older brother, Ty, won
Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award… Set the Heisman Trophy as a junior at Brigham Young in 1990… A sev-
numerous passing records as a senior, when he passed for 3,156 enth round selection by Philadelphia in the 1997 NFL Draft, he has
yards and 22 touchdowns… Was off to a terrific start in ’95 until he spent his entire career with the Eagles (1997-2003); though basi-
was sidelined with a torn ACL (he was such a gamer that after cally the back-up signal caller, he has spot-started on occasion.
missing a game, he tried to comeback but a specially fitted brace
couldn’t supply enough support)… At the time of the injury, he PASSING
was the nation’s leading passer with a 189.4 rating… Redshirted in Season G Att-Com-Int Pct. Yds TD Long
1993… Started his career as a true freshman in 1992, playing in 1992 7 117- 67-10 57.3 962 8 92t
seven games including two starts (Oklahoma, Nebraska); he threw 1994 6 19- 10- 1 52.6 171 2 59
1995 15 95- 65- 2 68.4 1101 8 89
for 418 yards and five touchdowns against the Sooners, both highs
1996 11 363-208-12 57.3 3156 22 77t
in a debut for a CU starting quarterback; he also threw a 92-yard Totals 29 594-350-25 58.9 5390 40 92t
touchdown pass to Charles Johnson, which stood for 10 years as
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Rushing: 76-minus 31, -0.4 avg., 3 TD, 34 long;
the longest pass play in school history… In 18 career starts, Receiving: 1-minus 1, -1.0.
including bowls, he led CU to a 14-3-1 record… Second all-time at
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