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The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.2k votes 278 voters 5.2k views30 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Colorado Buffaloes running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Colorado Buffaloes history, including current running backs and past ones. This Colorado football roster has famous All-Americans, Colorado running backs in the NFL, and Buffaloes players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Colorado RBs include Eric Bieniemy, Phillip Lindsay, Rodney Stewart, and Bobby Purify.

Who are the greatest running backs in Colorado Buffaloes history? Add your favorites if they’re not all on this list of University of Colorado Boulder football players who have played as running back. 

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  • 1
    119
    41

    Eric Bieniemy

    1987 - 1990

  • 2

    1992 - 1994

  • 3
    96
    32

    Phillip Lindsay

    2014 - 2017

  • 4
    57
    21

    Chris Brown

    2001 - 2002

  • 5
    57
    24

    Bobby Purify

    2000 - 2004

  • 6
    41
    12

    J.J. Flannigan

    1987 - 1989

  • 7
    28
    17

    Rodney Stewart

    2008 - 2011

  • 8
    22
    16

    Lamont Warren

    1991 - 1993

  • 9

    1973 - 1976

  • 10
    18
    13

    Herchell Troutman

    1994 - 1997

  • 11
    20
    17

    Cortlen Johnson

    1998 - 2001

  • 12
    14
    9

    Lee Rouson

    1981 - 1984

  • 13
    13
    10

    Bo Matthews

    1971 - 1973

  • 14

    1994 - 1998

  • 15

    1956 - 1958

  • 16
    7
    7

    Bill Harris

  • 17
    8
    10

    Erich Kissick

    1986 - 1989

  • 18
    6
    8

    Terry Kunz

    1972 - 1975

  • 19
    7
    10

    Anthony Weatherspoon

    1984 - 1986

  • 20
    8
    13

    Ward Walsh

    1968 - 1970

  • 21

    1971 - 1973

  • 22
    14
    26

    James Mayberry

    1975 - 1978

  • 23
    9
    18

    Tony Reed

    1975 - 1976

  • 24
    3
    10

    William Harris

    1965 - 1967

  • 25
    5
    13

    Michael Adkins II

    2013 - 2017