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The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated December 4, 2019 737 votes 205 voters 3.6k views 30 items

List Rules Vote based on college careers only.

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
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

1992 - 1994

2
Eric Bieniemy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Eric Bieniemy

1987 - 1990

3
Phillip Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Phillip Lindsay

2014 - 2017

4
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Chris Brown

2001 - 2002

5
Bobby Purify is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Bobby Purify

2000 - 2004

6
J.J. Flannigan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
J.J. Flannigan

1987 - 1989

7
Rodney Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Rodney Stewart

2008 - 2011

8
Cortlen Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Cortlen Johnson

1998 - 2001

9
Billy Waddy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

1973 - 1976

10
Lee Rouson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Lee Rouson

1981 - 1984

11
Lamont Warren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Lamont Warren

1991 - 1993

12
Herchell Troutman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Herchell Troutman

1994 - 1997

13
Bo Matthews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Bo Matthews

1971 - 1973

14
Tony Reed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Tony Reed

1975 - 1976

15
Charlie Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

1971 - 1973

16
Eddie Dove is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

1956 - 1958

17
Hugh Charles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Hugh Charles

2004 - 2007

18
Marlon Barnes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

1994 - 1998

19
Bill Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Bill Harris
20
Anthony Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Anthony Weatherspoon

1984 - 1986

21
Ward Walsh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Ward Walsh

1968 - 1970

22
James Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
James Mayberry

1975 - 1978

23
William Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
William Harris

1965 - 1967

24
Erich Kissick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Erich Kissick

1986 - 1989

25
Christian Powell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
Christian Powell

2012 - 2015