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The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.2k votes 272 voters 5.0k 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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  • Eric Bieniemy1
    120
    42

    Eric Bieniemy

    1987 - 1990

  • Rashaan Salaam2

    1992 - 1994

  • Phillip Lindsay3
    96
    33

    Phillip Lindsay

    2014 - 2017

  • Bobby Purify4
    58
    22

    Bobby Purify

    2000 - 2004

  • Chris Brown5
    57
    21

    Chris Brown

    2001 - 2002

  • J.J. Flannigan6
    41
    12

    J.J. Flannigan

    1987 - 1989

  • Rodney Stewart7
    28
    17

    Rodney Stewart

    2008 - 2011

  • Billy Waddy8

    1973 - 1976

  • Herchell Troutman9
    18
    13

    Herchell Troutman

    1994 - 1997

  • Lamont Warren10
    20
    16

    Lamont Warren

    1991 - 1993

  • Lee Rouson11
    14
    9

    Lee Rouson

    1981 - 1984

  • Cortlen Johnson12
    19
    15

    Cortlen Johnson

    1998 - 2001

  • Charlie Davis13

    1971 - 1973

  • Bo Matthews14
    13
    10

    Bo Matthews

    1971 - 1973

  • Marlon Barnes15

    1994 - 1998

  • Tony Reed16
    9
    8

    Tony Reed

    1975 - 1976

  • Eddie Dove17

    1956 - 1958

  • Bill Harris18
    7
    7

    Bill Harris

  • Erich Kissick19
    8
    10

    Erich Kissick

    1986 - 1989

  • Anthony Weatherspoon20
    7
    10

    Anthony Weatherspoon

    1984 - 1986

  • Terry Kunz21
    5
    8

    Terry Kunz

    1972 - 1975

  • Ward Walsh22
    8
    13

    Ward Walsh

    1968 - 1970

  • James Mayberry23
    15
    26

    James Mayberry

    1975 - 1978

  • William Harris24
    3
    10

    William Harris

    1965 - 1967

  • Michael Adkins II25
    5
    14

    Michael Adkins II

    2013 - 2017