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The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.0k votes 224 voters 4.1k 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
    Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

    1992 - 1994

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    Eric Bieniemy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
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    39

    Eric Bieniemy

    1987 - 1990

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    Phillip Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    86
    34

    Phillip Lindsay

    2014 - 2017

  • 4
    Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    54
    20

    Chris Brown

    2001 - 2002

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  • 5
    Bobby Purify is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    51
    24

    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
    37
    13

    J.J. Flannigan

    1987 - 1989

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    Rodney Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    25
    19

    Rodney Stewart

    2008 - 2011

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

    1973 - 1976

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    Herchell Troutman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    17
    12

    Herchell Troutman

    1994 - 1997

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    Cortlen Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    18
    13

    Cortlen Johnson

    1998 - 2001

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    Bo Matthews is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    12
    5

    Bo Matthews

    1971 - 1973

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    Lee Rouson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    15
    10

    Lee Rouson

    1981 - 1984

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    Lamont Warren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    18
    16

    Lamont Warren

    1991 - 1993

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

    1956 - 1958

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

    1971 - 1973

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    Tony Reed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    10
    9

    Tony Reed

    1975 - 1976

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    Bill Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    8
    6

    Bill Harris

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    Erich Kissick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    7
    5

    Erich Kissick

    1986 - 1989

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    Hugh Charles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    12
    13

    Hugh Charles

    2004 - 2007

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    Marlon Barnes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time

    1994 - 1998

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    William Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    4
    5

    William Harris

    1965 - 1967

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    Anthony Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    4
    5

    Anthony Weatherspoon

    1984 - 1986

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    Terry Kunz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    5
    8

    Terry Kunz

    1972 - 1975

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    Christian Powell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    8
    12

    Christian Powell

    2012 - 2015

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    Ward Walsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colorado Buffaloes Running Backs of All Time
    4
    6

    Ward Walsh

    1968 - 1970

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