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1971 Colorado Buffaloes Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (11th of 128) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Eddie Crowder (10-2)

PS/G: 30.8 (10th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 18.3 (53rd of 128)
SRS: 21.25 (5th of 128) ▪ SOS: 11.75 (3rd of 128)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 29-17 versus Houston

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Ken Johnson* QB 64 Cmp, 163 Att, 1126 Yds, 8 TD
2 Joe Duenas QB 11 Cmp, 26 Att, 212 Yds, 1 TD
3 Charlie Davis* RB 219 Att, 1386 Yds, 6.3 Avg
4 John Tarver* RB 122 Att, 677 Yds, 5.5 Avg
5 Rich Bland RB 16 Att, 73 Yds, 4.6 Avg
6 Jon Keyworth RB 3 Att, 10 Yds, 3.3 Avg
7 Bo Matthews RB 33 Att, 131 Yds, 4.0 Avg
8 L. Thomas RB 13 Att, 66 Yds, 5.1 Avg
9 Cliff Branch* WR 13 Rec, 330 Yds, 25.4 Avg
10 Larry Brunson* WR 6 Rec, 112 Yds, 18.7 Avg
11 S. Mendez WR 4 Rec, 58 Yds, 14.5 Avg
12 Willie Nichols WR 16 Rec, 316 Yds, 19.8 Avg
13 Marv Whitaker WR 9 Rec, 126 Yds, 14.0 Avg
14 Bob Masten* TE 11 Rec, 214 Yds, 19.5 Avg
15 J.V. Cain TE 8 Rec, 173 Yds, 21.6 Avg
16 Greg Horton* OL
17 Bill Kralicek* OL
18 Chuck Mandrill* OL
19 Bill McDonald* OL
20 Jake Zumbach* OL
21 Chris Havens* DL
22 Rick Kay* DL
23 Herb Orvis* DL
24 John Stavely* DL
25 Carl Taibi* DL
26 Stu Aldrich DL
27 Mark Cooney DL
28 Billie Drake* LB
29 Randy Geist* LB
30 Bud Magrum* LB
31 Lenny Ciufo LB
32 Dave Orvis LB
33 Cullen Bryant* DB
34 Brian Foster* DB
35 John Stearns* DB
36 Lorne Richardson DB