CU at the NFL Draft


CU at the NFL Draft

//posted 4.29.2020
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Contracts for CU’s undrafted free agents (Montez gets some guaranteed money) … Three drafted Buffs slated to receive over $4 million in signing bonuses … CU up to 275 all-time draft picks; holds onto No. 23 on all-time list … Grading CU’s draft picks (Viska, Taylor get “A’s” – Hambright not so much) …

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1989: CU takes a No. 3 ranking to Oklahoma, and not only took its first lead over the Sooners in 13 years, but took down Oklahoma, 20-3 … A Hagan-to-Flannigan pitch foreshadowed a more famous pitch a week later … No. 24 Player: Outside Linebacker Kanavis McGhee (1987-90) …

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2003 – Joel Klatt makes his debut with 402 yards passing and four TD’s in CU’s 42-35 win over No. 23 CSU … Rams claw back from two 14-point deficits, but Buffs prevail after lightning delay with a Bobby Purify run with 40 seconds remaining … Player No. 25: Three-time All Big Eight DB Mickey Pruitt (1984-87) …

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CU’s defensive line has gone from a liability to a strength in just one season, but can the quality of the defensive line (and inside linebackers) overcome deficiencies at the outside linebacker and safety positions? … Can CU’s young (but talented) cornerbacks meet the challenge of Pac-12 competition? …

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We should be a week out from CU’s Spring game, but … that ain’t happening … Still, CU’s roster is in place for 2020, and here is a breakdown of CU’s offensive roster and position battles which will still need to be resolved …

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2016 – Sefo Liufau passes for over 300 yards, and rushes for over 100 more, in leading No. 12 CU to a 38-24 win over No. 20 Washington State … Nick Fisher fourth down stop preserves CU’s first win over a ranked team in seven years … No. 26 Player: Jeremy Bloom (with video highlights of Bloom’s career) …

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When, and under what circumstances, will football be played in 2020? … What to make of the three new tight ends – and of the three defections from the Recruiting Classes? … What are the first “way-to-early” projections for CU’s record in the upcoming season? …

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1990 … CU traveled to Austin with a 1-1-1 record, and trailed the No. 22 Longhorns, 22-14, in the fourth quarter … Enter Eric Bieniemy and a speech which lifted the Buffs to a come-from-behind win and a run to a national title … Player No. 27: WR/KR Ben Kelly (1997-99) …

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In 2004, the Buffs won the Big 12 North and earned a trip to the EV1.Net Houston Bowl to play University of Texas, El-Paso (UTEP) … The hard-fought 33-28 win represents CU’s last (most recent) win in a bowl game … Player No. 28: Linebacker Chad Brown (1989-92) …

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Welcome to Episode 3 of the Podcast … Sean Tufts is the President of Buffs4Life, and we talk about the good works the organization is involved in, with plenty of time to talk about Sean’s days as a CU linebacker (62-36!), his time in the NFL, and his days as a Ralphie Handler …

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Email: Buffs4Life golf tournament a go in June (at least for now) … Video highlights from Sean Tufts’ career, including the 2001 Nebraska game (62-36! – was Sean’s first tackle a facemask penalty?), the Big 12 title game v. Texas, and the 2002 win over Kansas State …

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September 8, 2018 – A 40-yard touchdown pass from Steven Montez to Laviska Shenault gives CU a 33-28 win over Nebraska … Essay for the game: “We have to beat them. It’s the only thing they understand” … Player No. 29: Running back Hugh Charles (2004-07) …

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