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Nelson Spruce tribute thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    All-time leader in Pac-12 receptions.

    This is a big ****ing deal. Hell of a player who has been so much fun to watch during a very tough time for fans.

    Spruuuuuuuuuuucccccccccceeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Hats off to him!
     
  3. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Big time props to one of the best in CU history. Hopefully he and the team can surprise some people and pull a few more Ws out to end his career.
     
  4. 89BUFF89

    89BUFF89 Well-Known Member

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    He's got 4 more games to keep adding too
     
  5. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    He is truly talented. Has been fun to watch him over the past four years. I had no idea when he was recruited that he would be this successful. I really hope he gets drafted and has a great pro career.
     
  6. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I'll miss him. A true bright spot. Spruuuuuuuuuuce! Congrats and well deserved.
     
  7. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Guy has a future in the league. I see a classic slot guy. He works well in traffic, makes sharp cuts and runs precise routes, and catches everything thrown to him even when he is getting hit.
     
  8. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Great job Nelson. PRich who? :)
     
  9. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Spruce!! Kid is a stud and a relentless worker. If a guy ever deserved a chance at the NFL, it is Spruce. He had at least 2 catches in this game that no other receiver in NCAA could make. He will have a place to play at the next level. He is the best catching receiver CU has ever had.
     
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  10. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    He really set down roots in boulder. He's been a true joy to watch and grow as he branched out into a leader for this football team... it will be a sad day when he leaves boulder... wood
     
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    Sykobuff Club Member Club Member

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    He's been a beast and one of the few bright spots.
     
  12. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Guy is going to win the buffalo heart award and rightly so. It's been great to se him evolve over the years. Never would have thought early on he'd hold as many records as he now has. Fun to watch and I think he'll be in the league for years.
     
  13. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Imagine a guy like Spruce on a team with a mid 90's team. That would have been unreal.
     
  14. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    Quietly Dominant.
     
  15. GridironNut

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    Truly a great technician at the position. I believe he has no more than one--ONE--dropped pass in his career here. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that his being underutilized might be at the root of our problems this year. Leaves room for argument, though.
     
  16. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    what happened to his uncle who used to post here... is he still around?
     
  17. OrangeBowl

    OrangeBowl Club Member Club Member

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    Been such a pleasure watching him the last 4 years.Looking forward to seeing how much he can separate from the old record the next 4 weeks and what he does after he leaves here.
     
  18. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    He's been great, four more big games to go. Congrats on the record.
     
  19. AlferdJasper

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    Fun to watch, a great buff.
     
  20. NovaBuff

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    Still here! I can't believe it's been almost 5 years. I've been enjoying watching Nelson as a Buff and had a great trip to Boulder for the AZ game. Thanks for all the kind words about him.
     
  21. MtnBuff

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    He's earned every kind word. The guy is class in everything he has done since he showed up in Boulder.

    You can tell a lot about a guy from how his teammates respond to him. You can see that he has the respect of the guys in that locker room, and it isn't just because he catches a lot of footballs.
     
  22. BuffLuKe

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    Season isn't over yet, we need him the last 4 games. This team shouldn't be hurt, they should be pissed off, they are gonna need it next week.
     
  23. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I really hope he doesn't end up in New England, because he'd be awesome there and I don't want to be conflicted about him like I am with Solder.
     
  24. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Great Buff. Thanks Nelson
     
  25. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Congrats to Spruce for the record. We have been lucky to have him as a Buff with his dedication to the team.
     
  26. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Yep, Spruce has probably been the bright spot on offense and it will be tough to see him go. I'm certain we will all be seeing him playing on sundays. A great Buff!
     
  27. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Really good player and one of the grittier players to wear a CU uniform in a while. He will be missed.
     
  28. Highlander

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    One of our all time greats.

    Also, we owe him one for coming back for his senior year. His stats have diminished this year with the development of the other receivers - you could see this coming and it may take money straight out of his pocket starting off in the NFL. Can you imagine how this offense would have struggled without him on the field in 2015?

    Thanks, Nelson!
     
  29. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Yep. All of us who've suffered through depressing home games for the last few years will tell people "yeah, it was bad. But I got to see most of Nelson Spruce's home games".

    Congrats to #22.
     
  30. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Luv me some Spruce. One tough amigo who goes about his job in a quiet fashion. Will miss seeing him line up next year but will enjoy watching him add to his numbers over the next 4.
     

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