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Rep to anyone who can provide a bio on a spring walk on

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here is the list of guys who joined the Buffs as walk ons this spring. It's been hell trying to figure out who they are and where they came from, because CUBuffs.com provided nothing but their names, positions, class and measurables (afaik).

    So, here's your chance to be an AllBuffs hero (a claim that will certainly beef up any resume). Do some digging, get the skinny on one of these guys, post a bio in this thread, and raise your AB street cred to a new level.

    I'll Rep anyone who come through on this one. I'm sure that others will also throw in some rep.

    Here's the list:

    WR #40 Alex Turbow, 6'1" 205 lbs, freshman
    TE #41 Matt Allen, 6'2" 220 lbs, freshman
    TE #40 Joe Fleming, 6'3" 240 lbs, junior
    QB #13 Matt Johnson, 6'4" 200 lbs, sophomore
    DL #72 Sean Gomerdinger, 6'2" 240 lbs, sophomore
    DL #97 Guido Murnig, 6'2" 225 lbs, freshman
    DL #99 Michael O'Connor, 6'1" 225 lbs, sophomore
     
  2. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Turbow
    Gomerdinger
    Guido

    These are great football names.
     
  3. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Rep to anyone who can get Gomerdinger into the starting lineup!
     
  4. LongHaulBuff

    LongHaulBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Found this on a training site.:smile2:






    John is a great trainer and an even better person. He works hard to always be up to date and incorporate the newest techniques for running and
    lifting. I have worked with John for a little over a year and in that time I have put on 20 pounds of muscle while getting faster and stronger! John always makes workouts fun and interesting and he’s not afraid to joke around with his clients. I highly recommend John as a trainer for anybody who is looking to get in the best shape of their lives.
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    -Alex Turbow, San Luis Obispo, CA/University of Colorado


    '10 San Luis Obispo High
    Rec 29 yds 355 ypr 12.41 td 2
    Car 17 yds 60 ypc 3.53 td 2
     
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  5. LongHaulBuff

    LongHaulBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Mesa State '10

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    #58 Sean Gomerdinger Position: Defensive Lineman
    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 240
    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Parker, CO
    High School: Mullen
     
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  6. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I had a buddy that tried to walk-on at CU when the weasel was coach. He basically said they ran only sprints the 1st two days for like an hour or two straight. Most guys just quit after a while, but the ones that made it through got to do some skill stuff, my buddy didn't make the team.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    BuffInVA just earned some rep for Turbow and Gomerdinger. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I think that's two players in two years that have transferred from Mesa St. to CU in order to join the football team. Not quite sure what to make of that (other than Hawk needs to find another school's roster to raid... :huh:)
     
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    DL #97 Guido Murnig, 6'2" 225 lbs, freshman:


    Strong fist pumping ability.
    Can tan untill his skin turns orange
    Pulls his shirt up all the time to show the ladies his rippling abs.
    Might be able to persuede Snooki and The Situation to come along with him.
     
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    WR #40 Alex Turbow, 6'1" 205 lbs, freshman

    [video=youtube;n3EhaeZwBoY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3EhaeZwBoY[/video]
     
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  11. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Same HS class from Mullen as Bryce Givens. He was 6' 1'' 225 coming out of HS.

    Did not record a single stat for Mesa State in 2008 or 2009.
     
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  12. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I found a Matt Johnson QB 6'5 210 Spring Mills, (Penns Valley) Pennsylvania from the Class of 2008, he attended the State College Nike Training Camp 2007 as a QB (listed at 6'4" 214 lbs). Not sure where (if anywhere) he went to college though. If he redshirted in 08 that would make him a RS sophomore in 2010.

    The Matt Johnson on CU's roster is listed as a Sophomore 6'4" 200 lbs.

    Who knows if it is the same kid, but the age seems like it could match. There are a bunch of Matt Johnson QB's from all over, but hard to find the right age.
     
  13. ScottyBuff

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    Matt Allen - walk-on this spring. He was a starting offensive lineman on the 2008-2009 state championship Mullen team along with Mario Conte (DB/WR) and Josh Ford (RB).

    He was also a track performer in the Shot Put:

    http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/v5aXyghylUODZSfvDq-GMA/football-fall-08/profile-matt-allen.htm
     
  14. ScottyBuff

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    Guidicci (Guido) Murnig, Sr. Justin-Siena HS Braves. named as Marin County Athletic League (California) pre-season All-League coaches, First-team offense, Linemen:
    Looks like he also played defense, obviously:

    http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/MRWoWAHW0k-QO9PBHuS2Wg/football-fall-08/profile-guido-murnig.htm

    He seems like a good student as he was on the "B" honor roll 3.0-3.49 as a Junior.

    There appears to be a memorial scholarship to the private HS (Marin Catholic) that his family setup for an older brother of his that passed away in a car accident:

     
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    OK, so none of that info was accurate on Joe.

    Joe Fleming, TE 6'3 240 lbs, Junior. Is from Greenwood Village, CO and attended Araphoe HS. He was named to 2006 Class 5A Continental League First Team by the Denver Post as a Tight End. After high school he attended Front Range Community College.
     
  17. GoldenBuff

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    Yay! We have someone from my alma mater on the football team again!
     
  18. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Which is that? Arapahoe HS or Front Range CC?

    If Arapahoe, then there is another walk-on: QB Matt Johnson is also from there.
     
  19. GoldenBuff

    GoldenBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I wonder how I missed that.

    I don't know about the rest of you allbuffers but I get a kick out of seeing kids from either of my alma maters (HS or college) go on to play at the next level in any sport. Even if they aren't world beaters, it's cool to see them out there representing. I was a really happy camper when there was someone from Arapahoe on all 3 "revenue" teams here at CU. It made some rough seasons a little easier when you had a specific person to root for. Even if we lost, I could take some comfort from the fact that at least so and so had a good day. Anyone else feel this way?
     
  20. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah most definitely it adds some "pride" to being a fan. I don't get too many chances for that happen as I graduated from Glenwood Springs HS, but we did have a punter from 2005-08 that came from there: Tom Suazo. There has been a few other GSHS alums that have played other sports at CU, none that I went to school with but a few I knew their older siblings.
     
  21. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    You had a really good kicker punter at Glenwood for the last couple years: Clay Hawkins. He was at CU's kicking camp in summer 2009, but don't think he has CU in his sights.
    And for a local connection, did you know Mason Crosby married a girl from your hometown? truth.
     
  22. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Also, we have two new walk-on kickers, but I don't have their names. Slipping, I guess.

    You can see them in this video from Monday's practice, numbers 29 and 14 (I guess this means they didn't retire Matt DiLallo's jersey yet.)

    VIDEO AT THIS LINK:
    http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/...DB_MENU_ID=&SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600

    Neither Riddle nor Hawkins sound too psyched about the kicking game. :cry:
    But they just need to work to the little things. You know, like, um, getting it through the uprights.
     
  23. ScottyBuff

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    I saw that too, was wondering if they switched some numbers around or if it was some new guys.
     
  24. ScottyBuff

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    QB #13 - Matt Johnson. 6'4 200 lbs. Sophomore. Centennial, CO (Arapahoe HS).

    Attended the 2007 Boulder NIKE Training Camp (6/2/07) measured 6'4 162 lbs.

    Named to both Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News 5A Continental League Second Team Offense at QB.

    Went 4-6 in his senior season with the Arapahoe Warriors, losing in first round of playoffs to Arvada West 14-19.

    No indication where he went for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

    http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/dfAlzT2sQ0igxCVfHQzjiw/football-fall-07/profile-matt-johnson.htm

    There are some highlights of Matt Johnson in this video of Douglas County vs Arapahoe (about 1 minute in and then again about 3 minutes in).
    [video=youtube;AMaps0TmZCM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMaps0TmZCM[/video]
     
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  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Nice find on Matt Johnson, Scotty.

    Rep to you, sir. :thumbsup:

    @ AJ - I didn't think the new kickers were supposed to join us until the Fall. I guess I'll see on Saturday.
     
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    S #39 - Devon Martin. 5'8" 175 lbs, Sophomore. Broomfield, CO (Legacy HS)/ Mesa State

    Played on same Legacy defense as curent Buff Nick Kasa.

    2006-07 was named Honorable Mention to 5A Front Range League
    45 tackles, 6 interceptions

    2007-08 was named to First Team Defensive Backs for 5A Front Range League
    46 tackles, 1 interception

    http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/Fkms53AAt0yCHAZeEQde4A/football-fall-06/profile-devon-martin.htm

    [​IMG]

    Mesa State listed him at 5'6" 170 lbs in 2009. He redshirted in 2008, and I did not see any stats accumulated for him in 2009.
     
  27. ScottyBuff

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    DE #99 Michael (Mike) O'Connor. 6'1 225 lbs, Sophomore. Englewood, CO (Englewood HS)/ Fort Lewis

    Named to 2006 3A Metro North Second Team Offense as Offensive Lineman and honorable mention on defense

    Went to Fort Lewis where he redshirted in 2007 and played limited time in 2008 recording 6 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 QB hurries in 7 games.
     
  28. AlferdJasper

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    The two walkons have been suiting up the same as Kirkwood and Grossnickle and practicing in CU gear -- you can see them in the video. Neither seems to be a punter, but both practice kickoffs and some field goals. But I don't know that they'll participate in spring game.
    Might just be those two (K&G) handling it all. Goodman still out for a while injured.
    When Riddle says some new guys will join the team in the fall, he might mean more new guys.
     
  29. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I missed this post AJ. Not familiar with Clay, I'll check him out. Wasn't aware of Crosby marrying a Demon either, I'll try to find more out about her too.
     
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    From the Spring Game team rosters they list the two new kickers:

    #29 Gabe Romano, Fr. 5'9" 165 lbs - Castle Rock, CO (Douglas County)
    #14 Sean Minett, Fr. 6'0" 190 lbs - Eagle, CO (Vail Mountain)
     

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