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RIP Keith English, former CU punter

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  1. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16770867

    Just a real shocker. Not sure if anyone else here knew him. I didn't know him well, but Keith and Trevor lived across the hall from me my freshman year and I'm telling you, he could not have been a nicer guy.

    I'll remember him bringing us some spaghetti and lasagna from training table. I'll remember him having putting contests with us in the hallway. I'll remember him and Trevor playing football with us (and taking it VERY easy on us) during that huge snowfall that the Broncos had a Monday Night Football game in 1984. But most of all, I'll remember both him and his longtime girlfriend (who was drop dead gorgeous) just being the most genuine, friendly, down to earth people I've ever met.

    Thoughts and prayers to his family.
     
  2. buffalo30

    buffalo30 Active Member

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    Very sad news. May God Bless.
     
  3. CenturyBuff

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    Amen. Prayers to the family and friends.
     
  4. BUFFS14

    BUFFS14 Well-Known Member

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    Keith was an awesome man. He was a great teammate! As kickers and punters go sometime we have a hard time fitting in and he made it real easy on us to feel a part of the team. He will always be remembered as such to me! God Bless him and his family! We(my family and I) will keep him an his family in our prayers!
     
  5. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    Very sad, condolences to the family.
     
  6. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    RIP Keith. Never knew you knew him, Spiff.
     
  7. MontanaBuff

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    Would have been a starter almost anywhere else, but just happened to be a teammate of Barry Helton.
    Consensus All-American in 1988 in his only year he saw the field (the only Buff to be so honored that year).
    A real loss to the Buff family. RIP Keith.
     
  8. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Damn, way too young. All the best to his family.
     
  9. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Wow, really sad and much too young!
     
  10. b3buffs

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    Very sad. Great punter and I always loved that he was in Tecmo Super Bowl.
     
  11. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    RIP, Keith.

    I found an old Scout list of top five CU punters, and he beat out the likes of Mitch Berger.

    "The following are BSN’s top five Colorado punters of all-time, listed in alphabetical order. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to a poll where you can vote your No. 1 and/or make a case for a player left off the list.

    Keith English
    6-3, 215 pounds, Greeley (West), Colo.
    1984-88
    Took over for graduated Barry Helton as a senior in 1988 and led the nation in punting (45.04 average). Named all-Big Eight and All-America that season. His five punts for a 59 yard average vs. Oregon State on Sept. 28, 1988, led to English being named national Player of the Week.
    Excelled when he was backed up inside CU territory: English owned a 49.3 yard average on 24 punts when he kicked from inside his own 30-yard line. Briefly played for the Los Angeles Rams (68 career punts) after signing as a free agent."​
     
  12. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Sad to hear, RIP Keith!

    Man we really had a string of great punters here. Helton, English, Rouen, Berger, etc.
     
  13. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    I am very sad reading this. He was the punter my freshman year.
     

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