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The Offseason Buff Wikipedia Project

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  1. allbuffs

    allbuffs Administrator

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    In running through wikipedia to look up some Buffalo history we noticed a number of our our greatest players have either no wikipedia entry at all, or one that is so poor that it might as well not be there. As part our attempt to grow overall knowledge of the CU program, support the team and have a presence befitting of our history on the internet we would like to encourage all of you to help all of us upgrade these wiki entries. Rep from all us to any of the members who complete or help complete any article.

    First challenge will be Deon Figures who's article is less than flattering:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deon_Figures
     
  2. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Holy crap, that sounds as if it was written by a nitwit with a 4th grade education.

    "I don't like Deon. He made a bad play. I won't be his friend."

    Anyway, the format should be:
    Short intro to where he is from and where he played. Maybe his rating coming out of HS and his position.

    College career

    NFL Career

    I don't know much about Deon, but that is a horribly written page.
     
  3. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Bitter Pitt fan I suppose. Back then like half the Pitt team was Buffs, so they should be a little more grateful.
     
  4. buffaloflyer

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    from cubuffs.com
    lettered 4 years: 88, 90, 91, 92

    1988 8-4
    INTERCEPTIONS
    Player G No. Yards Avg. TD Long
    T. James............. 11 3 30 10.0 0 26
    D. DeLuzio.......... 11 2 61 30.5 1 58t
    D. Figures........... 10 2 57 28.5 0 32

    CU Record Book:
    1. Passes Intercepted By Class/Season
    Freshman (True)—2 Deon Figures,
    2. Passes Intercepted By Class/Game
    Freshman (True/Redshirt)—2, Deon Figures vs. Iowa State in Boulder

    1990 11-1-1

    INTERCEPTIONS
    Player G No. Yards Avg. TD Long
    T. James............. 12 6 57 9.5 0 25
    D. McCloughan... 12 4 75 18.8 0 32
    P. Rose............... 6 2 61 30.5 0 36
    D. Gibbs ............. 9 2 38 19.0 0 22
    G. Thomas.......... 12 2 17 8.5 0 17
    D. Figures........... 12 2 7 3.5 0 7

    TACKLE LEADERS
    Player G UT AT — Tot TFL QBS PBU
    G. Biekert ........... 12 105 45 — 150 11-20 0- 0 7
    C. Brown............. 10 72 34 — 106 6-12 0- 0 1
    G. Howe ............. 12 60 36 — 96 22-81 10-60 2
    K. McGhee ......... 12 55 39 — 94 14-53 2½-16 4
    A. Williams.......... 12 55 33 — 88 21-104 12½-76 6​
    D. Figures........... 12 67 18 — 85 3- 7 0- 0 7

    1991 8-3-1

    INTERCEPTIONS
    Player G No. Yards Avg. TD Long
    C. Hudson .......... 11 4 111 27.8 1 40t
    T. Johnson.......... 9 3 19 6.3 0 18
    D. Figures........... 11 2 11 10.0 0 11

    TACKLE LEADERS
    Player G UT AT — Tot TFL QBS PBU
    G. Biekert ........... 11 78 61 — 139 5-11 1- 1 6
    C. Brown............. 11 70 55 — 125 15-54 8-39 1
    L. Renfro............. 10 58 20 — 78 16-55 7-35 2
    R. Woolfork......... 11 49 29 — 78 18-119 13-102 1
    E. Hamilton......... 11 50 25 — 75 4-12 1- 7 5
    J. Steed .............. 11 34 32 — 66 10-33 3-22 0
    G. Thomas.......... 11 39 23 — 62 1- 3 0- 0 6
    T. Johnson.......... 9 37 16 — 53 0- 0 0- 0 1
    B. Dyet................ 11 20 20 — 40 3- 6 2- 5 0​
    D. Figures........... 11 24 15 — 39 1- 1 0- 0 12

    1992 9-2-1

    INTERCEPTIONS
    Player G No. Yards Avg. TD Long
    D. Figures........... 10 6 21 3.5 0 14

    TACKLE LEADERS
    Player G UT AT — Tot TFL QBS PBU
    G. Biekert ........... 11 87 50 — 137 16-41 2-16 5
    L. Renfro............. 11 67 26 — 93 23-82 10½-61 1
    C. Brown............. 11 55 33 — 88 15-99 6-75 6
    T. Johnson.......... 11 41 37 — 78 3-12 1- 8 1
    R. Woolfork......... 11 48 12 — 60 21-122 13½-99 2
    D. Davis.............. 10 30 13 — 43 2- 3 0- 0 5
    D. Figures........... 10 27 11 — 38 1- 2 0- 0 8

    CU Record Book
    PUNTS
    1. Most Returns
    Game—10 (for 167 yards), Deon Figures vs. Kansas State in Boulder,
    Oct. 24, 1992.
    2. Yards
    Game—167 (10 returns), Deon Figures vs. Kansas State in Boulder, Oct.
    24, 1992
     
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  5. buffaloflyer

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    there's alot of info out there on Deon, I'm going to compile it here and may take a crack at the wiki entry later
     
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  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    awesome man, thank you.
     
  7. buffaloflyer

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    this culled from the Los Angeles Times online archives: (free btw, denverpost wants $3 per article)

    Graduated from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena Ca in 1988

    Committed to Colorado
    played 10 games his freshman season
    academic suspension for the year in 1989
    suspended for first game of 1990 - instrumental in the 1990 national championship run
    intercepted UW QB Mark Brunell with 1 minute to go to secure a 20-14 victory in Boulder, Buffs improve to 3-1-1. Figures, who finished with six tackles and two interceptions, was named Colorado's player of the week
    In the national championship game vs Notre Dame, CU was up 10-9 when a clipping call put the Irish on their own 22. 5 plays later DF intercepted Rick Mirer to secure the win and the title.
    In 1992, Deon Figures of Colorado, from Compton and Serra High, won the Jim Thorpe Award as the best college defensive back
     
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    from a 2005 buffzone piece: Barnett comparing the 2005 team to 1991's

    A few things to remember about the 1991 Colorado team:
    • The Buffs finished 8-3-1 that year, including a 6-0-1 record
    in the Big Eight, tying with Nebraska for their third straight league
    title. Those Buffs also spent most of the season in the top 20, and finished ranked 20th in the nation.
    While the Buffs did lose three games that year, the total

    margin of defeat in those games was 14 points: a loss by two to Baylor, seven to Stanford and five to Alabama in the Blockbuster Bowl
     
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  9. buffaloflyer

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    Deon Figures
    6-1, 195 pounds
    1988-92

    Figures had 12 career interceptions and 27 passes broken up. Remarkably, he intercepted two passes in four different games. Among the most memorable were his end-of-the-game pick against Notre Dame in the 1991 Orange Bowl, which helped seal Colorado’s 10-9 victory and national title. Earlier that season, Figures’ pick with under a minute to play against Washington helped preserve another win. By the end of his senior season in 1992, opposing offensive coordinators had seen enough of the talented Colorado defensive back, and Thorpe Trophy voters had seen enough to give Figures the hardware. The Compton, Calif. native was also a consensus All-American first-team pick and was named Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year. Figures went on to play six years in The League where he had nine interceptions.
     
  10. GoldenBuff

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    Check out this tidbit from the wikipedia article on "National Signing Day":

    I think this could be revamped in a way that does not slam us. We are far from the only school who has had issues and this doesn't even belong in a thread about signing day.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It should definitely be revamped. That self-imposed penalty is no longer in place and hasn't been for a while. But I think some of the broadcast teams and print journalists do their research on wiki, because I heard our recruiting restriction mentioned as a negative about the CU coaching job several times last fall when they were discussing our head coach opening.
     
  12. zbuff

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    It's ridiculous to highlight specific teams, obviously there was a grudge here. The reference for CU infractions isn't even a valid link.
     
  13. buffaloflyer

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    If anyone has some insight into Deon Figures' high school career, let me know. There's little info googling it. He went to Junipero Serra in Gardena but there's also reference to Skyline HS in Oakland
     
  14. buffaloflyer

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deon_Figures

    Further editing is still necessary, got to add links and such but its a start, I welcome any comments/critiques. It really was fun delving into Deon's CU career again, like I was back in the stands watching him play
     
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  15. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    great work BF
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Rep.

    Nice work, flyer.
     
  17. McBuffin

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    Nice work, everybody. I noticed after he was hired there's almost nothing about Embree on his Wikipedia page. It might be a good idea to have some more info on the coaches on there in case any recruits are looking them up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Embree
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I looked up Michigan's Brady Hoke for comparison. There is a ton more stuff in there with his full coaching career. It's the standard wiki category format that should be followed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_Hoke

    For bio on Embree, we've got the blog that absinthe wrote for AllBuffs: http://www.allbuffs.com/entry.php/96-Jon-Embree-Bio

    I also wrote one up shortly before he was hired when I was trying to pimp him for the job: http://www.allbuffs.com/showthread.php/55389-Jon-Embree
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    can't access Absinthe's post/article FYI. I stole all of nik's info and put it up on embree's profile. Looks better, or at least, now he has had a career. Feel free to have someone else source it, I do that enough for work as it is :lol:
     
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  20. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    was just looking up jimmy smiths stats for the season and stumbled onto his wiki page. here is the entry for college carreer

     
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  21. Heywood

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    and here is this section

    any wiki guys got some time so the college carreer is longer than the legal issues entry
     
  22. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I bet that girl likes her name being in there:huh:
     
  24. tante

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    we really need to have an adopt a buff program. We make a standard wikipedia template and for the player(s) that you adopted, you can fill out the template and post it to wikipedia (or have someone else do it for you). We can start with the current roster and then work our way backwards to all the buff players that made it in the NFL.

    we absolutely need to get started on this. Take a peek at this entry from the Michigan TB. We need something like this for all the starters.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzgerald_Toussaint
     
  25. KingPants

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    Man, that makes me really mad that that is in there about him and the girl. Why the **** would that be in the article in the first place, and why in the legal issues section. I don't believe that is illegal yet.

    Man. That seriously pisses me off.
     
  26. absinthe

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    Ok all cleaned up and sourced to make the wiki-police happy - pulled her name from the listing, changed it from legal issues to "Pre-draft concerns", added two paragraphs on his college career, and a one liner about this season in the NFL.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(cornerback)
     
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  27. tante

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    small edit.
     
  28. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    thanks, detail isnt my strong suit
     
  29. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    rep this man!!!
     
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