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All-time Buffs who started as walk ons

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    With Adam tweeting out today the initial list of confirmed walk ons...

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    I thought it would be good to have a thread about some of the all-time great Buffs who began their CU careers as walk ons.

    I'll start it out with: QB Joel Klatt and WR Scotty McKnight
     
  2. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Chase McBride.
     
  3. DiggerBuffs

    DiggerBuffs Well-Known Member

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    Every single Buff that has walked-on and stuck it out all 4 or 5 years through graduation. The most thankless job and hardest working athletes come from this group. My favorite is my long-time friend (and later in life brother-in-law), Barry Kunkel.
     
  4. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    That's Bavaare Kunklee to Keith Jackson.
     
  5. DiggerBuffs

    DiggerBuffs Well-Known Member

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    It was actually Dan Fouts that came up with that. Surprising it wasn't Jackson. And yes, Bavari Kunlei is still reminded of that by his former head coach and a few teammates when they run into each other I have noticed.
     
  6. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Clubber Lang Club Member

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    Jeff Campbell . . . duh.
     
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    HUFset Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Smart
     
  8. aik

    aik Well-Known Member

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    In terms of fanfare, I present cornerback Jason Espinoza.
     
  9. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    Was Jeff Campbell a walk on initially? If so, I'd put him at or near the top.
     
  10. aik

    aik Well-Known Member

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    Josh Ford (April)
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;7NsBCwfFC5g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NsBCwfFC5g[/video]

    And 18 years of heartache gave way to the beginning of a college football dynasty in Boulder.
     
  12. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Wasn't Bloom a walk-on who later earned a schollie?
     
  13. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    :stupid:
     
  14. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    1++ Soupy was the best!

    Bloom was schollied from Day One; his issue was whether he could get paid endorsements for his US Ski team prowess.
     
  15. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Count me in the Soupy fan club...dude was awesome.
     
  16. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    So to be a good walkon, your first name should start with J?


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  17. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    Also...Dilworth


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  18. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Bloom was the most jittery runner I ever saw. Ran like he was skiing a bump run. And uber fast.

    I think he was always on scholarship, tho.
     

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