Colorado Buffaloes Roster 2019 Buffaloes Roster

Head Coach: Mike MacIntyre        2017 Salary: $2,803,500        Offensive Coordinator: Klayton Adames/Darris Chiaverini       Defensive Coordinator: D.J. Eliot         

Stadium: Folsom Field       Surface: Grass        City: Boulder        State: Colorado

Although there was some optimism about the team heading into 2017 based on the success of the 2016 team, there will be little overt optimism for great things from Mike McIntyre's 2018 version of the Colorado Buffaloes. The roster is youthful, but has some valuable experience in key positions. The Buffs return some experienced players on defense, with a solid group of linebackers including seniors Rick Gamboa at MLB and Drew Lewis at OLB. Sophomores Jacob Callier and Nate Landman bring some youth to the LB position, as well. One of the more intriguing battles that has taken place has been for LCB, where Trey Udoffia has edged out Dante Wigley and Ronnie Blackmon for the starting spot. Perhaps most interesting, though, is true freshman Israel Antwine's ascension to a starting DE role.

Name Pos
Steven Montez S. Montez QB
Tyler McGarry T. McGarry QB
Sam Noyer S. Noyer QB
T.J. Patterson T. Patterson QB
Casey Marksberry C. Marksberry QB
Tyler Lytle T. Lytle QB
Travon McMillian T. McMillian RB
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay RB
Donovan Lee D. Lee RB
George Frazier G. Frazier RB
Michael Adkins II M. A. II RB
Kyle Evans K. Evans RB
Beau Bisharat B. Bisharat RB
Tanner Grzesiek T. Grzesiek RB
Alex Fontenot A. Fontenot RB
Dylan Keeney D. Keeney RB
Riley Hillis R. Hillis RB
Shay Fields S. Fields WR
Devin Ross D. Ross WR
Derrion Rakestraw D. Rakestraw WR
Bryce Bobo B. Bobo WR
Anthony Julmisse A. Julmisse WR
Juwann Winfree J. Winfree WR
Jay MacIntyre J. MacIntyre WR
Kabion Ento K. Ento WR
Lee Walker L. Walker WR
Xavier Cochrane X. Cochrane WR
Kevin Dement K. Dement WR
Laviska Shenault Jr. L. Shenault Jr. WR
Jaylon Jackson J. Jackson WR
K.D. Nixon K. Nixon WR
Maurice Bell M. Bell WR
Erik Lawson E. Lawson WR
Cameron Frazier C. Frazier WR
Curtis Chiaverini C. Chiaverini WR
Chris Bounds C. Bounds TE
Derek Coleman D. Coleman TE
Jared Poplawski J. Poplawski TE
Kyle Trego K. Trego DB
Ronnie Blackmon R. Blackmon DB
Trey Udoffia T. Udoffia DB
Nick Fisher N. Fisher DB
Afolabi Laguda A. Laguda DB
Ryan Moeller R. Moeller DB
Isaiah Oliver I. Oliver DB
Daniel Talley D. Talley DB
Lucas Cooper L. Cooper DB
Uryan Hudson U. Hudson DB
Evan Worthington E. Worthington DB
Isaiah Lewis I. Lewis DB
Jaisen Sanchez J. Sanchez DB
Darrell Hubbard D. Hubbard DB
Dante Wigley D. Wigley DB
Frank Umu F. Umu DE
Leo Jackson III L. J. III DE
Brett Tonz B. Tonz DE
Terriek Roberts T. Roberts DE
Michael Mathewes M. Mathewes DE
Timothy Coleman T. Coleman DE
Chris Mulumba C. Mulumba DE
Terrance Lang T. Lang DE
Jack Shutack J. Shutack OL
Tim Lynott T. Lynott OL
Colby Pursell C. Pursell OL
Justin Eggers J. Eggers OL
Grant Polley G. Polley OL
Jacob Moretti J. Moretti OL
William Sherman W. Sherman OL
Aaron Haigler A. Haigler OL
Dillon Middlemiss D. Middlemiss OL
Gerrad Kough G. Kough OL
Mo Bandi M. Bandi OL
Isaac Miller I. Miller OL
Josh Kaiser J. Kaiser OL
Jeromy Irwin J. Irwin OL
Hunter Vaughn H. Vaughn OL
Jonathan Huckins J. Huckins OL
Kolter Smith K. Smith OL
Chris Roddick C. Roddick OL
Heston Paige H. Paige OL
Chris Graham C. Graham K
Nick Porter N. Porter K
Davis Price D. Price K
James Stefanou J. Stefanou K
Drew Lewis D. Lewis LB
Akil Jones A. Jones LB
Sam Bennion S. Bennion LB
Derek McCartney D. McCartney LB
Terran Hasselbach T. Hasselbach LB
Bryan Meek B. Meek LB
Jacob Stoltenberg J. Stoltenberg LB
Dante Sparaco D. Sparaco LB
Shamar Hamilton S. Hamilton LB
Rick Gamboa R. Gamboa LB
Trent Headley T. Headley LB
Jonathan Van Diest J. V. Diest LB
Chase Newman C. Newman LB
Brady Russell B. Russell LB
Carson Wells C. Wells LB
Jacob Callier J. Callier LB
Nick Edridge N. Edridge LB
Nate Landman N. Landman LB
Andrew Bergner A. Bergner CB
Chris Miller C. Miller CB
Kevin George K. George CB
Jase Franke J. Franke DT
Eddy Lopez E. Lopez DT
Lyle Tuiloma L. Tuiloma DT
Jalen Sami J. Sami DT
Alex Kinney A. Kinney P
Sam Loy S. Loy P
Chance Lytle C. Lytle OT
J.T. Bale J. Bale LS
Chase Sanders C. Sanders S
Nico Magri N. Magri DL
Javier Edwards J. Edwards NT
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Steven Montez S. Montez QB 12 6' 5" 235
Tyler McGarry T. McGarry QB 16 6' 0" 210
Sam Noyer S. Noyer QB 4 6' 4" 220
T.J. Patterson T. Patterson QB 18 6' 3" 185
Casey Marksberry C. Marksberry QB 17 6' 3" 185
Tyler Lytle T. Lytle QB 7 6' 5" 220
Travon McMillian T. McMillian RB 34 6' 0" 210
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay RB 23 5' 8" 190
Donovan Lee D. Lee RB 1 5' 10" 190
George Frazier G. Frazier RB 5 6' 2" 275
Michael Adkins II M. A. II RB 19 5' 10" 205
Kyle Evans K. Evans RB 21 5' 7" 180
Beau Bisharat B. Bisharat RB 35 6' 2" 225
Tanner Grzesiek T. Grzesiek RB 45 5' 10" 205
Alex Fontenot A. Fontenot RB 8 6' 0" 195
Dylan Keeney D. Keeney RB 86 6' 6" 220
Riley Hillis R. Hillis RB 30 6' 0" 200
Shay Fields S. Fields WR 1 5' 11" 185
Devin Ross D. Ross WR 2 5' 11" 180
Derrion Rakestraw D. Rakestraw WR 3 6' 2" 190
Bryce Bobo B. Bobo WR 4 6' 2" 200
Anthony Julmisse A. Julmisse WR 8 6' 1" 190
Juwann Winfree J. Winfree WR 9 6' 3" 215
Jay MacIntyre J. MacIntyre WR 14 5' 10" 185
Kabion Ento K. Ento WR 17 6' 3" 190
Lee Walker L. Walker WR 18 6' 0" 185
Xavier Cochrane X. Cochrane WR 87 5' 9" 175
Kevin Dement K. Dement WR 89 5' 11" 180
Laviska Shenault Jr. L. Shenault Jr. WR 2 6' 2" 220
Jaylon Jackson J. Jackson WR 10 5' 10" 180
K.D. Nixon K. Nixon WR 3 5' 8" 185
Maurice Bell M. Bell WR 13 6' 0" 180
Erik Lawson E. Lawson WR 83 6' 4" 205
Cameron Frazier C. Frazier WR 84 5' 10" 185
Curtis Chiaverini C. Chiaverini WR 6 6' 1" 195
Chris Bounds C. Bounds TE 44 6' 4" 250
Derek Coleman D. Coleman TE 80 6' 5" 235
Jared Poplawski J. Poplawski TE 85 6' 4" 240
Kyle Trego K. Trego DB 21 6' 0" 200
Ronnie Blackmon R. Blackmon DB 2 5' 10" 180
Trey Udoffia T. Udoffia DB 8 6' 0" 185
Nick Fisher N. Fisher DB 7 6' 0" 190
Afolabi Laguda A. Laguda DB 1 6' 1" 205
Ryan Moeller R. Moeller DB 25 6' 1" 215
Isaiah Oliver I. Oliver DB 26 6' 1" 190
Daniel Talley D. Talley DB 28 6' 2" 215
Lucas Cooper L. Cooper DB 37 5' 10" 185
Uryan Hudson U. Hudson DB 29 5' 9" 155
Evan Worthington E. Worthington DB 6 6' 2" 210
Isaiah Lewis I. Lewis DB 23 6' 0" 200
Jaisen Sanchez J. Sanchez DB 39 6' 1" 200
Darrell Hubbard D. Hubbard DB 15 6' 1" 200
Dante Wigley D. Wigley DB 4 6' 1" 195
Frank Umu F. Umu DE 50 6' 4" 305
Leo Jackson III L. J. III DE 52 6' 3" 275
Brett Tonz B. Tonz DE 55 6' 4" 295
Terriek Roberts T. Roberts DE 90 6' 6" 270
Michael Mathewes M. Mathewes DE 93 6' 4" 245
Timothy Coleman T. Coleman DE 59 6' 3" 255
Chris Mulumba C. Mulumba DE 16 6' 4" 285
Terrance Lang T. Lang DE 54 6' 7" 275
Jack Shutack J. Shutack OL 71 6' 6" 285
Tim Lynott T. Lynott OL 56 6' 3" 300
Colby Pursell C. Pursell OL 65 6' 4" 290
Justin Eggers J. Eggers OL 62 6' 5" 305
Grant Polley G. Polley OL 66 6' 4" 265
Jacob Moretti J. Moretti OL 73 6' 4" 295
William Sherman W. Sherman OL 78 6' 4" 290
Aaron Haigler A. Haigler OL 64 6' 7" 295
Dillon Middlemiss D. Middlemiss OL 60 6' 5" 280
Gerrad Kough G. Kough OL 68 6' 4" 300
Mo Bandi M. Bandi OL 97 6' 5" 270
Isaac Miller I. Miller OL 73 6' 7" 280
Josh Kaiser J. Kaiser OL 75 6' 6" 300
Jeromy Irwin J. Irwin OL 76 6' 5" 295
Hunter Vaughn H. Vaughn OL 77 6' 7" 300
Jonathan Huckins J. Huckins OL 79 6' 4" 290
Kolter Smith K. Smith OL 61 6' 2" 285
Chris Roddick C. Roddick OL 98 6' 4" 340
Heston Paige H. Paige OL 79 6' 5" 275
Chris Graham C. Graham K 15 6' 3" 235
Nick Porter N. Porter K 95 6' 0" 185
Davis Price D. Price K 49 6' 2" 195
James Stefanou J. Stefanou K 48 6' 1" 195
Drew Lewis D. Lewis LB 20 6' 2" 225
Akil Jones A. Jones LB 36 6' 0" 230
Sam Bennion S. Bennion LB 57 6' 5" 235
Derek McCartney D. McCartney LB 95 6' 3" 240
Terran Hasselbach T. Hasselbach LB 96 6' 1" 235
Bryan Meek B. Meek LB 51 6' 0" 210
Jacob Stoltenberg J. Stoltenberg LB 45 6' 0" 240
Dante Sparaco D. Sparaco LB 10 6' 5" 245
Shamar Hamilton S. Hamilton LB 13 6' 5" 230
Rick Gamboa R. Gamboa LB 32 6' 0" 230
Trent Headley T. Headley LB 46 6' 2" 225
Jonathan Van Diest J. V. Diest LB 31 6' 1" 230
Chase Newman C. Newman LB 46 6' 2" 215
Brady Russell B. Russell LB 38 6' 3" 250
Carson Wells C. Wells LB 40 6' 4" 245
Jacob Callier J. Callier LB 44 6' 2" 230
Nick Edridge N. Edridge LB 47 6' 3" 215
Nate Landman N. Landman LB 53 6' 3" 235
Andrew Bergner A. Bergner CB 41 5' 11" 170
Chris Miller C. Miller CB 14 6' 0" 190
Kevin George K. George CB 27 6' 3" 180
Jase Franke J. Franke DT 56 6' 3" 280
Eddy Lopez E. Lopez DT 91 6' 3" 315
Lyle Tuiloma L. Tuiloma DT 72 6' 3" 310
Jalen Sami J. Sami DT 99 6' 6" 320
Alex Kinney A. Kinney P 89 6' 1" 195
Sam Loy S. Loy P 95 6' 1" 190
Chance Lytle C. Lytle OT 74 6' 7" 315
J.T. Bale J. Bale LS 63 6' 2" 210
Chase Sanders C. Sanders S 33 6' 0" 190
Nico Magri N. Magri DL 98 6' 3" 275
Javier Edwards J. Edwards NT 33 6' 3" 335

Although there was some optimism about the team heading into 2017 based on the success of the 2016 team, there will be little overt optimism for great things from Mike McIntyre's 2018 version of the Colorado Buffaloes. The roster is youthful, but has some valuable experience in key positions. The Buffs return some experienced players on defense, with a solid group of linebackers including seniors Rick Gamboa at MLB and Drew Lewis at OLB. Sophomores Jacob Callier and Nate Landman bring some youth to the LB position, as well. One of the more intriguing battles that has taken place has been for LCB, where Trey Udoffia has edged out Dante Wigley and Ronnie Blackmon for the starting spot. Perhaps most interesting, though, is true freshman Israel Antwine's ascension to a starting DE role. On the offensive side of the ball, the team will likely go as returning QB Steven Montez goes. Montez is firmly entrenched at the position, with sophomore Sam Noyer and freshman Blake Stenstrom backing him up. Replacing Philip Lindsay at RB is no easy task. Kyle Evans, Travon McMillian, and Alex Fontenot have been battling for the starting position, with Evans coming out on top. Also, look for great things from freshman center Colby Pursell earning the starting role.

The WR group is thin after losing 3 starters from last season. Returning, however, are senior Jay McIntyre and Juwann Winfree. If Winfree can stay healthy, he has potential to be one of the most exciting wideouts in the country. Sophomores KD Nixon and Laviska Shenault also show some promise at the WR spot.

Even though expectations are low this year, look for offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini to open things up more and allow the offense to be more explosive. This could be an interesting season in Boulder.