Where did Eric Bieniemy play college ball?
Eric Bieniemy played college football at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Bieniemy finished second in the nation in rushing with 1,628 yards and 17 touchdowns in 1990 while playing for the Buffaloes.
He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting behind BYU’s Ty Detmer (who won the award) and Notre Dame’s Raghib Ismail, who won the award the following year.
Bieniemy is the all-time leader in rushing (3,940 yards), all-purpose yards (4,351), and touchdowns for the University of Colorado (42).
Bieniemy, who went by the nickname “Scooter” and wore No. 1, was a member of Colorado’s national championship team in 1990, and he won consensus All-America honors that year.
During his senior season in 1988, he was named to the Big Eight’s first-team all-conference squad twice, earning the award for “offensive Player of the Year” for the second time in his career.
In his junior year, he was selected to the University of Colorado’s elite 25-member “All-Century Football Team,” making him the only current player at the time to be picked to the squad that celebrated the first 100 years of Colorado Buffalo football.
To complete his degree, Bieniemy went back to Colorado in 2001 and became coach of the Buffaloes’ running backs from 2001 to 2002.
From 2003 to 2005, he was UCLA’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2005, he was UCLA’s running backs coach.