Where was Eric Bieniemy born?
Bieniemy was born in the city of New Orleans, in the state of Louisiana. As a senior at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California, he earned second-team All-America honors in football after rushing for 2,002 yards and 30 touchdowns. He also lettered in track and field.
After his playing career came to an end, Bieniemy returned to Colorado and took on the role of running backs coach for the Buffaloes. He was the offensive coordinator at Colorado before taking over as the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011.
In his eight seasons as a running backs coach in the NFL, he tutored Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles, who combined to make a total of seven pro bowl appearances in eight seasons.
In his senior year of high school, Bieniemy was widely recruited and ultimately chose to attend the University of Colorado Boulder.
He 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 leading rusher (3,940 yards), all-purpose yardage (4,351), and touchdowns for the Colorado Buffaloes.