BOULDER, Colo. — Byron (Whizzer) White, the U.S. Supreme Court justice who was Colorado's first All-American in 1937, paced the balloting for the school's All-Century Football Team.
More than 6,200 ballots were received in the public selection process that began the first week of September as part of the school's celebration of its 100th year of football. Ten All-Americans were among the top 25 selected to the team.
White, an all-purpose back from 1935-37, received 5,812 votes out of a possible 6,265. Bobby Anderson, who starred at both quarterback and tailback from 1967-69, was second with 5,636. Two-way star Joe Romig, who led Colorado to its first and only outright Big Eight title in 1961, was third with 5,145.
White (No. 24), Anderson (No. 11) and Romig (No. 67) are the only Buffaloes to have their numbers retired.
One other player topped the 5,000-vote mark. Wide receiver-kick returner Cliff Branch (1970-71) received 5,111 votes.
Ranking fifth with 3,989 votes--and the only current player to crack the top 25--was tailback Eric Bieniemy.
The team will be honored during the week of the Nebraska-Colorado game Nov. 4.