Colorado State Rams

About Colorado State Rams

The Colorado State Rams have been active in college football since 1893 and currently compete in the Mountain West Conference, where they have played consistently since 1999. The team have been relatively successful on the field and the program has produced two consensus All-Americans to date.

At present, the Rams have major rivalries with several other teams. They compete with the Wyoming Cowboys for the Bronze Boot and with the Air Force Falcons for the Ram–Falcon Trophy. However, their biggest rivals are the Colorado Buffaloes, with whom they contest the Rocky Mountain Showdown. The rivalry dates back to 1893 and the winner of the game is awarded the Centennial Cup.

In total, the team have won 15 Conference Championships. Their most successful period came during Sonny Lubick's spell as head coach, between 1993 and 2007, when Colorado State picked up six Conference Titles. In addition, the team have made twelve appearances in post-season bowl games, including eleven since 1990, and currently possess a 5-7 record. Their most recent win came in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, where they beat the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Jack Christiansen is perhaps the program's most notable former player. Christiansen became a three-time NFL Champion, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970. Other Colorado State alumni include the four-time Pro Bowl selection, Joey Porter, as well as Erik Pears, who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills.

Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium, often known more simply as Hughes Stadium, has served as the team's home since it opened in 1968. Both the field and the stadium are named after former head coaches of t...

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