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PAST BUFFALO GREATS

(includes every first-team All-American and select others)

BOBBY ANDERSON

# 11

QB/RB, 6-0, 208, 3L, Boulder, Colo. (Boulder)

A consensus first-team All-American at tailback as a senior in 1969 (Associated Press, United Press International, NEA, Sporting News)... AP named him an honorable mention All-American his sophomore year when he played quarterback... He earned first-team All-Big Eight honors at both positions (QB in 1968, TB in 1969)... He moved to tailback for the third game of his senior year (versus Indiana), rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns and remained there the rest of the season... One of three CU players to have his jersey number retired (#11)... He became the fourth Buffalo to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (in 2006), joining his older brother, Dick, as the two were the seventh set of brothers in the Hall... He set 18 single-game, single-season, and career records during his CU career, including 4,565 yard of total offense, a Big Eight record at the time... When the record book was revised in 1979, he accumulated 14 more... Also exited as CU's all-time leading rusher (2,367 yards) and scorer (212 points)... He finished 11th in the 1969 Heisman Trophy voting... A member of CU's AllCentury team (second-leading vote getter, 5,636 of a possible 6,265)... In his final game for CU, accounted for 295 yards of total offense in the 1969 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, and was voted the

game's MVP (his 254 yards and three TDs rushing led CU to a 4733 win over Alabama)... Also the MVP in the '67 Bluebonnet Bowl win over Miami, Fla.... A member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 1982) and the Big Eight Hall of Fame (inducted 1980); his jersey was one of the inaugural ones honored by CU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 (and was inducted into the Hall in 2006)... Won the Zack Jordan Award (most valuable player), as voted by his teammates as a senior... A first-round selection in the 1970 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos (11th overall)... Played in 54 NFL games with Denver (1970-74), New England (1975) and Washington (1975)... Worked on CU football broadcasts from 19772005 for KOA-Radio, and was a regular participant on the Celebrity Golf Tour.

PASSING Season G Att-Com-Int 1967 11 110- 63- 5 1968 10 222-112-12 1969 11 43- 13- 4 Totals 32 375-188-21

Pct. Yds TD Long 57.3 733 2 58t 50.5 1341 7 80t 30.2 124 0 19 46.0 2198 9 80t

RUSHING Att Yds Avg. 166 625 3.8 183 788 4.3 219 954 4.4 568 2367 4.2

TD Long 7 36 9 28

18 69t 34 69t

ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS--Receptions: 4-68, 17.0 avg., 1 TD; Punt Returns: 5-56, 11.2 avg., 0 TD; Kickoff Returns: 11-193, 17.5 avg., 0 TD; Punting: 6-222, 37.0 avg.

DICK ANDERSON

SS, 6-2, 205, 3L, Boulder, Colo. (Boulder)

#31

A consensus first-team All-American as a senior in 1967 (Associated Press, NEA)...A first-team All-Big Eight performer as a senior as well, when he was first in the Big Eight and sixth in the nation with a school record seven interceptions... One of four Buffaloes in the College Football Hall of Fame, as he was elected in 1993... A member of the Big Eight Hall of Fame (inducted 1978), the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 1980) and CU's All-Century team that was selected in 1989... Inducted into CU's Athletic Hall of Fame in the school's fourth class in 2002... When he ended his CU career, he was the school's all-time leader in interceptions (14), tackles (266, 123 solo) and was tied for second in pass deflections (13)... A third-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1968 AFL-NFL draft (73rd overall), and

played for Dolphins from 1968-77 (121 career games)... He won two Super Bowl rings with the Dolphins (1972-73), as he was a member of the only undefeated Super Bowl champion team in history (17-0)... An All-Pro performer, he played in Pro Bowl three times (1972-73-74).

Season G 1965 10 1966 10 1967 11 Totals 31

TACKLES UT AT--TOT 31 33-- 64 31 44-- 75 51 51--102 113 128--241

PBU 6 1 6

13

INTERCEPTIONS

No. Yds. Avg.

2

9 4.5

5 55 11.0

7 87 12.4

16 151 9.4

TD Long 25 0 28 0 28 2 28

ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS--Punting: 89-3429, 38.6 avg., 62 long, 28 In20. Kickoff Returns: 2-35, 17.5 avg., 0 TD.

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TROY ARCHER

#91

DT, 6-4, 245, 2L, Whittier, Calif. (California/Rio Hondo JC)

A first-team All-American as a senior in 1975 (Time Magazine)... Won CU's Dave Jones Award, presented to the most outstanding defensive lineman as voted by his teammates as both a junior and senior... His 14 quarterback sacks (for a whopping 123 yards in losses) were the third most at the time in CU annals and are still the most ever by a Buff who played only two seasons... Played in both the Senior Bowl and the defunct College All-Star game in 1976... A first round selection by the New York Giants in the 1976 NFL Draft (13th overall)... Played

in 38 career games for the Giants (1976-78, with a fumble return for a touchdown)... Died tragically in a pickup truck accident on a wet cobblestone road on June 22, 1979, in North Bergen, N.J.

TACKLES Season 1974 1975 Totals

UT AT--TOT

34

37-- 71

60

45--105

94

82--176

TFL Sacks PBU

Int

11- 85 7- 75

1

0

12- 58 7- 48

3

0

23-143 14-123

4

0

SAL AUNESE

#8

QB, 5-11, 195, 2L, Oceanside, Calif. (Vista)

He was the Big Eight Conference's Newcomer of the Year in 1987 (UPI; he was the Offensive Newcomer by the AP)... Set a school record for the lowest interception percentage in a single season, with just one in 51 attempts as a sophomore... He took over the starting job three games into the year, rushing for 185 yards and a touchdown in three quarters of action against Washington State after replacing an injured Mark Hatcher... As a junior in 1988, he amassed 1,401 yards of total offense, the most by a CU player in a decade... Directed comeback victories on the road at both Iowa (24-21) and Colorado State (27-23)... One of just seven players in school

history to both rush and pass for 1,000 yards in a career... The co-CIF player of the year as a senior in high school... He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in March 1989 and passed away six months later at the age of 21 on Sept. 23, one week after attending and receiving a standing ovation at the CU-Illinois game at Folsom Field.

PASSING Season G Att-Com-Int 1987 9 51- 23- 1 1988 11 106- 44- 5 Totals 20 157- 67- 6

Pct. Yds TD Long 45.1 522 3 79t 41.5 1004 2 67 42.7 1526 5 79t

RUSHING Att Yds Avg. TD Long 122 612 5.0 6 54 113 397 3.5 8 30 235 1009 4.3 14 54

JOHN BAYUK

FB, 6-1, 220, 3L, Salida, Colo. (Salida)

#30

A Sports Illustrated All-American (1956), the same year he was first-team All-Big Seven at fullback... Nicknamed "The Beast," a handle pinned on him by an unidentified little old lady from Lawrence after a crushing performance against Kansas his sophomore year... His bruising power and good speed were made to order for the fullback trap plays in CU's single wing offense of his day... His 1,943 career rushing yards ranked as the third most in CU history at the time of his graduation (with his 24 touchdowns for 144 points the fourth best)... Had seven career 100-yard rushing games, topped by a 25-for-184 (with 4 TDs) effort at Arizona on Oct. 9, 1954, the sixth best effort at the time at Colorado... A key performer in

CU's 27-21 win over Clemson in the `57 Orange Bowl (121 yards on 23 carries with 2 TDs, including the game-winner)... A 16th round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 1957 NFL Draft (185th overall)... Went on to work in personnel for a Denverbased missile building company.

Season 1954 1955 1956 Totals

RUSHING G Att Yds 10 145 824 10 95 460 10 127 659 30 367 1943

Avg. 5.7 4.8 5.2 5.3

TD Long 11 79t

2 55 9 38t 23 79t

RECEIVING No Yds Avg. TD Long

0 0 0.0 0 0 2 36 18.0 0 30 1 19 19.0 1 19t 3 55 18.3 1 30

ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS--Kickoff Returns: 5-55, 11.0 avg., 22 long. Interceptions: 1-7, 7.0.

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BRAD BEDELL

OG, 6-5, 315, 2L, Arcadia, Calif. (Arcadia/Mt. San Antonio)

#76

A Football Writers Association of America first-team All-America as a senior in 1999, when he was a second-team choice by the Associated Press and thirdteam by The Football News... A first-team All-Big 12 performer as a senior as well, when he played the second most plays (834) on

the team... Selected by the coaches as the John Mack Award winner as CU's most outstanding offensive player his senior season... Won the Derek Singleton Award as a junior for his team spirit, dedication and enthusiasm... A sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in the 2000 NFL draft (206th overall)... Played in 27 career NFL games with Cleveland in 2000-01.

MITCH BERGER

P, 6-3, 220, 3L, Delta, B.C. (North Delta/Tyler JC)

#17

A first-team All-American, earning honors from United Press International as a senior in 1992)... Ended his career as CU's sixth all-time leading punter (168 punts for a 42.72 average); his 44 punts inside-the-20 tied for the second most in CU history... His biggest placekick was a 53-yard field goal at the gun that forged a 24-24 tie with Oklahoma in 1992, keeping alive CU's undefeated streak in Big Eight play at 22 games... He became the 25th player in school history to score 100 points... A sixth-round draft choice by the Philadelphia Eagles (193rd overall) in the '94 NFL Draft... One of just a handful of Buffaloes (and players in general) to play 15 seasons in the pros, completing his 16th in 2009... Named All-Pro with Minnesota in 1999.

Season 1991 1992 1993 Totals

PUNTING G No 11 58 11 53 11 57 33 168

Yds 2364 2493 2320 7177

Avg. Long 40.8 63 47.0 74 40.7 58 42.7 74

In

had Net

20 50+ blk Avg.

19 14 1 39.2

9 21 1 42.5

16 9 0 37.2

44 44 2 39.6

Season 1991 1992 1993 Totals

SCORING G EP-EPA FG-FGA 11 1- 1 0- 1 11 16-16 6-12 11 37-39 13-19 33 54-56 19-32

FG BREAKDOWN 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Long Pts

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 4-5 1-4 0-0 1-3 53 34 0-0 6-6 4-6 2-6 1-1 54 76 0-0 10-11 5-10 2-6 2-4 54 111

GREG BIEKERT

ILB, 6-3, 230, 4L, Longmont, Colo. (Longmont)

#19

One of 10 semifinalists for the Butkus Award as a senior in 1992, when he was a unanimous All-Big Eight selection and an honorable mention All-American by UPI... CU's Most Valuable Player as selected by his teammates... Was only the second player in school history to lead the team three straight seasons in tackles, and finished his career as CU's second all-time leading tackler (trailing Barry Remington, who was the first three-time tackles leader)... Also All-Big Eight as a junior in 1991, when he was the first and to date only player in school history to score a defensive extra point, as he rambled 85 yards for two points in a 19-19 tie with Nebraska... Set a school record with 19 solo tackles (20 total) at Illinois in 1990... Led the Big Eight in tackles as a sophomore with 150, with his 105 solo stops the second most

in the nation for 1990... Had three career games with 20 or more tackles... A seventh round selection by Oakland in the '93 NFL Draft, he played nine seasons with the Raiders before moving on to Minnesota for two more before retiring after the 2003 season.

Season 1989 1990 1991 1992 Totals

TACKLES G UT AT--TOT TFL Sacks FR FF PBU Int 9 10 5-- 15 1- 1 0- 0 0 0 1 0 12 105 45--150 11-20 0- 0 0 0 7 0 11 78 61--139 5-11 1- 1 2 1 6 1 11 87 50--137 16-41 2-16 1 3 5 1 43 280 161--441 33-73 3-17 3 4 19 2

ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS--Interception Return Yards: 2-52, 26.0 avg., 0 TD, 38 long.

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ERIC BIENIEMY

#1

HB, 5-7, 195, 4L, West Covina, Calif. (Bishop Amat)

One of the first three unanimous AllAmericans in CU history, when the seven NCAA recognized selectors all tabbed him on their first-team in 1990 (along with OG Joe Garten and OLB Alfred Williams that same year)... He finished third in the Heisman voting that year, when he rushed for 1,628 yards as the starting tailback on CU's national championship team; that total was good for second in the nation (he lost the title by 16 yards)... A two-time first-team All-Big Eight performer in 1988 and 1990, and was the conference's offensive player-of-the-year as a senior... Named to CU's All-Century team, the only active member at the time who was selected... Finished his career as CU's all-time leader rusher (3,940 yards), and was also tops in attempts (699), all-purpose yards (4,351) and scoring (254 points) and second in total offense (4,003)... The first (and only) CU player to rush over 1,000 yards in two seasons... A second round selection by San Diego in the 1991 NFL Draft (39th overall), and played nine seasons in the league (San Diego, 1991-94; Cincinnati 1995-98 and Philadelphia 1999...

Had NFL career totals of 1,589 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing and 146 receptions for 1,223 yards receiving... He coached running backs for two years for CU (2001-02) before moving on to UCLA for three years and then to the Minnesota Vikings in 2006... After five seasons with the Vikings, he returned to Colorado as the Buffaloes' offensive coordinator for the 2011 and 2012 seasons... Inducted into CU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Season 1987 1988 1989 1990 Totals

RUSHING G Att Yds 11 104 508 10 219 1243 8 88 561 11 288 1628 40 699 3940

Avg. 4.9 5.0 6.4 5.7 5.6

TD Long 5 57

10 66t 9 48

17 69t 41 69t

RECEIVING No Yds Avg. TD Long 10 186 18.6 1 34t

2 20 10.0 0 12 2 15 7.5 0 8 13 159 12.2 0 41 27 380 14.1 1 41

ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS--Passing: 3-2-0, 63 yds., 1 TD; Kickoff Returns: 2-31, 15.5 avg.

JEREMY BLOOM

WR, 5-9, 175, 2L, Loveland, Colo. (Loveland)

#15

A member of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, the NCAA cut his career short by not allowing him to accept endorsement money to fund his ski training... He made his mark in just two seasons at CU, though, as he had five career plays of 75 yards or longer (two receptions, two punt returns, one kickoff return), tied with Byron White for the second most in school history, and just one behind the leader, Ben Kelly (six between 1997-99)... The first time he touched the ball as a collegian, he returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown against Colorado State (2002 opener)... That same year against Kansas State, he had a 94-yard catch and run reception for a touchdown, the longest pass play in school history (also his first career catch)... Against Oklahoma in the '02 Big 12 Championship, he had an 80-yard punt return for six... He added an 81-yard touchdown reception at Florida State and an 88-yard kickoff return at

Kansas State as a sophomore... He finished his career eighth in punt return yards (625), tied for fifth in punt return touchdowns (2), 11th in kickoff return yards (627), 57th in receiving yards (458) and 48th in all-purpose yards (1,792)... The 2004-05 World Cup Moguls champion, he finished ninth in the event at the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City and sixth in the 2006 games at Turin, Italy... Created a foundation, Wish of a Lifetime, which funds life-enriching wishes for seniors.

RECEIVING Season G No. Yds Avg. 2002 12 2 102 51.0 2003 12 22 356 16.2 Totals 24 24 458 19.1

TD Long 1 94t 1 81t 2 94t

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg. TD

20 336 16.8 2 24 289 12.0 0 44 625 14.2 2

Long 80t 37 80t

ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS--Kickoff Returns: 1-38, 38.0 (2002), 24-589, 24.5, 88 long, 1 TD (2003). Rushing: 5-30, 6.0, 26 long (2002); 10-52, 5.2, 19 long.

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DON BRANBY

E, 6-1, 195, 3L, Glenwood, Minn. (Glenwood)

#74

An Associated Press All-American on defense as a senior in 1952... All-Big Seven Conference selection in both 1951 and 1952... To this day, he remains the CU season record-holder in fumble recoveries (seven in `52) and in takeaways (interceptions and fumble recoveries with nine, also in `52)... A monster on defense, he had at least 20 tackles in CU's 2121 tie with Oklahoma in 1952, the only blemish in conference play for the Sooners in the 10-year history of the Big Seven (tackles weren't tracked back then)... Earned nine letters in three sports as a Buff (football, baseball, basketball)... Seventh-round draft

pick by the N.Y. Giants in the 1953 NFL Draft (79th overall)... Went on to become an assistant coach at Montana and then for British Columbia and Ottawa in the Canadian Football League... Inducted into CU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Season 1950 1951 1952 Totals

INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Avg.

1 48 48.0 0 0 0.0 2 29 14.5 3 77 25.7

TD Long

1 48t

0

0

0 29

1 48t

RECEIVING No Yds Avg. TD Long

1 2 2.0 0

2

0 0 0.0 0

0

0 0 0.0 0

0

1 2 2.0 0

2

CLIFF BRANCH

WR, 5-10, 172, 2L, Houston, Texas (Worthing/Wharton JC)

#23

A first-team All-American by the Football News as a senior in 1971 (honorable mention by the Associated Press)... Winner of the Zack Jordan Award for CU's most valuable player (1971)... Owns CU and NCAA record for career touchdowns scored on kick returns (eight, six punts and two kickoffs)... He had four in both 1970 and 1971, still CU records, as are his six career punt return TDs... Ended his CU career second in school history in punt return yards (733; was third in kickoff return yards with 755)... His six punt return TDs were all between 59 and 75 yards, while his two kickoff return scores covered 100 and 97 yards... Averaged 18.5 yards per catch, best in school history at the time for 35 or more career catches (it's still sixth)... A fourth round by Oakland in the 1972 NFL Draft (98th overall)... Played in 183 career NFL games, all with the Raiders (1972-85), and caught 501 passes for 8,685 yards and 67 touch-

downs for Oakland, all numbers second at the time in team history... He won three Super Bowl Rings with the Raiders (1976, 1980, 1983)... A four-time NFL All-Pro selection (1974-75-76-77), playing in the Pro Bowl those four years... Played one year in the Arena Football League with Los Angeles (1988)... Inducted into CU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

RUSHING Season G Att Yds Avg. 1970 11 22 119 5.4 1971 11 9 235 26.1 Totals 22 31 354 11.4

TD Long 1 34 4 85t 5 85t

Season 1970 1971 Totals

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg. 13 228 17.5 31 505 16.3 44 733 16.7

TD Long 2 72t 4 75t 6 75t

RECEIVING No Yds Avg. TD Long 23 335 14.6 0 43 13 330 25.4 3 74t 36 665 18.5 3 74t

KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds Avg. TD Long

21 564 26.9 2 100t 9 191 21.2 0 41

30 755 25.2 2 100t

PETE BROCK

C, 6-5, 260, 3L, Beaverton, Ore. (Jesuit)

#54

A first-team All-American by The Sporting News as a senior in 1975, when the United Press International named him secondteam... A first-team Academic All BigEight team member as a junior in '74... Played in 1976 Hula Bowl... Majored in biology at CU... Considered the top center in the nation by most NFL scouts as a senior... A first-round draft pick by New England in the 1976 NFL draft and the 12th overall

pick; it was the highest-ever a Colorado offensive lineman was selected in the draft at the time, and would remain for 21 years until Chris Naeole was selected 10th by New Orleans (though younger brother Stan was also drafted 12th)... He played for Patriots in 154 career NFL games (66 starts), and scored a touchdown on a 6-yard reception as an eligible receiver as a rookie in 1976.

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STAN BROCK

OT, 6-7, 270, 4L, Beaverton, Ore. (Jesuit)

#79

A first-team All-American by The Sporting News as a senior in 1979, when he also was a unanimous first-team All-Big Eight performer and a CU team captain... Winner of the John Mack Award as CU's outstanding offensive lineman as voted by teammates that same year... Played in both the 1980 Senior and Hula bowls... A first-round draft pick by New Orleans in the 1980 NFL Draft (12th overall, matching older

brother Pete's mark of the highest a CU offensive lineman was selected; it would last 17 more seasons)... Played in 234 career NFL games with New Orleans (1980-92) and San Diego (1993-95), at one point playing in 112 straight games between 1989-95... He has played the most professional games of any CU alumni in the National Football League... Went into coaching after his playing days, and was head coach at Army for two seasons (2007-08).

CHAD BROWN

OLB / ILB, 6-4, 240, 4L, Altadena, Calif. (John Muir)

#34

A second-team All-American as a senior in 1992 (NEA; honorable mention by UPI), he overcame three separate injuries that season to finish the year as a unanimous AllBig Eight selection... He rebounded from a broken hand, back spasms and a separated shoulder to post 88 tackles, with 15 for losses... Also All-Big Eight as a junior when he racked up 125 tackles for second on the team... He ended his career as CU's fourth all-time leading tackler (369), was third all-time in solo stops (242) and fourth in tackles for loss (38)... Played inside linebacker as a freshman and sophomore before switching to the outside, where he would record 14 quarterback sacks over the next two seasons... Also made a name for himself as he had one of the more interesting hobbies in CU football history: he bred snakes and

lizards, once even traveling to Costa Rica to hunt the reptiles at night... A second round pick by Pittsburgh in the 1993 NFL Draft (44th overall), he played four seasons with the Steelers (1993-96) before moving on to Seattle and then the New England Patriots... Now a local sports media personality, in 2012, he became CU's sideline reporter on KOA broadcasts.

TACKLES

Season G UT AT--TOT

1989

11 45

5-- 50

1990

10 72

34--106

1991

11 70

55--125

1992

11 55 33-- 88

Totals 43 242 127--369

TFL Sacks FR FF PBU Int 2- 4 0- 0 0 0 4 0 6-12 0- 0 1 1 1 0 15-54 8-39 2 1 1 0 15-99 6-75 2 2 6 0 38-169 14-114 5 4 12 0

CHRIS BROWN

TB, 6-3, 220, 2L, Naperville, Ill. (North/Northwestern/Fort Scott CC)

#22

A first-team All-American by the AFCA as a junior in 2002 (second-team by the Associated Press and The Sporting News), when was the runner-up for the Doak Walker Award (presented to the nation's top running back)... He finished eighth in the balloting for the Heisman, an honor he would have contended for had it not been for a late season injury (he received five first place votes and 48 points).... The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame selected him as its collegiate athlete of the year for the state of Colorado... He was having quite a season prior to missing the last two games with a severely bruised sternum, as in 11 games, he rushed for 1,744 yards, the second highest single-season total in school history, doing so on the strength of nine 100-plus yard rushing games (he had 14 for his career)... He led the nation in rushing for a six-week period in 2002 en route to finishing third in the NCAA... A unanimous All-Big 12 selection, he led the Big 12 in rushing, scoring and all-purpose yards, with

the league coaches selecting him as the offensive player of the year... He has one of the three 300-yard rushing games in school history (309 at Kansas in 2002)... As a sophomore, he led the team in rushing, as his tough, aggressive running keyed late season wins over Nebraska to win the Big 12 North Division and then over Texas to claim the league crown; he had 198 and 182 yards, respectively, in those games, and scored a school record six touchdowns against the Cornhuskers (and added three in the title game)... Declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft following his junior season, and was a third round pick (93rd overall) by the Tennessee Titans.

RUSHING Season G Att Yds Avg. 2001 12 190 946 5.0 2002 11 275 1744 6.3 Totals 23 465 2690 5.8

TD Long 16 40t 18 85t 34 85t

RECEIVING No Yds Avg. TD Long

6 36 6.0 0 13 5 40 8.0 0 20 11 76 6.9 0 20

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