Bill "Buffalo" Harris

By Staff

Bill Harris (right) poses with former Buff tailback Eric Bieniemy at the 2008 Spring Game dinner [Photo,

Longtime University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni C-Club Director Bill "Buffalo" Harris is retiring.

For the past nine years, Harris helped the CU Foundation involve former student athletes on campus by providing opportunities for them to participate in various alumni functions and activities. Harris specifically sought to strengthen the Black Alumni Association on the Boulder campus.

Working to promote a strong alumni base, Harris' efforts helped improve alumni connections, which can help fundraising efforts and help build the department's public presence.

A former CU-Boulder football player, Harris ranks among the top 30 Buffs for all-time rushing and all-purpose yards. He lettered in football three times between 1961 and 1963. The New York Giants drafted him, but he never played in the National Football League. He played for the Canadian Football League in both Ottawa and Calgary in the 1960s.


Harris poses for a shot in the 1960s Photo,