You Make the Call — Offensive Tackle

The following are BSN's top five Colorado offensive tackles of the modern era (1960-present), listed in alphabetical order. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to a poll where you can vote your No. 1 and/or make a case for a player left off the list.

Tony Berti
6-6, 280 pounds
1993-94
Thornton, Colo.
Berti started at tackle for the most prolific offense Colorado has ever fielded, the 1994 team, which averaged 495 yards per game and produced Rashaan Salaam's 2,074 rushing yards and Heisman Trophy. Berti was named first-team all-Big Eight that year, and third-team All-American. Taken in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by San Diego, Berti played six years professionally, including stints in NFL Europe and the XFL.

Stan Brock
6-7, 270 pounds
1976-79
Beaverton, Ore.
The second of the three Brock brothers to play at Colorado, Stan Brock was a three-year starter as a Buffalo. He was named first-team All-American by The Sporting News after his senior season, as well as first-team all-conference by UPI, AP and league coaches – quite an honor considering the Buffs were just 3-8 that season. Brock was picked No. 12 overall by New Orleans in the 1980 NFL Draft, and played for 17 seasons with New Orleans and San Diego. That mark, and his 234 NFL games played, are the most by any former Colorado Buffalo.

Mark Koncar
6-5, 275 pounds
1973-75
Murray, Utah
Koncar was the first Colorado offensive tackle to ever earn first-team All-American honors when AP voted him to its team in 1975. He was also first-team all-Big Eight in ‘75, his senior season. Koncar also lettered in baseball as a first-basemen in the spring of that year. He was a first-round pick (No. 23) by Green Bay in 1976 and played seven seasons in the NFL.

Matt Miller
6-5, 275 pounds
1976-78
Durango, Colo.
Miller anchored one side of the line in the mid-70s as a three-year starter. He's one of only five Buffaloes ever to be named first-team All-American, first-team all-conference and first-team Academic all-conference in the same season, which he accomplished his senior year in 1978. Miller was known for his quickness, and played four years with the Cleveland Browns following his days in Boulder.

Mike Montler
6-5, 260 pounds
1966-68
Columbus, Ohio
Montler came to Colorado toughened up from a three-year stint in the Marines. The three-year starter was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior after earning All-American honorable mention honors the year before. He also was an all-conference all-Big Eight performer his final two seasons, and was a team captain in 1968. Montler was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by Boston in 1969 and played 123 games in the league.

Honorable Mention:
Justin Bates, Jim Hansen, Mark Vander Poel, Victor Rogers, Jake Zumbach.

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