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BOULDER, Colo. -- They call themselves the Money Gang, an identity former Colorado Buffaloes players Tedric Thompson, Ahkello Witherspoon and Chidobe Awuzie created in Boulder.

Now they are hoping to be the first trio of defensive backs out of the University of Colorado to be picked in the same NFL draft since 2000. It also happened in 1977 and 1980.

CU has had 24 first-round picks, tied for fourth most among Pac-12 schools.

The last first-round pick from CU was Nate Solder in 2011 when he was the 17th pick by the New England Patriots.