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#5 Christian McCaffrey
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 201
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Castle Rock, Colo.
High School: Valor Christian
Major: Undeclared
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Game-by-Game Stats (2015)

CoSIDA Academic All-District
Hornung Award finalist
Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist
Maxwell Award semifinalist
Doak Walker Award semifinalist
Walter Camp National Player of the Week (Nov. 22)
FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20)
Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 23)
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19) midseason All-America first team
Phil Steele All-Pac-12 preseason second team (punt returner)
Athlon All-Pac-12 preseason second team (all-purpose/punt returner)
171 all-purpose yards at Northwestern
166 all-purpose yards vs. UCF
249 all-purpose yards at USC
  • 115 yards rushing
303 all-purpose yards at Oregon State
  • 206 yards rushing
  • First 200-yard rushing performance by a Cardinal since 2009
  • First 300 all-purpose yard performance by a Cardinal since 2009
  • First back-to-back 100-yard rushing performance by a Cardinal since 2013
260 all-purpose yards vs. Arizona
  • First career rushing touchdown
  • Two kickoff returns for 98 yards, including 67-yarder
369 all-purpose yards vs. UCLA
  • School-record 243 yards rushing on 25 carries
  • Tied school record with four rushing touchdowns
  • All-purpose yards total fell 10 short of school record
  • 96-yard kickoff return
300 all-purpose yards vs. Washington
  • 109 yards rushing on 23 carries, one touchdown
  • 112 yards receiving on five catches, one touchdown
  • 50-yard touchdown reception
  • First Cardinal with 100+ rushing and 100+ receiving yards since 1991
136 all-purpose yards at Washington State
  • 107 rushing yards on 22 carries
  • Sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance
  • 30-yard fourth-quarter run set stage for game-winning field goal
220 all-purpose yards at Colorado
  • 147 rushing yards on 23 carries
  • Tied school record with seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing performance
  • 28-yard touchdown pass
  • Stanford's first non-quarterback to throw a touchdown pass since 2009
244 all-purpose yards vs. Oregon
  • 147 rushing yards on career-high 33 carries and one touchdown
  • Eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance
  • Five catches for 42 yards
  • Set single-season school record with 2,418 all-purpose yards
389 all-purpose yards vs. Cal
  • Broke Stanford's single-game all-purpose yards record set in 1990
  • School-record ninth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance
  • 24 rushes for 192 yards
  • 49-yard touchdown reception
  • Three kickoff returns for 148 yards, including 98-yard touchdown
Game by Game Stats (2014)

National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete finalist
13 games played
796 all-purpose yards (300 rushing, 251 receiving, 154 punt return, 91 kickoff return)
61.2 all-purpose yards/game
Two receiving touchdowns
Seven tackles
122 all-purpose yards in career debut vs. UC Davis
  • 52-yard touchdown catch on first career touch
  • Three punt returns for 60 yards, including 41-yarder
  • Three tackles on special teams
Four rushes for 29 yards, one catch for 12 yards vs. Army
One catch for 12 yards at Washington
One catch for 18 yards at Notre Dame
Three rushes for 28 yards, two catches for 25 yards vs. Washington State
Two kickoff returns for 38 yards at Arizona State
Three rushes for 19 yards, two catches for 52 yards and 42-yard touchdown vs. Oregon State
One kickoff return for 29 yards at Oregon
111 all-purpose yards vs. Utah
  • Eight rushes for 77 yards, three catches for 10 yards, two kickoff returns for 24 yards
Three rushes for 19 yards, two catches for 34 yards at Cal
11 rushes for 64 yards, one catch for 21 yards at UCLA
Team-high 138 all-purpose yards vs. Maryland
  • Seven rushes for 57 yards, four punt returns for 81 yards

Prepped at Valor Christian (Colo.) under head coach Rod Sherman
  • Running back, wide receiver, defensive back, punter
Nation’s 70th-best recruit by 247Sports, 77th by Rivals, 81st by Scout
Colorado’s top-rated overall recruit by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports
Nation’s second-best all-purpose back by 247Sports, third by Rivals
Nation’s 26th-best athlete by ESPN, 13th-best running back by Scout
PrepStar All-America
  • Nation’s 20th-best athlete
2013 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year
2013 Denver Post Gold Helmet Award
2013 All-Colorado Player of the Year
2013 All-Colorado
2013 Reebok Top-25 Most Dynamic Athletes
2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame High School Male Athlete of the Year
2013 Orange County Register All-West Coast “Fab 15” first team
2012 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year
2012 All-Colorado Player of the Year
2012 All-Colorado
2012 5A Player of the Year
2012 5A all-state
2011 All-Colorado
2011 4A Player of the Year
2011 4A all-state
2010 4A all-state honorable mention
12th in NFHS history with 848 career offensive points
Seventh in NFHS history with 141 career offensive touchdowns
Colorado record holder for career points (848)
Colorado record holder for career touchdowns (141)
Colorado record holder for career all-purpose yards (8,845)
Colorado record holder for single-season all-purpose yards (3,032)
Second in Colorado history for career touchdown receptions (47)
Ninth in Colorado history for single-season points (276)
Seventh in Colorado history for single-season touchdowns (46)
Eighth in Colorado history for career punt returns for touchdowns (4)
Led team to four state titles
2014 Parade All-America honorable mention
Four-time varsity letterwinner in track and field
  • State champion in 4A 4x100 relay
  • State record holder in 4A 4x200 relay
Born in Denver, Colo.
Full name is Christian Jackson McCaffrey
Son of Ed and Lisa McCaffrey
  • Mother played soccer at Stanford (1987-90)
  • Father played football at Stanford (1986-1991) and professionally for the New York Giants (1991-94), San Francisco 49ers (1994) and Denver Broncos (1994-2003)
Three brothers: Max, Dylan and Luke
  • Max plays receiver at Duke)
Grandfather, David Sime, ran track at Duke
  • 1960 silver medalist in 100-meter dash at 1960 Summer Olympics
  • 1956 world record holder in 100-yard dash
Aunt, Sherrie Sime Giusto, played tennis at Virginia (1979-1983)
Uncle, Scott Sime, played football and wrestled at Duke (1982-1986)
Aunt, Monica McCaffrey Check, played basketball at Georgetown (1987-1991)
Uncle, Bill McCaffrey, played basketball at Duke (1990-1991) and Vanderbilt (1992-1994)
Uncle, Mike McCaffrey, played basketball at Husson College (1995-1999)
Spent summer of 2013 on mission trip to Rwanda