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He ran for 2,019 yards as a sophomore and 1,603 more as a junior. His touchdown total swelled to 31 from scrimmage and one each as a punt returner and kick returner.
But Christian is hardly the first member of his family to harness his athletic gifts. His mother played soccer at Stanford. His father, Ed McCaffrey, played football at Stanford and won three Super Bowls as a wide receiver. His brother, Max, played receiver at Duke and finished the 2016 season on the Packers’ 53-man roster.
“Max is my best friend in the whole world,” Christian said during his media session at the combine. “Growing up we were very competitive with each other, we were constantly playing one-on-one basketball or playing football, tearing up the yard, doing everything together. All his best friends were my best friends. Even still today (we) go at it a bit. He’s been such an amazing influence in my life, and I’m extremely happy that I can call him my older brother.”
And there’s more. His grandfather ran track at Duke and won a silver medal in the Olympics. Two aunts played college sports at Virginia and Duke. Three uncles did the same at Duke, Vanderbilt and Husson College.
McCaffrey actually was asked if his family is the most athletic in the world.
“Yes,” he said with a smile. “I’ll put us against anybody.”