Stanford RB McCaffrey to leave school for NFL
STANFORD, CALIF. | After gaining more than 6,000 yards the past two seasons, setting an NCAA record and finishing as the runner-up last year in the Heisman Trophy balloting, Christian McCaffrey was ready for his next challenge.
McCaffrey announced Wednesday that he will skip his senior season at Stanford and enter the NFL draft.
McCaffrey, the son of longtime NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey, talked extensively with his father and other family members, as well as coach David Shaw, before making his decision. He announced it by releasing a long statement on Stanford’s website titled “My Next Step,” before holding a news conference.
McCaffrey rushed for 2,019 yards and eight scores, added 645 yards receiving with two more touchdowns and had 1,200 yards and two TDs as a returner in 2015 when he narrowly lost the Heisman to Alabama’s Derrick Henry and was selected as AP Player of the Year.