Who Is Christian McCaffrey?
Christian McCaffrey is a famous American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL (National Football League). He played college football at Stanford and was drafted eighth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. In 2015 as a sophomore, he was named AP College Football Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Heiman Trophy. He holds the NCAA record for most all-purpose yards in a season, with 3,864. Also, he holds numerous NFL and Panthers franchise records and is one of three players ever to record 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, doing so in 2019.
How Old Is Christian McCaffrey?
McCaffrey is 27 years old as of September 2023, having been born on June 7, 1996, in Castle Rock, Colorado, U.S.A. Christian McCaffrey shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Tony Ricca, George Ezra, Liam Neeson, Tom Jones, Allen Iverson, and many more.
Christian McCaffrey Family
Who are Christian McCaffrey’s Parents?
Christian was born to Ed McCaffrey (Father, born on August 17, 1968) an American football coach and former wide receiver who played in the NFL. And Lisa McCaffrey (Mother) who played soccer at Stanford.
Does Christian McCaffrey have Siblings?
Christian has three brothers. An elder brother by the name of Max McCaffrey (born on May 17, 1994) a former wide receiver and an American coach. And two younger brothers by the names of Dylan McCaffrey (born in 1999) a Football Quarterback, and Luke McCaffrey, a wide receiver.
Christian McCaffrey Education
McCaffrey received his high school education at Regis Jesuit High School for his freshman year and then Valor Christian High School for the rest of high school. After high school, he attended Stanford University.
Christian McCaffrey Girlfriend
McCaffrey is engaged to his girlfriend, Olivia Culpo (born on May 8, 1992) an American model, actress, and internet celebrity. They have been in a relationship since 2019 and got engaged on April 7, 2023.
Christian McCaffrey Kids
It is not known if Christian has any kids. In case there is news regarding this matter, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Christian McCaffrey Height – Measurements
Adding to his well-built body is a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m) and a weight of 95kg (209 lbs).
Christian McCaffrey Career
Christian McCaffrey High School Career
For his freshman year, he attended Regis Jesuit High School and then Valor Christian High School for the rest of his high school career. He played running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and punter. He went on and broke Colorado high school records including career total touchdowns (141), career all-purpose yards (8,845), career touchdown receptions (47), and single-season all-purpose yards (3,032). In both 2012 and 2013, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Colorado. Also, he was a standout sprinter on the track and field team. As a sophomore, he placed second in the 100-meter dash at the Mountain Vista Boulder Invitational with a career-best time of 10.75 seconds. In 2013 as a junior, he finished sixth in the 100-metre dash (10.89s) and ninth in the 200-metre dash (22.17s) at the CHSAA State Meet. After his high school career, he committed to Stanford University to play college football.
Christian McCaffrey College Career
Christian McCaffrey’s 2014 season
In 2014, he played in all 13 games as a true freshman. In his college debut, he had a 52-yard receiving touchdown against UC Davis. He finished the year with 300 rushing yards on 43 carries and 251 receiving yards on 17 receptions with two total touchdowns.
Christian McCaffrey’s 2015 season
In 2015, he had a breakout sophomore season. That year, he set numerous other Stanford records during the season including rushing yards in a single game (243) and all-purpose yards in a game (461). During the 2016 Rose Bowl against Iowa, he became the first player to rush for over 100 yards (172) and have over 100 yards receiving (109) in a Rose Bowl game. Overall, he set a new Rose Bowl record with 368 all-purpose yards, breaking the previous record set by Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis in 2012.
Christian McCaffrey’s 2016 season
Through the end of the 2016 regular season, he led the nation in all-purpose yards (211.6 yards per game). On October 8, after being injured during the Cardinal’s 42-16 loss to Washington State, he sat out for the team’s 17-10 victory in the 2016 edition of the Notre Dame-Stanford rivalry the following week. He then was named to the 2016 All-Pac-12 first team and was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year. After the season, he decided to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. He announced on December 19, that he would not participate in the team’s Sun Bowl against North Carolina, opting to skip the game to prepare for the NFL Draft.
Christian McCaffrey Professional Career
As one of the top running back prospects entering the draft, he received an invitation to the NFL Combine completed all of the required combine drills, and participated in positional drills. Sports Illustrated ranked him the third-best running back, the fourth-best running back by Pro Football Focus, and ranked the second-best by NFLDraftScout.com and ESPN.
Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers
Christian McCaffrey’s 2017 season
He was selected in the first round with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. On May 4, 2017, the Carolina Panthers signed him to a four-year, $17.2 million contract with a signing bonus of $10.7 million. He made his NFL season debut in the Panthers’ season-opener against the San Francisco 49ers and recorded 47 rushing yards, 38 receiving yards, and a lost fumble in a 23-3 victory. Christian then had nine receptions for 101 yards in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. He scored his first career rushing touchdown on a four-yard rush in the second quarter in week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Christian McCaffrey’s 2018 season
In a game against the Atlanta Falcons in week 2, he recorded a career-high 14 receptions for 102 receiving yards to go along with 27 rushing yards in the 31-24 loss. The following week against the Cincinnati Bengals, he had 28 carries for a career-high 1184 rushing yards in the 31-21 win. On November 25, 2018, he became the first Panther ever to have over 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game. Overall, he finished the season with 1,098 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, 107 receptions, 867 receiving yards, and six receiving touchdowns.
Christian McCaffrey’s 2019 season
In week 1, he rushed 19 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 81 yards as the Panthers lost 27-30 against the Los Angeles Rams. In week 2 after losing All-Pro quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals 38-20 in Week 3, where McCaffrey rushed 24 times for 153 yards with a career-long 76-yard touchdown and caught three passes for 35 yards. During week 9 against the Tennessee Titans, he finished with 146 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards, and 3 total touchdowns as the Panthers won 30-20. That performance helped him maintain the league lead in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns over Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook he held from Week 6 to the midpoint of the season (through 8 games).
In Week 10, he continued his touchdown streak against the Green Bay Packers on the road, carrying the ball 20 times for 108 yards on the ground and one score, while hauling in six catches for 33 yards. He finished the 2019 season with 1,387 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns to go along with 116 receptions for 1,005 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. This performance led to him being selected for his first Pro Bowl played on January 26, 2020. He earned First-team All-Pro honors and finished third in Offensive Player of the Year voting.
Christian McCaffrey’s 2020 season
On April 16, 2020, he signed a four-year deal, $64 million contract extension with the Panthers through the 2025 season. This made him the highest-paid running back in NFL history. In Week 1, he carried the ball 23 times for 96 yards and two rushing touchdowns and caught three of four targets for 38 receiving yards in a 34-30 home loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The following day, he totaled 88 scrimmage yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 31-17 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During a game in week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs, he suffered a shoulder injury and was later ruled out of the Panthers’ following game and later the remainder of the season.
Christian McCaffrey 2021 season
He started the 2021 season promising with 177 scrimmage yards in week 1 against the New York Jets and 137 scrimmage yards in week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. However, he suffered a hamstring injury in week 3, that kept him out the next two games. On October 6, he was placed on injured reserve and was activated on November 6 for week 9. In the following three games, he went over 100 scrimmage yards. The Panthers announced on November 29 that Christian would miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury he sustained during the Panthers’ week 12 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He finished the season with 442 rushing yards, 343 receiving yards, and two total touchdowns in seven games.
Christian McCaffrey 2022 season
In the season opener against the Cleveland Browns, he had 14 touches to produce 57 yards and one touchdown in a 24-26 defeat.
Christian McCaffrey San Francisco 49ers
On October 20, 2022, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, in exchange for a second, third, and fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. In week 7, he made his 49ers debut against the Kansas City Chiefs where he had 38 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards in the 44-23 loss. The following against the Los Angeles Rams, he became the first 49ers running back to record passing, rushing, and receiving touchdowns in the same game. He finished the 2022 season with 244 carries for 1,139 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 85 receptions for 741 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl.
Christian McCaffrey Salary
McCaffrey earns an annual basic salary of $1.08 million working as a football running back.
Christian McCaffrey’s Net Worth
Christian boasts a net worth of $10 million. He has accumulated his wealth through his career as an American football running back.