Christian McCaffrey is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Christian McCaffrey also played college football at Stanford and was selected by the Carolina Panthers eighth overall in the 2017 NFL selection. He was named AP College Football Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Check all the details below about Christian McCaffrey’s Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Parents, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Christian McCaffrey Wiki/ Biography
Christian McCaffrey was born on 7th June 1996, (Age: 26 years; as of 2022) in Castle Rock, Colorado. His full real name is Christian Jackson McCaffrey. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White.
His zodiac sign is Gemini and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous football player in America.
Christian McCaffrey Educational Qualification
Christian McCaffrey completed his schooling at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado for his freshman year and then he attended Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for the rest of his high school career.
Christian McCaffrey Height & Weight
- Height: 5′ 11″ inches
- Weight: 93 kg
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Hazel Blue
Christian McCaffrey Family & Parents
Christian McCaffrey was born into a middle-class family to American Parents.
His father’s name is Ed McCaffrey (a former Stanford and NFL wide receiver) and his mother’s name is Lisa McCaffrey (a former Stanford Soccer star).
He has three siblings. His brother’s name is Max McCaffrey, Dylan McCaffrey, and Luke McCaffrey. All of his brothers are playing football in college but Max is playing for the San Francisco 49ers as a wide receiver.
Christian McCaffrey Girlfriend & Wife
Christian McCaffrey’s dating status is committed and his marital status is unmarried. Currently, Christian is committed to Olivia Culpo (girlfriend), who is a Miss Universe in 2012 and a fashion influencer since 2019.
On 2nd April 2023, Christian McCaffrey proposed to Olivia Culpo (would-be wife), and the couple got engaged.
Later this year, both were wedded in a beautiful ceremony.
Christian McCaffrey Career & Profession
Christian McCaffrey started his youth career on his school football team. He played running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and punter. He broke numerous Colorado high school records including career total touchdowns 141, career all-purpose yards 8845, career touchdown receptions 47, and single-season all-purpose yards 3032. Christian McCaffrey was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Colorado in both 2012 and 2013.
Christian also played basketball. In 2013, as a junior, he finished sixth in the 100-meter dash (10.89s) and ninth in the 200-meter dash (22.17s) at the CHSAA State Meet. He is considered one of the best one hundred football players in his national high school class. He was selected as a 2014 U.S. Army All-American.
Christian McCaffrey was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the third-best all-purpose back in his class and 77th best player overall. Christian McCaffrey committed to Stanford University to play college football.
Christian McCaffrey played in all 13 games as a true freshman for the Cardinal in 2014. He shared the backfield with Remound Wright, Barry J. Sanders, and Kelsey Young. He finished the year with 300 rushing yards on 43 carries and 251 receiving yards on 17 receptions with two total touchdowns. He had a breakout sophomore season in 2015. Christian McCaffrey surpassed Barry Sander’s NCAA record of 3250 all-purpose yards, finishing with 3,864.
Sander’s son Barry J. Sanders coincidentally happened to be one of McCaffrey’s teammates that year. McCaffrey was a consensus All-American and was the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, Pac-12 Player of the Year, and Paul Hornung Award winner. Christian McCaffrey also finished second to Alabama’s Derrick Henry in the 2015 Heisman Trophy voting. He set the school record for all-purpose yards in a single game in the Pac-12 Championship against USC with 461 total yards.
During the 2016 Rose Bowl against Iowa, he became the first player to rush for over 100 yards and have over 100 yards receiving in a Rose Bowl game. After being injured during the Cardinal’s to Washington State on 8th October, he sat out for the team in the 2016 edition of the Notre Dame-Standford rivalry the following week. He announced he would not participate in the team’s Sun Bowl game against North Carolina, opting to skip the game to prepare for the NFL Draft.
His decision was met with mixed reactions; supporters agreed it was a smart decision, while those opposing considered the move selfish, and potentially detrimental to college football should other players follow suit. Radio host Mike Greenberg, in defense of Christian McCaffrey, said, “Calling Christian McCaffrey a quitter for skipping an exhibition game to prepare for his career is the height of just not getting it.”
Christian McCaffrey received an invitation to the NFL combine as one of the top running back prospects entering the draft and completed all of the required to combine drills and participated in positional drills. He attended Stanford’s Pro Day, but was satisfied with his combined numbers and only ran positional drills for the NFL scouts and representatives.
The Carolina Panthers drafted him in the first round with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He was the second running back taken, after fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette. The Carolina Panthers signed him to a four-year $17.2 million contract with a signing bonus of $10.7 million on 4th May 2017. He scored his first career touchdown on a six-yard shovel pass from quarterback Cam Newton.
Christian McCaffrey brought his season total to 73 catches and five receiving touchdowns, being the only rookie running back in NFL history with at least 70 receptions and five touchdown catches before being joined by Alvin Kamara later in the season. The Panthers made the playoffs as the #5 seed. In the Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints, he had 16 rushing yards, six receptions, 101 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in the 31–26 loss.
In week 2, against the Atlanta Falcons, Christian McCaffrey recorded a career-high 14 receptions for 102 receiving yards to go along with 37 rushing yards in the 31-24 loss. Limited in Yardage for much of the middle of the season, from weeks 8-10 McCaffrey compiled seven touchdowns in three games including all of Carolina’s scores in a 52-21 loss to Pittsburgh. On 25th November 2018, he became the first Panther ever to have over 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game.
During Week 15, in a Monday Night Football showdown against the 11–2 Saints, McCaffrey threw a 50-yard touchdown pass on 4th and 2 to Chris Manhertz. With 50 rushing, 50 receiving, and 50 passing yards, he joined Walter Payton and Gale Sayers as the only others to achieve this. During Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons, McCaffrey broke Matt Forte’s record for most receptions by a running back in a single season, finishing with 101 rushing yards and 77 receiving yards as the Panthers lost 10–24.
Christian McCaffrey was ranked 42nd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019. In 1st Week against the Los Angeles Rams, he rushed 19 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 81 yards as the Panthers lost 27-30. McCaffrey played every offensive snap and became the first player to post 10 or more receptions and 120 or more rushing yards in two career games. Then, in 2nd Week the Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals.
In 3rd Week where McCaffrey rushed 24 times for 153 yards. In Week 4 against the Houston Texans, he rushed 27 times for 93 yards and one touchdown and caught 10 passes for 86 yards in the 16-10 win. During Week 15, in a Monday Night Football showdown against the 11–2 Saints, McCaffrey threw a 50-yard touchdown pass on 4th and 2 to Chris Manhertz. With 50 rushing, 50 receiving, and 50 passing yards, he joined Walter Payton and Gale Sayers as the only others to achieve this.
During Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons, McCaffrey broke Matt Forte’s record for most receptions by a running back in a single season, finishing with 101 rushing yards and 77 receiving yards as the Panthers lost 10–24. Then, In week 9 against 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.
In the 12th Week against the New Orleans, Saints, he totaled 133 scrimmage yards, rushing touchdowns, and receiving touchdowns. Likewise, he plays for so many weeks. his performance led to McCaffrey being selected for his first Pro Bowl, played on January 26, 2020. He earned First-team All-Pro honors.McCaffrey finished third in Offensive Player of the Year voting. He accounted for 43% of his team’s offensive yards during the season, the largest percentage of any individual player in the NFL.
Christian McCaffrey was ranked sixth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020. Then, 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. In 2nd week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he lost. When McCaffrey rushed for his second touchdown early in the fourth quarter, he suffered a high ankle sprain and missed the rest of the game.
Christian McCaffrey was placed on injured reserve on September 23. He was activated on November 7 prior to Week 9. During the game, McCaffrey suffered a shoulder injury and was later ruled out of the Panthers’ following game and later the remainder of the season. He started the 2021 season promising with 177 scrimmage yards in Week 1 against the New York Jets and 137 scrimmage yards in the 2nd Week against New Orleans Saints.
In 3rd Week, he suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out the next two games. In Week 6, he was placed on injured reserve on 16 October. He was activated on 6th November for Week 9. He went over 100 scrimmage yards in the following three games. On 29th November, the Panthers announced that McCaffrey will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury he suffered during the Panthers’ Week 12 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
San Francisco 49ers
Christian McCaffrey was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on 20th October 2022. In week 7 against Kansas City Chiefs, where he had 38 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards in the 44-23 loss. McCaffrey was the fourth player since the 1970 merger to complete the trifecta.
Christian McCaffrey Records
- 116- In a single season most receptions by a running back player.
- Only running back player two complete two seasons with 100+ or more receptions.
- In NFL history he is the first player to record over 1000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the first 10 games of a season.
- In NFL history he is the third player to record over 1000 rushing and 1000 yards receiving in a single season.
- In NFL history first rookie back with 70 receptions and five receiving touchdowns.
- In NFL history first player with 50 rushing and 50 receiving yards in five consecutive games.
- Only the second running back in NFL history with 2000+ receiving yards in his first 42 games.
- In NFL history only the second player with at least 20 rushing TDs and at least 15 receiving TDs through their first three seasons.
- 2392- In NFL history third-most scrimmage yards in a single season.
- 116- Most receptions by any player in single-season records.
- 2392- Most scrimmage yards single-season by any player.
- In Panthers history, he is the first player to reach 2000+ yards from scrimmage in a season.
- 3051- In the first two seasons most scrimmage yards by any player.
- 5443- In the first three seasons most scrimmage yards by any player.
- 1005- Single-seasons records for most receiving yards by a running back.
- 6- Single-Season records for most receiving touchdowns by a running back.
- 41- Single-season for most receiving player first downs by a running back.
- 84- In Franchise history longest rush by a running back.
Christian McCaffrey Awards & Achievements
- First-team All-Pro in 2019.
- Second-team All-Pro in 2018.
- Pro Bowl in 2019.
- Paul Hornung Award in 2015.
- Jet Award in 2015.
- Football Academic All-America of the Year In 2016.
- AP College Football Player of the Year in 2015.
- Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2015.
- Consensus All-American in 2015.
- 2× First-team All-Pac-12 in 2015, 2016.
Christian McCaffrey’s Net Worth & Salary
Christian McCaffrey’s net worth is estimated at $10 million. Christian McCaffrey annual salary is $8.1 million as of November 2022. McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million contract with Carolina in April of 2020, with cap hits of $8.7 million in 2022, $19.5 million in 2023, $19.5 million in 2024, and $15.4 million in 2025.
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Christian McCaffrey Amazing Facts
- Currently, Christian plays for the team San Francisco 49ers.
- His position in his team is Running Back.
- Christian McCaffrey older brother Max played football at Duke University, and then on several NFL teams as a wide receiver.
- His younger brother, Dylan is a quarterback at Northern Colorado.
- His youngest brother, Luke is a wide receiver at Rice University.
- His uncle, Billy McCaffrey, played college basketball at Duke and Vanderbilt University.
- Christian McCaffrey maternal grandfather is Dave Sime, an Olympic track star.
- Christian McCaffrey was named AP College Football Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
- He is a brilliant player of San Francisco.
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