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Christian McCaffrey

Christian Jackson McCaffrey is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford and was drafted by the Panthers eighth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. As a sophomore in 2015, McCaffrey was named AP College Football Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. He holds the NCAA record for most all-purpose yards in a season, with 3,864. McCaffrey holds numerous NFL and Panthers franchise records and is one of the three players ever to record 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, doing so in 2019.

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I got lucky that they throw me the ball a lot and it's my job to make those catches.
People do the eye test and underestimate me, so I do play with a chip on my shoulder.
I felt like I could play with anybody, but some people felt differently. — © Christian McCaffrey
I felt like I could play with anybody, but some people felt differently.
When you read about white athletes these days and white skill possession receivers specifically, one word you'll always find is tough. You'll rarely see explosive, athletic, stuff like that.
I've always tried to be a complete athlete and not limit myself to one position or one sport. It really helped mold my whole football game.
I am beyond blessed and humbled to be named the Paul Hornung Award winner.
You can't try to make something crazy happen when nothing is there. You've just got to keep pushing.
I think when you're running through a hole and you're hit in certain, different ways, you have to be able to move and change and make people miss.
I don't care if I get no carries and just play special teams. I'm there to try to win football games and help that team win.
Everyone wants to be close to your team. You don't want to have guys that don't feel comfortable in the locker room.
The goal every offseason is just to get as fast as you can, stay healthy.
I'm just so blessed to be a Carolina Panther. I can't wait to grind every single day for that organization, team, fans and for everybody there. I'm blessed to be a Carolina Panther.
We're here to win football games, so whatever that means, whatever that takes, that's what we're going to do. — © Christian McCaffrey
We're here to win football games, so whatever that means, whatever that takes, that's what we're going to do.
I go to class every day with the future Facebook and Twitter and Google employees, the future innovators and entrepreneurs who might have the next big thing. Knowing that and seeing their success and work ethic makes you want to be successful. It impresses me every day. It humbles me, too.
Every great team has multiple backs. Very few times do you have just one back.
I'm wherever coach puts me.
You should want to compete.
I put in a lot of work in film study.
Great players always play with a chip on their shoulder no matter if they have a reason to or not.
It's a constant progression, and as long as you're constantly striving to be better, you're headed in the right direction.
The big plays will come.
I've always prided myself on being a football player.
The faster I can get, the better as well.
The secret behind success isn't as much of a secret as people think. It's pretty simple. It's working as hard as you can to accomplish what you want.
You get fan mail and you see the reaction when you write someone back. It's kind of shocking. You can make someone's day and be a positive influence on the world when you're in a position like that.
You can never satisfy other people, I learned. End of the day, it's extremely important that you know yourself better than anybody else, and if you can do that, it doesn't matter what anybody thinks about you, good or bad.
Sometimes a 1-yard gain on third-and-1 is a big play. People take that for granted.
If they need me to have 25 carries and eight catches a game, whatever they need me to do, I'm ready to go. Or if they need me to have eight carries and six catches but play the whole game and pass protect and help shifts on the D-ends, I'm ready to go.
Yeah, I've got quick thumbs.
I play for my teammates.
It's a team game. Not every game is going to be an all-star game.
The league is shifting. It's becoming a smaller league, way more speed-dominant. So you're seeing more backs like me who can run between the tackles, pass-protect, catch and become matchup nightmares. You also have more receivers who are getting jet sweeps, doing different things with the ball in their hands.
I'm just kind of a hard-nosed, don't say a lot and go to work kind of guy.
To me, speed kills.
I would definitely like the ball as much as possible... That's why I train.
Going into a game, I know that I'm going to run a lot. I know I'm going to have a lot of volume, and I know that I'm going to get hit a lot, which is great. Sometimes we try to deliver some blows, too, try to break as many tackles as possible. We know it's going to hurt the next day. That's why we love the game.
I prepare so I can be in the whole game.
There is not some secret formula, it comes down to completing passes, being efficient on first and second down and making plays when the ball is in your hands. — © Christian McCaffrey
There is not some secret formula, it comes down to completing passes, being efficient on first and second down and making plays when the ball is in your hands.
Never get comfortable.
Pretty surreal experience to see the impact football has had globally.
Most schools, the football players are kind of the kings in school.
For the guys who feel like they are glued to one position or one sport, don't do it man, do whatever you want to do.
Sometimes you'll have 30, 40 touches in the game, and you'll feel better than if you had 22. It depends on where you get hit and how you get hit.
The football field, I'd definitely say that's my safe place.
I'm someone who believes in having motivation at all times, win or lose, individual awards.
I used to have a potbelly pig named Terrance. He died of obesity.
My position is a running back. So, the first part of my position is running. That means I need to run and be fast.
If I'm not playing football, I'm preparing to play football. That's kind of how I kind of view my life. — © Christian McCaffrey
If I'm not playing football, I'm preparing to play football. That's kind of how I kind of view my life.
Something I really pride myself on is not just being a running back that can catch the ball but if I move out to the slot, I become a receiver.
At the end of the day, nobody has higher expectations for me than myself. I don't really try to prove anyone wrong anymore as much as I try to prove myself right.
I really try to pride myself on route running, catching and being able to be a mismatch anywhere on the field.
I just show up every day.
You've got to let the game come to you. You can't press.
You can always get bigger, faster, stronger. I don't have any choice. I have to.
Wherever they put me I'll do anything a team needs me to do.
For me, any time I'm on the football field, that's my comfort zone.
I stopped worrying about how other people define me a little bit ago. I used to care a lot. Now I just don't care that much. Really, what I'm worried about is, am I being the best me I can be?
I think if you can be as versatile as you can be, you'll be the best player you can be.
Some of my best childhood memories are of watching Terrell Davis with my dad. I used to hang out when I was, like, 4 and 5 years old and play Power Rangers in the locker room with him and Shannon Sharpe and Rod Smith. And I loved Terrell. He was awesome.
The best players try to not slow down when they put the pads on.
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