Regarded as a skilled multi-purpose player who has shown his athletic prowess playing as a running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and punter, Christian McCaffrey has attained a lot of accolades as a professional footballer.
For him, it has been quite easy to attain such a tremendous height in the profession as he hails from a family with a robust athletic heritage. He has been playing for the Carolina Panthers since he was picked in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
At birth he was named Christain Jackson McCaffrey, he was born on June 7, 1996. Growing up was quite fun for Christain who was born into an athletic home. At the age of three, he began his first lessons in football, playing with his older brother.
With his heart directed to sports at that young age, by the time he was grown enough for high school, he performed well as a basketballer, sprinter, and a footballer at Valor Christain High School. Playing as a footballer at Valor High, he took various positions and excelled in them all. He was featured as a running back, punter, cornerback, and wide receiver. By the end of his stay at high school, he was named as the Gatorade Football Player of the Year and also bagged a lot of other awards.
After been rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he attracted the attention of different colleges but chose Stanford University over them all. At Stanford, he thrived to such extent that he didn’t have to finish his collegiate career before declaring his intent to join the National Football League.
He was later picked by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Thereafter, he inked a four-year deal worth $17.2 million. It came with a signing bonus of $10.7 million.
Christian McCaffrey Girlfriend
Christain McCaffrey found love with a lady named Brooke Pettet. He barely talks about his personal life but as for Brooke, she has publicized her relationship with him. She currently works as a physical trainer but also holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona University. Details about how they met have not been revealed by any of them but from all indications, they seem to be happy with what they share.
His Family: Dad, Mom, and Brother
The McCaffrey’s family has built a generation of athletes. His parents are one of the successful athletes of their time. His dad, Ed McCaffrey is a known footballer who made outstanding records during his days at Stanford University and also went pro playing as a wide receiver for Denver Broncos. Recently, he decided to take up the office of a head coach at the Valor Christain High School.
Prior to his days with the Broncos, he was with the New York Giants, the team that drafted him in 1991. Also, he played for the San Francisco 49ners. Ed bagged a lot of achievements during his days in the game, he emerged as a super bowl champion thrice.
Christian McCaffrey’s mom, in her younger days, was known as Lisa Sime but currently has adopted her husband’s last name, McCaffrey. Stanford University women soccer team still remembers her for her outstanding performances in the game as a student-athlete. Her father, Dave Sime has the speed of an electron; as a sprinter, he won the 1960 Olympic Games and has never received a bronze medal. His accolades mostly comprise of silver and gold medals.
Christian McCaffrey is one of four siblings and is the second of them all. Max, his older brother took the path of a footballer, played for Duke University football team and currently plays for the San Francisco 49ners as an undrafted free agent. Dylan the third son followed the footsteps of his older brothers and plays as a quarterback for the University of Michigan. The last of the boys (Luke) has chosen to play at the University of Nebraska.
Christian McCaffrey’s Height
Christian McCaffrey is not as tall as his dad who stands at 6 feet 5 inches, he stands at 5 feet 11 inches falling below the categories of very tall athletes. Well, his height is no cause for worries as it has not hindered the performance expected of him on the field. He weighs 93 kg.