Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey has nothing left to prove. (Courtesy Michael Li/Flickr)

Christian McCaffrey should keep on running — right to the NFL

Hey, look, Jim Plunkett just pulled out of the 1971 Rose Bowl…

 

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey opts out of Sun Bowl

Stanford's star running back will not play in the team's upcoming appearance…

 

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Christian has believers on both sidelines of 119th Big Game

Christian McCaffrey got his million yards — well, OK it was only…

 

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, right, scores past Iowa linebacker Bo Bower during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

McCaffrey’s joyride has no limits

PASADENA, Calif. — Welcome to The Year of Christian, 2016, when he’ll…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, right, scores past Iowa linebacker Bo Bower during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Stanford head coach David Shaw believes the College Football Playoffs will eventually expand to include eight teams. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

System works, just not on New Year’s Eve

PASADENA, Calif. - If they began anew, all bracketed and filleted in…

Stanford head coach David Shaw believes the College Football Playoffs will eventually expand to include eight teams. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (8) scores on a throw from teammate Christian McCaffrey during the Pac-12 Conference championship against USC on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Hogan’s career: Guts, faith

LOS ANGELES — The low point of Kevin Hogan’s season came in…

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (8) scores on a throw from teammate Christian McCaffrey during the Pac-12 Conference championship against USC on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Christian McCaffrey celebrates with teammates after Stanford’s convincing victory over USC in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Humble McCaffrey eyes humongous honor

Christian McCaffrey celebrated with his teammates when he heard the news he…

Christian McCaffrey celebrates with teammates after Stanford’s convincing victory over USC in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey runs against Southern California during the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

McCaffrey off to New York as Heisman finalist

NEW YORK — No one has caught Christian McCaffrey all season. Now,…

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey runs against Southern California during the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina is lifted by fans and teammates after kicking a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cardinal a 38-36 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Stanford needs help to play CFP leapfrog

Stanford coach David Shaw refers to the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi’s…

Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina is lifted by fans and teammates after kicking a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cardinal a 38-36 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey  runs after getting a hand off from quarterback Kevin Hogan during an NCAA college football game against Washington Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Wake up, sleepy voters: McCaffrey for Heisman

Can you imagine a war correspondent not covering a peace treaty because…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey  runs after getting a hand off from quarterback Kevin Hogan during an NCAA college football game against Washington Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) scores a touchdown during the Big Game on Saturday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Once plodding, Stanford has sprint team

Stanford became a college football powerhouse behind its power offense. Formations with…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) scores a touchdown during the Big Game on Saturday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey could be a Heisman contender. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Playoffs, Heisman? Stanford has shot

What’s fascinating here, so very funny, is that Stanford usually does the…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey could be a Heisman contender. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) will look to keep his name in the Heisman conversation when the Cardinal take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colo. (Young Kwak/AP)

Stanford’s McCaffrey looks to romp in Colorado

Not all that long ago, Christian McCaffrey and his mom were nearly…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) will look to keep his name in the Heisman conversation when the Cardinal take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colo. (Young Kwak/AP)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's breakout season has earned him a spot in the Heisman Trophy conversation. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Shaw, McCaffrey all the buzz

He’s quicker than a hiccup. At 6-foot, 201 pounds, he’s tougher than…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's breakout season has earned him a spot in the Heisman Trophy conversation. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stanford defensive end Aziz Shittu, left, takes down Northwestern running back Justin Jackson during an NCAA college football against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. (Matt Marton/AP)

Stanford offense keeps D rested

Defensive end Aziz Shittu plays more than his coaches would like and…

Stanford defensive end Aziz Shittu, left, takes down Northwestern running back Justin Jackson during an NCAA college football against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. (Matt Marton/AP)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, left, runs past UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams for a touchdown during the Cardinal’s win over the Bruins on Thursday night. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Going daffy for McCaffrey

Is he wearing jet propulsion engines? Is his uniform greased? Or, this…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, left, runs past UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams for a touchdown during the Cardinal’s win over the Bruins on Thursday night. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Stanford’s Barry Sanders, left, hurdles teammate Johnny Caspers and past Oregon State’s Manase Hungalu for a touchdown during the Cardinal’s 42-24 win over the Beavers on Friday, Sept. 25. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)

Barry J. making own name

Barry J. Sanders would prefer you drop the Jr. from his name.…

Stanford’s Barry Sanders, left, hurdles teammate Johnny Caspers and past Oregon State’s Manase Hungalu for a touchdown during the Cardinal’s 42-24 win over the Beavers on Friday, Sept. 25. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File PhotoStanford running back Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of the Foster Farms Bowl NCAA college football game in Santa Clara

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey showing off versatility

STANFORD — Any Stanford fan who wondered why the Cardinal couldn't get…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File PhotoStanford running back Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of the Foster Farms Bowl NCAA college football game in Santa Clara