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Ed McCaffrey
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McCaffrey in 2016
No. 81, 87
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1968-08-17) August 17, 1968 (age 53)
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Allentown (PA) Central Catholic
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
* New York Giants (19911993)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Super Bowl champion (XXIX, XXXII, XXXIII)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:7,422
Player stats at

Edward Font McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968) is a former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. McCaffrey played college football for Stanford University and earned first-team All-American honors. The New York Giants chose him in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

High school and collegiate football

Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, McCaffrey played high school football at Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, where he competed in the East Penn Conference in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. McCaffrey was also a standout basketball player for Allentown Central Catholic High School, leading the school to state titles in 1984 and 1986.

He played college football at Stanford University in California, and as a senior in 1990 was an All-American. At Stanford, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Professional career

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McCaffrey with the Broncos in 1998

McCaffrey was selected by the Giants in the third round (83rd overall) in the 1991 NFL draft. During his thirteen-year career, he won three Super Bowl rings (Super Bowl XXIX, as a 49er; XXXII and XXXIII, as a Bronco) and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 1998. At Denver, he became a reliable target for quarterback John Elway, set a Broncos record for most receptions in a season (with 101 receptions in 2000), and had an exceptional performance in Super Bowl XXXIII, recording five catches for 72 yards. Also in 2000, McCaffrey and teammate Rod Smith became only the second wide receiver duo from the same team to each gain 100 receptions in the same season (see Herman Moore and Brett Perriman).

In the opening game of the Broncos' 2001 season, McCaffrey suffered a leg fracture while playing a Monday Night Football game with the Broncos against the Giants.[1] He rebounded in the 2002 season with 69 receptions and 903 yards. Hampered by injuries during a disappointing 2003 season, McCaffrey retired on February 29, 2004. He finished his career with 565 career receptions for 7,422 yards and 55 touchdowns.[citation needed]

McCaffrey is the oldest of five children, with two brothers and two sisters: Monica (who played basketball at Georgetown University), Billy (who played basketball at Duke and Vanderbilt), Michael, and Meghan.

Career receiving statistics

Year Team Games Rec Yards Y/R TDs
1991 New York Giants 16 16 146 9.1 0
1992 New York Giants 16 49 610 12.4 5
1993 New York Giants 16 27 335 12.4 2
1994 San Francisco 49ers 16 11 131 11.9 2
1995 Denver Broncos 16 39 477 12.2 2
1996 Denver Broncos 15 48 553 11.5 7
1997 Denver Broncos 15 45 590 13.1 8
1998 Denver Broncos 15 64 1,053 16.5 10
1999 Denver Broncos 15 71 1,018 14.3 7
2000 Denver Broncos 16 101 1,317 13.0 9
2001 Denver Broncos 1 6 94 15.7 1
2002 Denver Broncos 16 69 903 13.1 2
2003 Denver Broncos 12 19 195 10.3 0
Career - 185 565 7,422 13.1 55

Life after football

McCaffrey began coaching youth football camps in the summer of 2000. In 2011, he founded SportsEddy, which includes not just football but lacrosse, soccer, baseball and basketball camps. The Ed McCaffrey "Dare to Play" football camp and the "Dare to Cheer" cheerleading camp for individuals with Down syndrome are produced in partnership with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. McCaffrey also founded the McCaffrey Family Foundation with wife Lisa, to assist children whose medical situation has created an academic or financial hardship.

He also has his own brand of mustard and horseradish sauce, which can be found in supermarkets across Colorado and into Nebraska. On July 30, 2012, McCaffrey was named the new color analyst for 850 KOA, flagship station of the Denver Broncos Radio Network, replacing Brian Griese.

On November 15, 2017 McCaffrey lit the brewery lights at the Fort Collins Brewery with brewmaster Tim Seitz.

McCaffrey was named the head football coach at Valor Christian High School in February 2018.[2]

Personal life

McCaffrey met his wife, Lisa (Sime), daughter of Olympic sprinter Dave Sime, while they both attended Stanford University.

Together, they have four sons, all of whom play football. The oldest son, Max McCaffrey, is a wide receiver who played college football at Duke. He was on the rosters of several different NFL teams from 2016–2018 and is currently a free agent.[3]

Christian McCaffrey was a running back for the Stanford Cardinal and was the runner-up for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. He left school a year early after the 2016 season and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Dylan McCaffrey was a four-star quarterback for Valor Christian High School, graduating in 2017. His team won the Colorado Class 5A state championship (5A being the highest of the 5 classes) 3 of the 4 years he played. As the second-ranked quarterback in the country and top-ranked quarterback in Colorado, Dylan received scholarship offers from Duke, Colorado, Rutgers, LSU, Michigan, Washington, UCLA, Colorado State and Penn State.[4] He is now playing college football at Michigan.

The youngest son, Luke McCaffrey, is a 2018–2019 senior at Valor Christian High School, expected to graduate in May 2019. Luke has also received an offer from Michigan, along with an offer from Nebraska.[5] He committed to Nebraska in June 2018.[6]

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Max, eldest son of McCaffrey  
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Christian, second-eldest son of McCaffrey  
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Dylan, third-eldest son of McCaffrey  


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