Stanford's Christian McCaffrey named Pac-12 Player of the Year

Published Dec. 1, 2015 9:39 p.m. ET


Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey has been named the Pac-12's player of the year.


The sophomore sensation ranks first in the country with 3,035 all-purpose yards and is closing in on Barry Sanders’ single-season all-purpose yardage record of 3,250. With a Pac-12 title game and a bowl game or two ahead, McCaffrey is a near lock to set the all-time record.


McCaffrey also ranks No. 6 in the country in rushing yards with 1,640  and second in the conference, trailing Oregon’s Royce Freeman.



McCaffrey has been the most dynamic playmaker in the entire country. In addition to his rushing totals, McCaffrey has gained 435 yards receiving, 922 on kick returns, and 38 on punt returns.


With a win on Saturday against USC in the Pac-12 Championship game, McCaffrey could lead his team to a berth in the Rose Bowl, or perhaps even the College Football Playoff. 


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