football-fbs flag

Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com | December 10, 2015

Christian McCaffrey made defenders miss even as a 7-year-old

Long before he was Heisman finalist and setting NCAA records, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey started out playing football at a young age just like an average kid growing up.

But it looks like McCaffrey picked up some moves more quickly than others.

The Denver Broncos posted to Twitter an old clip of a 7-year-old McCaffrey playing in Mile High Stadium in a kids-versus-mascots game and the running back made defenders miss even back then in 2003.

Just look at the juke move McCaffrey made to get around Houston Texans mascot, and his speed to set up the block against the poor Buffalo Bills mascot and sprint into the end zone. But given what we have seen this year from him, are we even shocked he could pull off plays like that?

To top it all off though, McCaffrey took a play out of Terrell Owens' book with the classic sharpie touchdown celebration.

The kid looked like he belonged on a football field, and it is no surprise, given his father Ed played in the NFL for 13 seasons, including from 1995 to 2003 for the Broncos.

Guess it runs in the family.

MORE: Full breakdown of 2015 Heisman finalists

The best players at every position in college volleyball, right now

NCAA.com's Michella Chester took a look at the best players at every position in college volleyball right now to develop an East and West All-Star team.
READ MORE

A dream 11 men's college soccer players active professionally

The success of these 11 men's college soccer players has translated to the professional stage of their careers. Find out who made the cut below.
READ MORE

These are 5 women's college soccer games to watch this week

These are the 5 most compelling games to watch this week in women's college soccer, including No. 1 Virginia vs. Notre Dame.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners