Christian McCaffrey annihilated college football this season. His 3,496 all-purpose yards broke Barry Sanders' 1988 record of 3,249 yards. McCaffrey is one of three Heisman Trophy finalists invited to New York this Saturday.
The running back has been making defenders miss since his midget days. Apparently, he also knew how to showboat as a youth. A video posted by the Denver Broncos shows a young McCaffrey dancing around defenders (mascots, but defenders nonetheless), scoring a touchdown, signing the football and heaving it up to the crowd.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 9, 2015
McCaffrey's father, Ed, played wide receiver for the Broncos from 1995-2003, but based on the celebration (Christian has a Sharpie in his sock), Christian's real childhood football idol was Terrell Owens.
Although the mascots are likely instructed to miss the players on purpose, the deke McCaffrey puts on Toro, the Houston Texans' mascot, should be a crime. It's also important to note this video did not happen that long ago. McCaffrey, 19, is a true sophomore. He can't go to the NFL next season, so he'll get a shot at breaking his own single-season record next year.
McCaffrey and Stanford take on Iowa in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. By then, he may be a Heisman Trophy Award winner.