Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey has won the Jet Award as the nation’s top return specialist, according to an AP report. He joins Ty Montgomery as the only other Stanford player to win the award, with Montgomery having won back in 2013.
McCaffrey was a Heisman finalist in 2015 and broke Barry Sanders’ all-purpose yards record with 3,684 on the year. He returned 42 kickoffs for 1,161 yards and a touchdown and also had 284 punt return yards for a touchdown. He will be honored at a banquet in Omaha in April and receive the award there.
McCaffrey also has next year to look forward to, so Stanford fans should brace themselves for another excellent season from the running back.
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