Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey solidified his place as one of the best players in the country last season. He should compete for the Heisman Trophy again this year, but some like to give him flack for the color of his skin.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is certainly a fan of McCaffrey, but he believes that the Cardinal star doesn’t get his due because he is white. Bell took to Twitter and subtweeted McCaffrey, praising him for his performance on the field while imploring people not to count him out just because he is a “white runner.”
That comment will likely raise some eyebrows over the summer as the college football season draws close, but McCaffrey seemed to like being in the good graces of one of the better running backs in the NFL today.
During his sophomore season, Christian McCaffrey rushed for 2,019 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging better than six yards per carry. He was the AP Player of the Year, PAC-12 Offensive Player of the Year, finished second in the Heisman polls, and set the NCAA single-season record for most all-purpose yards with 3,864.
I don’t think he is letting his skin tone slow him down any.
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