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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leading NFL in receptions over last eight weeks

first_imgThe NFL’s leader in receptions since Week 6 is:Not Julio Jones.Not Antonio Brown.Not DeAndre Hopkins.Not Zach Ertz.Not Michael Thomas.It’s @Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (53)#KeepPounding @run__cmc— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 4, 2018So far this season, McCaffrey has caught 80 passes for 663 yards, which leads all running backs. He’s also rushed for 863 yards, which is good for the seventh-highest mark in the NFL.As a junior at Stanford, McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders’ NCAA single-season record for all purpose yards, recording over 3,500 yards from scrimmage before he entered the NFL Draft later that year. His versatility was never a question.McCaffrey was second to former Alabama running back Derrick Henry in Heisman voting, but is easily outplaying him in the NFL. The Panthers selected the Stanford product with the eighth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite being listed as a running back, some considered him to be the best route runner in his draft class. Christian McCaffrey has been a workhorse for the Panthers all season, and they’re using him everywhere.Believe it or not, McCaffrey’s 53 receptions since Week 6 lead all NFL players. He has caught more passes than Julio Jones, Antonio Brown and quite a few other notable receivers.last_img

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