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Stanford football 2015: Christian McCaffrey on Hornung Watch List

Christian McCaffrey is on the Hornung Watch List, and due to have a breakout season in 2015.

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The people behind the Paul Hornung Award discovered something that most of Nerd Nation already knew - Christian McCaffrey could have an amazing season this year. The Paul Hornung Award is given to the most versatile player in college football and Christian McCaffrey is certainly versatile.

From Stanford Athletics:

"McCaffrey had a dazzling freshman year on The Farm, totaling 796 all-purpose yards, including 300 yards on the ground and 251 yards through the air. He played in all 13 games and is expected to see a significant increase in offensive touches from the 49 he received during his freshman campaign.

The Castle Rock, Colorado, native was also a valuable return man for the 2014 Cardinal (8-5, 5-4 Pac-12) squad that finished its year with three consecutive wins (California, No. 9/10 UCLA, Maryland). McCaffrey returned nine punts for 154 yards (17.1 yards/return) and five kickoffs for 91 yards (18.2 yards/return), while picking up seven tackles (four solo) on coverage units. "

McCaffrey was perhaps a bit underutilized last season, but that should change this year as McCaffrey is expected to have a breakout season. Stanford football is back bright and early at 9am September 5th on the road against Northwestern.