McCaffrey played in all 13 games as a true freshman at Stanford in 2014. He finished the year with 300 rushing yards on 42 carries and 251 receiving yards on 17 receptions with two total touchdowns.
McCaffrey had a breakout sophomore season in 2015. He broke Barry Sanders’ NCAA record of 3,250 all-purpose yards, finishing with 3,864. He ranked second in the nation with 2,019 rushing yards, becoming the first Stanford player to rush for 2,000 in a season. He also set numerous other Stanford records during the season including rushing yards in a game (243) and all-purpose yards in a game (461) McCaffrey was a consensus All-American and was the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, Pac-12 Player of the Year and Paul Hornung Award winner. He also finished second to Derrick Henry in the 2015 Heisman Trophy voting. During the 2016 Rose Bowl, McCaffrey became the first player to rush for 100 yards (172) and have 100 yards receiving (109) in a Rose Bowl game. Overall he had a Rose Bowl record 368 yards of total offense, breaking the record previously held by Wisconsinâ€™s Jared Abbreder is set in 2012.