Ed McCaffrey

Edward Thomas McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968) is a former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. McCaffrey played college football for Stanford University and earned first-team All-American honors. The New York Giants chose him in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

Ed McCaffrey
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McCaffrey in 2016
No. 81, 87
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:August 17, 1968 (age 50)
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Allentown (PA) Central Catholic
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:7,422
Player stats at NFL.com

High school and collegiate football

Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, McCaffrey played high school football at Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, where he competed in the East Penn Conference in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. McCaffrey was also a standout basketball player for Lehigh, leading the school to state titles in 1984 and 1986.

He played college football at Stanford University in California, and as a senior in 1990 was an All-American. At Stanford, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Professional career

Ed McCaffrey
McCaffrey with the Broncos in 1998

McCaffrey was selected by the Giants in the third round (83rd overall) in the 1991 NFL draft. During his thirteen-year career, he won three Super Bowl rings (Super Bowl XXIX, as a 49er; XXXII and XXXIII, as a Bronco) and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 1998. At Denver, he became a reliable target for quarterback John Elway, set a Broncos record for most receptions in a season (with 101 receptions in 2000), and had an exceptional performance in Super Bowl XXXIII, recording five catches for 72 yards. Also in 2000, McCaffrey and teammate Rod Smith became only the second wide receiver duo from the same team to each gain 100 receptions in the same season (see Herman Moore and Brett Perriman).

In the opening game of the Broncos' 2001 season, McCaffrey suffered a leg fracture while playing a Monday Night Football game with the Broncos against the Giants.[1] He rebounded in the 2002 season with 69 receptions and 903 yards. Hampered by injuries during a disappointing 2003 season, McCaffrey retired on February 29, 2004. He finished his career with 565 career receptions for 7,422 yards and 55 touchdowns.

McCaffrey is the oldest of five children, with two brothers and two sisters: Monica (who played basketball at Georgetown University), Billy (who played basketball at Duke and Vanderbilt), Michael, and Meghan.

Career receiving statistics

Year Team Games Rec Yards Y/R TDs
1991 New York Giants 16 16 146 9.1 0
1992 New York Giants 16 49 610 12.4 5
1993 New York Giants 16 27 335 12.4 2
1994 San Francisco 49ers 16 11 131 11.9 2
1995 Denver Broncos 16 39 477 12.2 2
1996 Denver Broncos 15 48 553 11.5 7
1997 Denver Broncos 15 45 590 13.1 8
1998 Denver Broncos 15 64 1,053 16.5 10
1999 Denver Broncos 15 71 1,018 14.3 7
2000 Denver Broncos 16 101 1,317 13.0 9
2001 Denver Broncos 1 6 94 15.7 1
2002 Denver Broncos 16 69 903 13.1 2
2003 Denver Broncos 12 19 195 10.3 0
Career - 185 565 7,422 13.1 55

Life after football

McCaffrey began coaching youth football camps in the summer of 2000. In 2011, he founded SportsEddy, which includes not just football but lacrosse, soccer, baseball and basketball camps. The Ed McCaffrey "Dare to Play" football camp and the "Dare to Cheer" cheerleading camp for individuals with Down syndrome are produced in partnership with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. McCaffrey also founded the McCaffrey Family Foundation with wife Lisa, to assist children whose medical situation has created an academic or financial hardship.

He also has his own brand of mustard and horseradish sauce, which can be found in supermarkets across Colorado and into Nebraska. On July 30, 2012, McCaffrey was named the new color analyst for 850 KOA, flagship station of the Denver Broncos Radio Network, replacing Brian Griese.

On November 15, 2017 McCaffrey lit the brewery lights at the Fort Collins Brewery with brewmaster Tim Seitz.

McCaffrey was named the head football coach at Valor Christian High School in February 2018.[2]

Personal life

McCaffrey met his wife, Lisa (Sime), daughter of Olympic sprinter Dave Sime, while they both attended Stanford University.

Together, they have four sons, all of whom play football. The oldest son, Max McCaffrey, is a wide receiver who played college football at Duke. He was on the rosters of several different NFL teams from 2016–2018 and is currently a member of the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.[3]

Christian McCaffrey was a running back for the Stanford Cardinal and was the runner-up for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. He left school a year early after the 2016 season and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Dylan McCaffrey was a four-star quarterback for Valor Christian High School, graduating in 2017. His team won the Colorado Class 5A state championship (5A being the highest of the 5 classes) 3 of the 4 years he played. As the second-ranked quarterback in the country and top-ranked quarterback in Colorado, Dylan received scholarship offers from Duke, Colorado, Rutgers, LSU, Michigan, Washington, UCLA, Colorado State and Penn State.[4] He is now playing college football at Michigan.

The youngest son, Luke McCaffrey, is a 2018–2019 senior at Valor Christian High School, expected to graduate in May 2019. Luke has also received an offer from Michigan, along with an offer from Nebraska.[5] He committed to Nebraska in June 2018.[6]

Max McCaffrey

Max, eldest son of McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey with fan, Jan 2019 (1)

Christian, second-eldest son of McCaffrey

Dylan McCaffrey (45337580)

Dylan, third-eldest son of McCaffrey


  1. ^ Branch, John (October 23, 2005). "Nightmare Eve, the Game Before 9/11". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Newman, Kyle (February 5, 2018). "Valor Christian names former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey its new head football coach". The Denver Post. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Move". San Francisco 49ers. November 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Prospect Info: Dylan McCaffrey". 247Sports.com.
  5. ^ "Prospect Info: Luke McCaffrey". 247Sports.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Luke McCaffrey on Instagram: "After much consideration, I am extremely blessed to announce that I am officially committed to The University of Nebraska! #GBR"". Instagram. Retrieved September 7, 2018.

External links

1987 Stanford Cardinal football team

The 1987 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1990 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team

The 1990 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 1990 college football season.

1991 New York Giants season

The 1991 New York Giants season was the franchise's 67th season in the National Football League. The Giants entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champion but failed to qualify for the playoffs. They were the eighth team in NFL history to enter a season as the defending Super Bowl champion and miss the playoffs, and became the first organization in NFL history to do so twice (the Giants missed out on the playoffs a season after winning Super Bowl XXI as well).

The 1991 season marked the first season that the Mara family did not have total ownership of the Giants. Wellington Mara's nephew Tim, who had inherited the half-stake in the team that his grandfather and namesake had given to Tim's father Jack, decided that he no longer wanted to be involved with the team after twenty-six years, most of which had been spent feuding with his uncle over the team's operations. On February 2, 1991, shortly after Super Bowl XXV, Tim Mara announced he had sold his family's stake in the team to businessman Bob Tisch, the co-founder of Loews Corporation and former United States Postmaster General. Tisch did not take an active role in the operations of the team, instead choosing to focus on the team's finances; this enabled the Maras to keep control of the football side of the team and allowed Wellington Mara's son John to take a more active role with the Giants.The 1991 season also marked the first time since 1983 that the Giants entered the season with a new head coach. Bill Parcells decided to retire following the Super Bowl victory and general manager George Young chose to promote Ray Handley, the team's running backs coach, to the position instead of promoting defensive coordinator Bill Belichick; Belichick would leave the Giants soon after to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

During the Giants' previous season Phil Simms entered the year as the starter and started the first fourteen games of the season. In the course of that fourteenth game, where the Giants hosted the Buffalo Bills, Simms suffered a severe foot injury and backup Jeff Hostetler took over and led the Giants through the playoffs and to their Super Bowl victory over those same Bills.

Simms did recover from his injury and was expected to regain his starting position, but Handley decided to make Simms and Hostetler compete for the position. Handley made his decision prior to the Giants' week one matchup with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football and gave the starting job to Hostetler amid some controversy. Hostetler led the Giants to 6 wins in his eleven starts, but broke his back during a week 13 win against Tampa Bay. Simms returned to finish the game, but went 2–3 as Giants starter the remainder of the year and the Giants fell out of the playoffs.

1997 Denver Broncos season

The 1997 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 28th season in the National Football League, and the 38th overall. The Broncos finished the season with a record of 12–4, finishing second in the AFC West, and winning Super Bowl XXXII. The Broncos were the second team since the 1970 merger to win a Super Bowl (Oakland Raiders won in 1980) as a Wild Card team; the Kansas City Chiefs were an AFL wild card entrant who won the pre-merger Super Bowl IV in 1969.The 1997 season saw the new addition of the Denver Broncos' newest wordmark and logo. Their default colors were blue tops, blue pants and orange shoes. This would continue until 2012 when they assigned the all blue to the "Main Alternate" slot, replacing the primary uniforms with orange tops, white bottoms and orange/white shoes.

1998 All-Pro Team

The 1998 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association, and The Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 1998. Both first and second teams are listed for the AP team. These are the three teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. In 1998 the Pro Football Writers Association and Pro Football Weekly combined their All-pro teams, a practice with continues through 2008.

1998 Denver Broncos season

The 1998 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 29th season in the National Football League, and the 39th overall. The Broncos entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champions and looked to become only the fifth team in league history to win consecutive Super Bowls.

Finishing with a record of 12-4 the previous year, the Broncos improved on that mark by two wins and tied the Atlanta Falcons for second best record at 14-2. They won their first thirteen games, the best start since the unbeaten 1972 Dolphins.

After sixteen seasons, John Elway retired following the Super Bowl. He finished his Broncos career with 51,475 yards passing and 300 touchdowns. Until Peyton Manning won in Super Bowl 50, Elway stood as the only Broncos quarterback to win a Super Bowl. However, Elway even played a large role in that victory as the general manager and president of football operations for the Broncos.

Running back Terrell Davis set a team single season rushing mark. His final total was 2,008 yards, making him only the fourth player to rush for over 2,000 yards in single season.

In 2007, the 1998 Broncos were ranked as the 12th greatest Super Bowl champions on the NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions.

1999 Pro Bowl

The 1999 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 1998 season. The game was played on February 7, 1999, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The final score was AFC 23, NFC 10. Keyshawn Johnson of the New York Jets and Ty Law of the New England Patriots were the game's MVPs. This game was also the last game in the career of Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, and Detroit Lions Running back Barry Sanders. The referee was Dick Hantak.

2000 Denver Broncos season

The 2000 Denver Broncos season was the team's 41st year in professional football and its 31st with the National Football League. It also was the team's final year at the famous Mile High Stadium.

The Broncos rebounded from their previous output, winning 11 games and finished 2nd in the AFC West. Denver's season ended with a 21-3 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in the Wildcard round. The Ravens won the Super Bowl that year.

With running back Terrell Davis still struggling with injuries, Denver turned to rookie Mike Anderson, who had a successful rookie campaign and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year following the season.

2003 Denver Broncos season

The 2003 Denver Broncos season was the team's 44th year in professional football and its 34th with the National Football League.

After the departure of Brian Griese, who signed with his father's team, the Dolphins, the Broncos acquired Jake Plummer, who had been struggling in recent years with Arizona.

After two seasons of mediocrity, the Broncos rebounded with a 10–6 record. Denver's season ended with a 41–10 blowout to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wildcard round. Following the season, Clinton Portis was traded to the Washington Redskins, and Shannon Sharpe and Ed McCaffrey both retired.

Christian McCaffrey

Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Panthers with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. As a sophomore in 2015, McCaffrey was the AP College Football Player of the Year and the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. He holds the NCAA record for most all-purpose yards in a season with 3,864. In the NFL he is the current record holder for most receptions by a running back with 107; as well as the Carolina Panthers single-season receptions leader.

Dave Sime

David William Sime (; July 25, 1936 – January 12, 2016) was an American sprinter, multi-sport athlete at Duke University, and a pioneering ophthalmologist. He won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 1960 Olympic Games. He held several sprint records during the late 1950s.

J. Birney Crum Stadium

J. Birney Crum Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The stadium seats 15,000 and is used by several area high schools and the Pennsylvania Stoners of the NPSL (men) and the Northampton Laurels of the WPSL (women) soccer teams. J. Birney Crum Stadium is the home football field for each of Allentown's three high schools: William Allen High School, Louis E. Dieruff High School, and Allentown Central Catholic High School of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The stadium opened in 1948 as Allentown High School Stadium. It was alternately referred to as Allentown School District Stadium and ASD Stadium for short. In 1982, it was renamed in honor of J. Birney Crum, a football, basketball, and baseball coach at Allentown High School (present-day William Allen High School) who was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.

Crum was, at one point, the largest high school football stadium in Pennsylvania. But with the removal of the visitor side stands during renovations in 2002, it lost that standing.

Crum is also the home high school playing field for numerous Lehigh Valley Conference football players who went on to careers in the NFL, including Ed McCaffrey of the Denver Broncos and New York Giants, Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, and Tony Stewart of the Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders.

The stadium was renovated in 2002 and FieldTurf was installed to replace the original natural grass surface.

In addition, the stadium also hosts the annual Drum Corps International Eastern Classic, Formally the DCI East Championships, hosting World Class Drum and Bugle corps from all over the country, and a large Fourth of July fireworks display that typically draws tens of thousands of spectators. The stadium also plays host to the Collegiate Marching Band Festival, held in late September/early October, which showcases college and university marching bands of all sizes and styles from across the Northeastern United States.

Jason Palumbis

Jason Palumbis (born July 15, 1969) is a former American football quarterback.


KGKG (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to Salida, Colorado, United States, the station is currently owned by Headwaters Media, L.L.C.KGKG began broadcasting in 1948 as KVRH, and is the first station to be broadcast in the Upper Arkansas Valley. In 2003, it was flipped to an Oldies format, then on April 1, 2009, the station was flipped to a News Talk station.

On November 1, 2009, KVRH changed their format from talk to adult standards. In 2011, after KWUZ flipped its format from a Classic Hits format, to Hippie Radio format, KVRH flipped its format to Classic Country. KVRH along with sister station KBVC carries Denver Broncos football via 850 KOA with Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey.

The station changed its call sign to the current KGKG on June 29, 2017.


McCaffery is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Aidan McCaffery (born 1957), English footballer and manager

Anne McCaffery (1926–2011), American writer, winner of Hugo and Nebula awards

Christian McCaffrey (born 1996), American football player

Ed McCaffrey (born 1968), American football player

Edward McCaffery (born 1958), American legal scholar

Fran McCaffery (born 1959), American college basketball coach

Harry McCaffery (1858–1928), American baseball player

John McCaffery (1913–1983), American television host

Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league player

Larry McCaffery (born 1946), American literary critic and editor

Margo McCaffery, American nurse

Seamus McCaffery (born 1950), American judge

Simon McCaffery (born 1963), American writer

Steve McCaffery (born 1947), Canadian poet and academic

Trudy McCaffery (1944–2007), racehorse owner and breeder

Patrick McCaffery, (1844-1862), executed on 11 January 1862, who is the subject of the traditional song McCafferty

Pacific Pro Football

Pacific Pro Football, also called Pacific Pro League (Pac Pro), is a planned professional development American football league. The league would be a single entity, owning all the teams, and play during summers from July to August. The league is planning to start play in July 2020.

Super Bowl XXXII

Super Bowl XXXII was an American football game played between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion and defending Super Bowl XXXI champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1997 season. The Broncos defeated the Packers by the score of 31–24. The game was played on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, the second time that the Super Bowl was held in that city. Super Bowl XXXII also made Qualcomm Stadium the only stadium in history to have the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year.

This was Denver's first league championship after suffering four previous Super Bowl losses, and snapped a 13-game losing streak for AFC teams in the Super Bowl (the previous being the Los Angeles Raiders' win in Super Bowl XVIII after the 1983 season). The Broncos, who entered the game after posting a 12–4 regular season record in 1997, became just the second wild card team to win a Super Bowl and the first since the Raiders in Super Bowl XV. The Packers, who entered the game as the defending Super Bowl XXXI champions after posting a 13–3 regular season record, were the first team favored to win by double digits to lose a Super Bowl since Super Bowl IV.

The game was close throughout much of the contest. The Broncos converted two turnovers to take a 17–7 lead in the second quarter before the Packers cut the score to 17–14 at halftime. Green Bay kept pace with Denver in the second half, before tying the game with 13:32 remaining. Both defenses stiffened until Broncos running back Terrell Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left. Despite suffering a migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second quarter, Davis (a San Diego native) was named Super Bowl MVP. He ran for 157 yards, caught two passes for 8 yards, and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns.

Super Bowl XXXIII

Super Bowl XXXIII was an American football game played between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion and defending Super Bowl XXXII champion Denver Broncos and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Atlanta Falcons to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1998 season. The Broncos defeated the Falcons by the score of 34–19, winning their second consecutive Super Bowl. The game was played on January 31, 1999, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida (now part of the suburb of Miami Gardens, which became a separate city in 2003).

The defending Super Bowl champion Broncos entered the game with an AFC-best 14–2 regular season record. The Falcons, under former Denver head coach Dan Reeves, were making their first Super Bowl appearance after also posting a 14–2 regular season record.

Aided by quarterback John Elway's 80-yard touchdown pass to receiver Rod Smith, Denver scored 17 consecutive points to build a 17–3 lead in the second quarter from which Atlanta could not recover. At 38 years old, Elway became the oldest player, at the time, to be named Super Bowl MVP (Tom Brady became the oldest in 2017 at the age of 39, coincidentally also against the Atlanta Falcons). In the final game of his career, he completed 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and also scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown. Elway retired on May 2, 1999 before the following season.

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