We have seen our last of Christian McCaffrey in the Cardinal and White. Regardless of how you feel about the running back's decision a few weeks ago to forgo his senior season in favor of the NFL or his more controversial choice to bypass this week's Sun Bowl, there can be no disagreement about the legacy he leaves.
Without question, McCaffrey is not only the greatest running back in school history, but quite possibly the greatest player, regardless of position, ever to play for the Cardinal. A quick perusal of the Stanford record book, an accounting of the past hundred years or so of football on the Farm, leaves little doubt. In almost every category you might use to measure a running back, McCaffrey's name sits at or near the top of the list. But even as impressive as the accomplishments on the chart to the right may be, there's more to the story.