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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey wins the Paul Hornung Award

Prelude to the Heisman?

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One of college football's most dynamic players on offense and special teams, McCaffrey amassed 3,496 all-purpose yards with 1,847 rushing, 540 receiving and 1,109 return, breaking Barry Sanders' record of 3,250 set in 1988. McCaffrey scored eight touchdowns rushing, four receiving, one on a kickoff return and threw two touchdown passes.

"Christian McCaffrey can do it all on offense, and on kick and punt returns." said the award's namesake, Paul Hornung. "He has physical skills, awareness on the field, focus and determination, a tremendous combination. McCaffrey plays the game the way I did - he'll do anything to help his team win."