Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl for 2017 NFL Draft preparation

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl for 2017 NFL Draft preparation

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl for 2017 NFL Draft preparation

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McCaffrey, the star Stanford running back, announced his decision to skip the Sun Bowl against North Carolina on Monday - a move that came as a surprise after he already announced his decision to enter the National Football League draft on December 7.

Stanford faces North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on December 30.

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Christian McCaffrey will not play in the Sun Bowl when Stanford takes on North Carolina on December 30. They recovered to finish 9-3. "I'm thankful for the chance to get to play another game with my teammates and to work as hard as I can to make that victory possible".

After leading the nation in all-purpose yards for the second straight year, McCaffrey announced Monday on Twitter that he will not play with his teammates in the Hyundai Sun Bowl against North Carolina on December 30. LSU's Leonard Fournette and Florida State's Dalvin Cook are ranked ahead of McCaffrey at his position. After a 2015 in which he set an NCAA record for all-purpose yardage, his production slipped this year - but he still led the nation in all-purpose yards for the second straight year.

Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith is carted off the field after an injury during the first quarter of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State. Here's a play that does a good job of showcasing those skills. Any game with 20-plus carries is going to take a toll on a running back.

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