By: USA TODAY High School Sports | October 24, 2016
Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) quarterback Dylan McCaffrey is the son of former NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey, younger brother of Stanford All-American running back Christian McCaffrey and older brother of elite sophomore quarterback Luke McCaffrey, which means spots in the family’s trophy case are hard to come by.
“It’s pretty tough,” said Dylan, a four-star recruit who is committed to Michigan. “We’ve definitely got some talent.”
Monday’s achievement should easily earn him another spot.
McCaffrey, a Michigan commit, was presented with his honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as part of the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance. The game is Jan. 7 in San Antonio’s Alamodome at 1 p.m. (ET).
“Oh yeah, getting the jersey will help,” McCaffrey said with a laugh. “This is such an honor, it’s been a dream of mine to play in this game for years; to be playing in it now is such a blessing. It’s perfect timing, too.”
McCaffrey is ranked as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Colorado.
Christian played in the Army Bowl in January 2014 and is noted for a punt return from the game that has been viewed thousands of times.
As for Valor Christian, after “a rough start”, McCaffrey has led the Eagles (5-3) to an undefeated record in league play.
It’s precisely the type of momentum they’ll need in order to repeat as state champs.
“I’d heard people talk about how hard it is to win back-to-back,” McCaffrey said. “It’s very hard now that I’m trying to do that. I feel like we’ve got what it takes, we just have to get tougher and continue to take it to the next level every week. All the pieces we need are here, it’s up to us to put to together and execute.”
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