FLASHBACK: Christian McCaffrey Writes Touching Letter About His Love Of Football

David Hookstead | Reporter

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey penned an emotional letter for The Players Tribune explaining his love of football in September.

McAffrey recently decided to forgo the rest of his eligibility in college and enter the professional draft. The dynamic playmaker will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play, and a quick read of his letter proves all anybody needs to know about his love of the game. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Golfer Is The Hottest Woman On The Internet)

He wrote in part:

So when you see me take the field, know that I’m playing for more than just football. I have a strong faith in God. I don’t think He’s looking down on me and hoping that I score touchdowns. Nah, He just wants to see that I did my absolute best on that particular day.

I’m not the same player I was last year. I’m better. And now I’m ready to become more of a leader. I’m not expecting everything to be perfect. I know there will be a lot of challenges, but now I have a better understanding of how to handle them, whether it’s on the football field or in a nuclear energy class. So this year, if I see a freshman or a sophomore struggling, I’ll be the one to let them know that everything’s going to be fine.

Sometimes all you need is someone to believe in you.

McCaffrey is currently slated to be taken in the first round, and will likely serve as a third down running back and return specialist in the NFL.

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