McCaffrey to skip Stanford's bowl game to prepare for draft

Christian McCaffrey (5) returns a punt against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey will skip the Sun Bowl game to prepare for the NFL draft.

McCaffrey announced the decision on his Twitter feed Monday. No. 16 Stanford plays North Carolina on Dec. 30 in El Paso, Texas.


He is the second prominent player to make such a decision. LSU running back Leonard Fournette has said he will not play in the Citrus Bowl to focus on the draft.

McCaffrey said last month he would be skipping his senior season. He was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2015 as a sophomore when he set the NCAA record for all-purpose yards in a season.
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