STANFORD, Calif. (KTVU) -- - All-world Stanford football star, Christian McCaffrey announced on social media Wednesday, that he will forgo his final college season, and head to the NFL.
He posted on twitter, "After three incredible years at Stanford, I've decided to enter the 2017 NFL draft. #BlessedByTheBest.
After three incredible years at Stanford, I've decided to enter the 2017 NFL draft. #BlessedByTheBest— Christian McCaffrey (@CMccaffrey5) December 7, 2016
The 6-foot, 200-pound running back from Castle Rock, Colorado, set many records, and received numerous awards, while at Stanford.
Last season, he finished second for the most coveted individual honor in college football, the Heisman Trophy.
He is the only player in school history, to gain 2,000 or more all-purpose yards in consecutvie seasons.
He has 33 career touchdowns, which is ninth-most at Stanford.
This season, he ran for 284 yards in The Big Game against Cal, including a 90-yard touchdown.
It was the most yards in a single game by a Stanford player in school history.
McCaffrey is projected to go between the middle of the first round, and the beginning of the second round in the NFL draft.
His father is former pro receiver, Ed McCaffrey, who won 3 Super Bowls in his career, and played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1994.
Christian McCaffrey will play his final game with Stanford, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, on December 30, in El Paso, Texas, against the North Carolina Tar Heels.