March 4, 2024

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Christian McCaffrey, 27, is about to play for the San Francisco 49ers once they go in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs throughout Tremendous Bowl LVIII on Sunday, and his dad, Ed McCaffrey, 55, a former huge receiver for the NFL, couldn’t be prouder. “It feels unbelievable. I’m simply so comfortable for him… The truth that he’s in a Tremendous Bowl is a reasonably unbelievable feeling for us, and as a father, I really like him. I assist him,” Ed advised PEOPLE about his son. “As any guardian will most likely let you know, they simply need their baby to be comfortable. They need ’em to pursue their goals and love life and be comfortable.”

Ed additionally talked about the truth that regardless of his personal soccer previous, he and his spouse, Lisa, made positive to let their youngsters select their very own paths. “Christian selected to play soccer and he did it when he was seven years outdated — and he’s by no means appeared again,” Ed stated. “He fell in love with it, I believe the primary yr he ever performed. And he’s dedicated a great portion of his life to taking part in the sport.”

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Christian together with his dad when he was youthful. (Getty Photographs)

As 49ers followers get excited to see Christian and his teammates play on this yr’s Tremendous Bowl, study extra about Ed and his background under.

Ed Began Enjoying Soccer at a Younger Age

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Ed taking part in soccer for Stanford College in 1989. (Picture by David Madison/Getty Photographs)

Initially from Pennsylvania, he attended Central Catholic Excessive College in Allentown, the place he performed soccer within the Jap Pennsylvania Convention. He additionally performed basketball for a time at Allentown Central Catholic Excessive College and even helped them win nationwide titles in 1984 and 1986.

After highschool, Ed performed faculty soccer for the Cardinal when he attended Stanford College. By the point he completed, he grew to become the varsity’s fifth all-time chief in receptions (146) and third all-time chief in receiving yards (2,333). He earned first-team All-America and All-Pac-10 Convention honors as a senior in 1990, catching 61 passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns that season, and earned a spot in Stanford’s Athletic Corridor of Fame in 1990, based on the Stanford Corridor of Fame website. He additionally was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Ed Performed for the San Francisco 49ers & is a Tremendous Bowl Champion

Ed was first chosen by the New York Giants within the 1991 NFL draft. He performed for the workforce from 1991 till 1993, and joined the San Francisco 49ers, similar to Christian, in 1994. Though he performed for the workforce for less than a yr, he received three Tremendous Bowl rings, Tremendous Bowl XXIX. He then went on to play for the Denver Broncos from 1995 till 2003, and received Tremendous Bowl XXXII and Tremendous Bowl XXXIII. He was additionally named to the Professional Bowl in 1998. After affected by accidents through the 2003 season, Ed formally retired from skilled soccer in 2004.

Ed Grew to become a Coach

After retiring, Ed grew to become a soccer coach and likewise had success. He began off as a coach for youth soccer camps in the summertime of 2000 and began his personal youth soccer camp known as SportsEddy in 2011. SportsEddy additionally included different sports activities like lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and basketball. He additionally began The Ed McCaffrey “Dare to Play” soccer camp and the “Dare to Cheer” cheerleading camp for people with Down syndrome in partnership with the International Down Syndrome Basis. He additionally based the McCaffrey Household Basis, which assists youngsters whose medical scenario has created an instructional or monetary hardship, together with his spouse, Lisa.

Ed grew to become the pinnacle soccer coach at Valor Christian Excessive College in Highlands Ranch, CO in 2018, and later grew to become the pinnacle soccer coach for the College of Northern Colorado in 2019. He was fired from the place in November 2022 reportedly attributable to disappointing outcomes with the workforce.

He Has 4 Sons

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Christian and Ed on the soccer area. (Getty Photographs)

Ed welcomed 4 sons together with his spouse, Lisa, who’s the daughter of Olympic sprinter Dave Sime, after they acquired married in 1992. They embody Max McCaffrey, who was born in 1994, Christian, who was born in 1996, Dylan McCaffrey, who was born in 1999, and Luke McCaffrey, who was born in 2001.

Though the doting mother and father inspired all 4 of the boys to their very own passions, they have been naturally drawn to soccer. Max performed as a large receiver within the NFL for 3 seasons on numerous groups. They included the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Jackson Jaguars and the San Francisco 49ers. In 2023, he joined the Miami Dolphins as an offensive assistant after teaching on the College of North Colorado, the place Ed was the pinnacle coach for 3 years.

Christian performed for the Carolina Panthers from 2007 till 2022. He then joined the San Francisco 49ers in 2022. Dylan was a collegiate quarterback at North Colorado and the College of Michigan earlier than he graduated in 2022. He’s now a part of the Rice College soccer workforce.

Ed Began a Condiment Firm

Along with his curiosity in sports activities, Ed has an curiosity in good condiments. He began his personal model of mustard and horseradish sauce and it’s bought in numerous supermarkets throughout Colorado and Nebraska.