McCaffrey to sit out Sun Bowl

Stanford star Christian McCaffrey announced Monday that he'll sit out the Sun Bowl to start preparing for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Christian McCaffrey will not play in the Sun Bowl when Stanford takes on North Carolina on December 30.

When he announced two weeks ago that he would forego his senior season at Stanford to enter the draft, McCaffrey said he was making the announcement so that questions about his status wouldn't be a distraction to the team.

For all the romanticism of "amateur" sports, I have yet to hear an argument against paying players that addresses where all the money should go.

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McCaffrey is now the latest star running back-a position that traditionally takes more physical punishment than any other-to make this decision.

Christian McCaffrey's no dummy. and has made a decision to sit out the Sun Bowl to focus on his National Football League career. Social media has been predictably abuzz over Elliott's mini-tweetstorm, with current Stanford WR Trent Irwin stepping to the defense of McCaffrey, writing, "The whole team supports [McCaffrey] in everything and anything". Despite a midseason injury, he again leads the nation with 2,327 all-purpose yards and has posted 1,603 rushing yards. But while Fournette managed to play only seven games for the Tigers in 2016, McCaffrey finished the regular season healthy.

Elliott has a unique perspective on the debate considering the circumstances of his final college game, Ohio State's Fiesta Bowl matchup against Notre Dame last season. "He's done all you can do at the college football level". Possible first-round pick QB Mitch Trubisky is still playing for North Carolina.

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