Duke Football BIO
87 Max McCaffrey
2015: Returning starting wide receiver ... in 40 career games (25 starts), has 65 receptions for 698 yards (10.74) and seven TDs while returning three punts for seven yards (2.33) ... has 2+ receptions in 17 career games including a personal-high seven catches against Kansas in 2014 ... has 25+ receiving yards in 13 career games including a personal-high 79 yards against Kansas in 2014 ... one of four active WRs in the ACC to have registered 25+ receptions, 250+ receiving yards and 3+ TD receptions in each of the past two seasons, joining Tyler Boyd of Pittsburgh, Quinshad Davis of North Carolina and Ryan Switzer of North Carolina ... among active players in the ACC, ranks 10th in pass receptions and 12th in receiving yards ... enters 2015 having caught 1+ pass in 24 of the past 27 games ... sits 35 receptions shy of becoming the 18th player in Duke history to reach the 100-catch plateau ... begins the 2015 season 302 yards away from becoming the 35th player in Duke history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards ... pairs with Johnell Barnes to provide Duke with an experienced WR tandem with combined career totals of 103 pass receptions for 1,152 yards (11.19) and eight TDs ... has played 1,809 career snaps.
2014: Started all 13 games ... had 37 receptions for 385 yards (10.41) and three TDs ... ranked third on the team in catches, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions ... logged season-highs for receptions (7), receiving yards (79) and TDs (2) in the win over Kansas ... scoring catches versus the Jayhawks covered 36 and 10 yards, respectively ... caught 1+ pass in 12 of 13 games ... had 3+ receptions in seven contests ... other TD reception came in the win at Georgia Tech ... had five catches against both Elon and North Carolina ... topped the 30-yard plateau in six weeks ... on the field for 902 snaps.
2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 14 games with 12 starting assignments ... caught 26 passes for 282 yards (10.85) and four TDs ... returned three punts for seven yards (2.33) ... ranked fourth on the team in both catches and receiving yardage ... had 1+ pass reception in 11 games including a season-high four against both Troy and Virginia ... had a career-best 54 receiving yards and one TD in the win over the Trojans ... other TDs came versus Pittsburgh, Navy and Wake Forest ... enjoyed four-game stretch in weeks 4-7 with 11 receptions for 151 yards and three TDs ... earned the program’s co-Most Improved Offensive Player along with Cody Robinson following 2013 spring practice ... on the field for 711 total snaps.
2012: Played in all 13 games ... caught two passes for 31 yards (15.50) ... both receptions came at Florida State and produced first downs ... on the field for 196 total snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered three seasons at Valor Christian under coach Brent Viselmeyer ... helped Valor Christian to 39-3 record including undefeated, 14-0 campaigns in both 2009 and 2011 ... member of three consecutive state championship squads ... listed as the No. 68 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com ... in senior season, caught a team-high 40 passes for 833 yards and eight TDs as Valor Christian averaged 48.7 points per game ... led the 2011 Valor Christian defense in INTs (3), INT returns for TDs (3), PBUs (8) and blocked punts (3) as the Eagles allowed just 6.9 points per game and posted five shutouts ... returned an INT 25 yards for a TD in Valor Christian’s 66-10 win over Pine Creek in the state title game on December 3, 2011 ... first team all-state (4A) and All-Colorado (all classifications) selection by the Denver Post following senior season ... as a junior, caught 11 passes for 197 yards and three TDs while registering four INTs with one return for a TD en route to receiving All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post ... participated in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl on January 3, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: Son of Ed and Lisa McCaffrey ... brother, Christian, is a member of the football program at Stanford ... father lettered four seasons (1986-87-89-90) as a wide receiver at Stanford, where he caught 146 passes for 2,333 yards and earned both first team All-America and Academic All-America honors in 1990; played 13 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants (1991-93), San Francisco 49ers (1994) and Denver Broncos (1995-03), catching 565 passes for 7,422 yards and 55 TDs; played on three Super Bowl championship teams (XXIX with San Francisco; XXXII & XXXIII with Denver) and participated in one Pro Bowl (1998) ... mother lettered three seasons (1987-88-89) in soccer at Stanford ... grandfather, Dave Sime, lettered in baseball (1957) and track and field (1956-57-58) at Duke before graduating in 1959; on the diamond as an outfielder, helped Duke to a 19-8 record and earned first team All-ACC honors after leading the team in batting average (.376), home runs (4) and stolen bases (9); on the track, captured 12 total ACC championships (4 indoor & 8 outdoor), twice earned MVP honors at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships (1956-58), garnered All-America accolades in 1956, set seven world records (1 indoor & 6 outdoor), and was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary teams for both indoor and outdoor track and field; played one season of football (1958) as a wide receiver; won the silver medal in the 100-meter competition at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy; graduated from Duke Medical School in 1962 ... grandmother, Betty Conroy, graduated from Duke in 1959 ... uncle, Scott Sime, lettered four seasons (1981-82-83-84) as a fullback at Duke before graduating in 1986; in 24 career games, rushed 32 times for 125 yards while catching 14 passes for 78 yards ... uncle, Billy McCaffrey, lettered two seasons (1990-91) in basketball at Duke, helping the Blue Devils to a 61-16 record and the 1991 NCAA title while averaging 9.1 points per game; after transferring to Vanderbilt, lettered two seasons (1993-94), helping the Commodores to a 48-18 record including the 1993 SEC East Division crown while averaging 20.6 points per game; twice earned first team All-SEC accolades and garnered first team All-America and SEC Player of the Year honors in 1993 ... aunt, Monica McCaffrey, lettered four seasons in basketball at Georgetown (1988-89-90-91) ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football program member Michael Mann ... born May 17, 1994 ... majoring in psychology while pursuing a certificates in both art of the moving image and markets and management.