OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey has been named winner of the Jet Award as the nation’s top return specialist.
The Jet Award was established in 2011 and named for Nebraska 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers. McCaffrey is the second Stanford player to win the award. Ty Montgomery won in 2013.
McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders’ NCAA all-purpose yards record with 3,864 last season. He averaged 29 yards on kickoff returns and almost 9 on punt returns. He returned one kick and one punt for touchdowns.
A selection committee made up of Rodgers and football writers and broadcasters from around the country select the Jet Award winner. McCaffrey was named the winner Thursday and will be honored at a banquet in Omaha in April.