Christian McCaffrey Discusses His Love For ‘Call Of Duty’ And Being A Rookie In The NFL

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It’s been a whirlwind season for Carolina Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey. The Stanford product is on pace for 98 receptions on the season, which would place him in a tie for second in franchise history for receptions in a single season.

Off the field, McCaffrey has a passion for gaming, specifically Call Of Duty. Like many fans of the series, McCaffrey caught on early with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and hasn’t stopped going since. Also like most gamers, McCaffrey finds ways to get his gaming in whenever he gets the opportunity.

McCaffrey was recently a part of the beta test for the new Call of Duty: WWII. After the test, he became one of the main spokesmen for the game. He recently sat down with Uproxx and discuss what life is like as a rookie and how competitive multiplayer games get among NFL players.

How’d you get into Call of Duty?

I’d been playing since I was a kid with my three brothers. Growing up in Colorado, whenever it gets too cold or it’s a summer day, me and my three brothers when we’d have nothing to do in the mornings, we’d get up and play Call of Duty. That’s kinda what we did, so I’d been playing Call of Duty forever and fell in love with the game.

So what was the first game that got you hooked to the series?

I think Modern Warfare was the oldest one that I played that really got me hooked.

What was the highest level of prestige did you reach in a Call Of Duty game?

Oh man, I think I got to seven in Modern Warfare 2.


We played a lot, man.

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So since you’re a huge Call of Duty fan, can you tell me the best dorm story involving the game?