Ed McCaffrey History

Giants, 49ers, and Broncos!

Ed McCaffrey retired from the National Football League in 2004 after playing 13 seasons with the New York Giants (1991-93), San Francisco 49ers (1994) and Denver Broncos (1995-2003). A three-time Super Bowl champion, McCaffrey established himself as one of the game’s most popular players and excelled as one of the NFL’s toughest and most dependable wide receivers.

Check out this video “Catching up with Ed McCaffrey” on the Denver Broncos YouTube Channel


Three-time Super Bowl Champ!

McCaffrey won Super Bowls with the 49ers (1994) and Broncos (1997, ’98), and was voted to play for the American Football Conference in the Pro Bowl following the 1998 season. He finished his career with 565 receptions for 7,422 yards and 55 touchdowns, and ranks fourth on the Broncos’ all-time receiving list for both catches (462) and yards (6,200), and third in touchdowns (46). His best season came in 2000 when he caught a then-Broncos-record 101 passes (3rd in the NFL) for 1,317 yards and nine touchdowns.

At the time of his retirement McCaffrey was one of just 31 players in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams, and one of only 13 to win one with both an AFC and NFC team. He entered the NFL in 1991 as a third-round draft choice of the New York Giants (No. 83 overall) out of Stanford.

Life After the NFL

As respected as he was on the field, McCaffrey has made an equally significant impact off the field—first during his playing career with the establishment of The McCaffrey Family Foundation and through the number of television, radio and print impressions he makes for businesses and organizations. He will host the Ninth Annual Ed McCaffrey Football Camp in Colorado in June 2010, and has added a unique new camp to the lineup for children and young adults with Down syndrome. The Ed McCaffrey “Dare to Play” Football Camp and the “Dare to Cheer” Cheerleading are produced in partnership with the Sie Foundation and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

In the Media

Ed also hosts a weekly radio show during the NFL season, Tuesdays with Eddie Mac, presented by Red Robin, on AM 87.7 the Ticket in Denver and is a panelist on the weekly television show “Altitude Sports Summit: Pro Football Edition,” on Altitude Sports & Entertainment. He continues to produce a line of very popular and delicious condiments bearing his name, including gourmet mustard and horseradish.


McCaffrey and his wife Lisa are parents of four boys, and are very active in the community through their foundation, which strives to improve the lives of children, particularly in Colorado. The goal of the foundation is to assist children whose medical situation has created a hardship, whether financial or academic, and provide opportunities for children who show great promise through exception academics and hard work.


  1. Hi Georgia,

    It is wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. God bless.

    Kind regards,
    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — January 15, 2016 @ 1:08 pm

  2. Worked with your aunt Jan sciiuto.. She wa so proud of you and your brother and sister. You had the entire Denver team sign a football for the son of one of our coworkers who was suffering from cancer. You became his hero.. What a joy to see your son Christian doing so well.. We all loved Jan and still think of her. She would be so incredibly proud of your family!

    Comment by Georgia ulanch — January 1, 2016 @ 3:57 pm

  3. Hi Austin,

    Thank you for your kind words. We are very glad you like the camp, and we can count you as a fan. Thanks for the continued support!

    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — June 28, 2013 @ 9:16 am

  4. I am a big fan of you. Even though I wasn’t old enough to watch you or understand football I’ve seen footage of your games. I have participated in your Ed mccafrey camp for 3 years now (2010 to 2013) and I plan to go back. By the way your camp was very fun and your son Luke and I talked he was very nice and a good athlete.

    Comment by Austin garland — June 27, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

  5. Hi Judy,

    Thank you for your kind words, and for the continued support. It is a blessing, indeed, to be part of the Bronco family.

    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — February 5, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

  6. You were so awesome and fun to watch. Your connection with the team and John Elway was magic. When your leg was bent and contorted I just lost a corner of my heart. It was evident through your actions on the field and now off the field that you are a humble person who gives more than takes. You are blessed and I feel blessed to have been a vicarious part of the Bronco “family”.

    Comment by Judy Harper — February 3, 2013 @ 10:10 am

  7. Hi John,

    Thanks for writing, and thank you for your kind words. We are really glad to help and very committed to give something back to our country and to our youngsters. Thanks for the continued support!

    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — January 25, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

  8. Good to read that you are doing well in retirement, Eddie !!!

    I will never forget the magic you helped create for the student body back at Allentown CCHS during high school…and the pride you inspired in the entire Lehigh Valley during your NFL career.

    You were a 100% class act then and it is plain to see that you remain an excellent role model now.

    Well done…and keep up the good work !!

    Comment by John Lavendoski — January 23, 2013 @ 9:31 am

  9. Hi Ben,

    Thanks for writing! It is always great to hear from fans. Thanks for the continued support!

    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — January 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  10. Hi Tom,

    I am glad you enjoyed it. God bless.

    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — January 2, 2013 @ 7:54 am

  11. Hi Ben,

    Thanks for writing! It is always great to hear from fans. Thanks for the continued support!

    -The EdMcCaffrey.com Customer Service Team

    Comment by admin — January 2, 2013 @ 7:48 am

  12. Mr.edward your the best

    Comment by Ben Mendoza — December 25, 2012 @ 11:12 am

  13. Mr.ed I’m a big fan of yours ur the best former Denver broncos wide reciever

    Comment by Ben Mendoza — December 25, 2012 @ 11:11 am

  14. Hi Ed,
    Thanks for the memories, my favorite was when you out muscled the defender and back pedaled into the end zone. I can’t remember the other team but it was a great play in a big game. I’m going to buy some mustard now too. !

    Comment by Tom Dougherty — November 29, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

  15. Hi George,

    Thank you for the nice comment! Appreciate the support!

    Comment by admin — April 6, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

  16. Hi Luke,

    It’s always great to hear from dedicated fans. Thanks for the support!

    Comment by admin — April 6, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

  17. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the nice comment and support!

    Comment by admin — April 6, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

  18. Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your kind words. I always love hearing from fans! Make sure to check the News/Blog and Speaking Engagements pages for upcoming events.

    Comment by admin — April 6, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

  19. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for the comment and support!!

    Comment by admin — April 6, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

  20. You were my favorite Bronco and still are. I loved watching you play. You could catch anything and had a great attitude. I love that you are working for the good of children. I miss your mustard however. Thanks for being a great addition to the Broncos. You are missed and admired. I am so glad to see that Erik Decker took your number because of you.

    Hope all is well with you.


    Comment by Amy — January 13, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

  21. Hello Eddie Mac,
    My name is Maria and I’m from Colorado. I married a soldier and have moved alot but I’ve made it back to Colorado once again. I have watched the Denver Broncos play since 1980. I remember my dad teaching me all about football. I will admit in the begining I was and am still a great fan of Danny White. I loved football and lived for football since then. To see your hard work as a Denver Bronco come to fruition was one of the greatest days of my life. And then to see it back to back, wow My dad and I were screaming and yelling and crying. We were just so full of emotion. We could only imagine how all of the team felt. Watching the parades on tv were amazing. I want you to know that I admire you so much. Your a great human being and such a great example of what a sports figure can be. Your dedication to all the organizations and children charities you belong to is inspiring to me. You have shown by example what it truly means to be a role model. Your examples have taught me to be a better mother, person, friend, sister and daughter. I want to thank you for all you’ve done for Colorado and what your still doing. Thank you Ed, someday I hope to meet you. That day will be a day I’ll cherish forever and never forget.

    Comment by Maria Ortega — November 6, 2011 @ 3:24 pm


    Comment by J MCCLINTOCK — October 24, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

  23. I started watching football with my father back in the mid to early 90’s when I was a child. I lived in Seattle, but always was searching the t.v. for what you did in games as a kid. The catches you would make amazed me and I have never forgotten your name. Those memories will always stick with me and I thank you for playing the game hard and giving me those memories I will truly never forget. I just randomly searched your name and it brought me here. Glad to see you’re still making a difference in the game with camps and hope you continue to do so for years to come.

    Comment by Chris — September 12, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

  24. I merely echo the sentiment of so many other Broncos fans. It was a true joy to watch you play with us for so many years. You had the grit and strength of a fearless warrior. It broke my heart to see you break your leg in 01 (on national TV no less) but it was amazing to see how you followed that up with a great 02 season.
    My 3 favorite memories of your career: (1) the game winning TD against MN in 96. I was watching the game with a house full of Vikings fans, (2) that block in SB XXXII to spring Griffith (the finger point was indelible) and (3) the TD in Pittsburgh to seal the deal to go to SB XXXII.
    Wishing you and your family nothing but the very best always!

    Comment by Luke Enno — August 10, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  25. Ed, I remember reading about how you never ate junk food since you were in 8th grade, and that inspired me to not eat junk food either, and I made it to D1 ball, so thanks for the inspiration…….and on my last note, I remember watching you on MNF and making that catch, and not dropping it= two words BEAST MODE!

    Whenever you make to L.A. my friend lets kick it

    Comment by George Leschinsky — June 17, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

  26. Linda,

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. Indeed, my suffering was put in its proper perspective by the next morning. Those events will always be linked in my mind. Thanks for your kindness and concern.

    Comment by Ed — April 9, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

  27. I remember you sustaining a serious leg fracture on Monday Night Football against the Giants September 10, 2001. You made a impossible catch and didn’t fumble. It was spectacular. I remember being so concerned about you and excited about your the catch even thinking about it going to work the next day and talking about it at work and then suddenly, seemingly the world, our world, all changed September 11 and suddenly life was seen through a different angle. Perspectives put in line.

    #87, you remain one of my favorite Broncos and players of all time. Glad you’re doing so well.

    Comment by Linda Peterson — March 18, 2011 @ 1:07 am

  28. Just want to wish you and your family well. You were a class act on the football field, and you have continued to be a class act. Thanks for all of the great memories you have given us as such an outstanding football player and human being. God Bless you and your family.

    Comment by David Skiba — February 5, 2011 @ 7:38 am

  29. Thank you, Ron. We love it here and feel blessed to have played for great fans like you!

    Comment by Ed — January 27, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

  30. Mr McCaffrey
    Thank you for all of the years you played as a Bronco. I’ve been watching the broncos play year in and year out no matter what the outcome scince 1975 and I love the Broncos. Whatching some of the hits you took was really hard because I didn’t want you to hurt yourself for our entertainment. It took me over an hour to stop crying for joy when the Denver Broncos beat the Green bay Packers and finally see some justice for john because it was more than just him that it took to win a superbowl. It took the talents and the guts of players like you and Rod Smith,Shannon Sharp,Terell Davis and John Elway to win them back to back. Those have been the best two years of broncos football in its history and I am glad you decided to stay living in Colorado

    Comment by Ron Devendorf — January 27, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

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