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.