Former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Dylan McCaffrey entered the transfer portal earlier this month, and on Sunday he announced his destination: the school where his dad and three-time Super Bowl champion is the head coach.
McCaffrey announced on Twitter that he’ll transfer to Northern Colorado, where his father, Ed McCaffrey, serves as the head football coach.
Extremely honored to announce I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at The University of Northern Colorado. Go Bears!! pic.twitter.com/WqHEMrb1U7
— Dylan McCaffrey (@dcaf20) January 31, 2021
After being a four-star recruit out of Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO) in the 2017 class, McCaffrey had a hard time finding playing time at Michigan (though a broken collarbone in Nov. 2018 and concussion in Sept. 2019 also factored in there).
The 6’5″, 220-pounder redshirted in his first year at Michigan, and then attempted only 35 passes (completing 18 of them) with three touchdowns and no interceptions over 2018-19. He was used as a weapon in the Michigan rushing attack, with 23 carries for 166 yards (7.2 AVG) and two touchdowns.
McCaffrey has two years of eligibility remaining, and it’s easy to see him quickly flourishing against much weaker competition on the Northern Colorado schedule than what he dealt with in the Big Ten. And playing for his dad will probably be more comforting than playing for Jim Harbaugh.
Dylan isn’t the only Big Ten McCaffrey on the move either. His younger brother, Luke, entered the transfer portal recently as well after playing quarterback at Nebraska. And then there’s of course the brother starring at the NFL level, in Carolina Panthers running back Christian.
It’s a loaded McCaffrey football family, and it only seemed like a matter of time until one of Ed’s sons was playing for him after he landed a head coaching job in 2020.