Christian McCaffrey has become a household name due to his ability to make defenses look silly.
The 49ers star's propensity for embarrassing defenders started well before he burst onto the national scene as a collegiate superstar at Stanford.
In a viral clip circulating on social media, you can see a young McCaffrey shaking a mascot out of his shoes before ripping off a big run for a touchdown.
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Perhaps his touchdown celebration was inspired by another 49ers superstar when wide receiver Terrell Owens famously pulled a sharpie out of his sock and signed the football following a touchdown in front of a national audience on "Monday Night Football" in 2002.
While McCaffrey's mascot juking days are over, his time ripping off explosive runs is as alive as ever.
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Through three weeks of the 2023 NFL season, McCaffrey leads the league with 353 rushing yards, averaging an eye-popping 5.9 yards per carry.