Ed McCaffrey watches son score touchdown for Stanford

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Stanford true freshman Christian McCaffrey broke out in his debut on Saturday, scoring a long touchdown to help the Cardinal blow out UC Davis, 45-0, in front of its home crowd.

McCaffrey comes from a strong football family, as his father, Ed, was an NFL receiver for 13 years following his All-American career at Stanford. Ashley Adamson of Pac-12 Networks found the elder McCaffrey on the sideline as he watched his son put together a memorable first college game.

With about six minutes left in the first half, McCaffrey snuck out of the backfield before hauling in a quick slant from Kevin Hogan and sprinting untouched to the end zone for a 52-yard score. McCaffrey also showed off his speed in the second half when he nearly returned a punt for a touchdown.

Considering Barry Sanders Jr., is also on the Stanford squad, you'd be hard-pressed to find a team with better second-generation football players.

[Related: Stanford football cruises in shutout of UC Davis]

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