Christian McCaffrey Brother: Max McCaffrey’s Career & Net Worth

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Max McCaffrey is an American football coach and former wide receiver who played in the National Football League for three seasons. He is the brother of the running back for the San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey and the son of Ed McCaffrey, coach and former wide receiver in the NFL.

His youngest brother Luke McCaffrey is currently a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Rice University.

Max played college football for the Duke Blue Devils football team at Duke University.

He was then signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Max McCaffrey
Max McCaffrey For Green Bay Packers (Source: Pro Football Rumors)

McCaffrey is currently the offensive coordinator for the Northern Colorado Bears football team at the University of Northern Colorado.

On January 14, 2020, Max joined his father on the University of Northern Colorado coaching staff as wide receivers coach.

Please read the whole article for more intriguing information about the football player family and Max McCaffrey.

Before going further, please check out the facts table beneath.

Christian McCaffrey Brother | Quick Facts

Birth Name Maxwell James McCaffrey
Known As Max McCaffrey
Date of Birth May 17, 1994
Birthplace Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Religion Christian
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Edward Thomas McCaffrey Jr. (Ed McCaffrey)
Mother’s Name  Lisa McCaffrey
Gender Male
Age 29 Years Old
Profession Former Football Player, Current Wide Receiver Coach
Famous As  NFL Player, Christian McCaffrey’s Brother
Nationality American
Education Valor Christian High School, Duke University
Height 6 ft. 2 in/1.88 m/188 cm
Weight 205 lbs./93 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Body Type Athletic
Favorite Sports Football & Baseball
Marital Status Unmarried
Siblings Christian McCaffrey, Luke McCaffrey, Dylan McCaffrey
Zodiac Sign  Taurus
College Career Valor Christian High School, Duke Blue Devils Football
Professional Career Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, DC Defenders
Position Wide Receiver
Career NFL Stats Receptions: 1

Receiving Yards: 4

Receiving Touchdowns: 0

Net Worth $1 and $5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Christian McCaffrey Signed Jersey, Christian McCaffrey Signed Rookie Card
Last Update March 2024

Christian McCaffrey Brother | Early Life & Education

The offensive coordinator for the Bears, Max McCaffrey, was born on May 17, 1994, in Castle Rock, Colorado, United States.

Max is the son of coach and former wide receiver in the NFL Ed McCaffrey and Lisa McCaffrey.

Similarly, his younger brother Christian McCaffrey is a football running back for the San Francisco 49ers.

Max’s other brother Dylan plays as quarterback for the University of Northern Colorado, and the youngest, Luke, is currently a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Rice University.

Aside from his father and brothers, Max’s uncle Billy played basketball at Duke University for two seasons.

Max went to Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. After completing high school, he attended Duke University and played college football for the Duke Blue Devils football team.

Christian McCaffrey Brother | Age, Height, Weight & More

Max McCaffrey is 29 years old as of 2024. The May 17th-born Max is Taurus, known for being naturally hard-headed, down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, loyal, and sensual. 

Also, he is 1.88 meters tall and weighs around 205 lbs.

Given the fact that he is a former football player and currently serves as the offensive coordinator for the Northern Colorado Bears football team, he tends to stay in peak physical condition, you know, for the hell of it.

For this reason, Max workouts daily and follow a strict diet plan.

Christian McCaffrey Brother | Career

Max showed his love for football at an early age. Also, his father played professional football which further ensured his career choice.

Being surrounded by the athletes in the family, Max developed a keen enthusiasm for sports.

After playing high school football at Valor Christian, he went to attend Duke University.

He started 38 of 53 games played at Duke. Recording impressive stats, Max received two Academic All-ACC honors.

Similarly, in 2015, Max started 13 games, recording 52 receptions for 643 yards and five touchdowns.

Max McCaffrey
Max McCaffrey (Source: Acme Packing Company)

After college, Oakland Raiders signed Max as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2016.

However, after four months, on August 29, 2016, the Raiders released Max.

He was signed by the Green Bay Packers practice squad on December 20, 2016.

The Packers promoted Max to an active roster on January 21, 2017.

The same year in September, he was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.

He later took a job as the wide receivers coach for the Northern Colorado Bears in January 2020.

A Short Bio ON Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey is a football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.

McCaffrey played for the Stanford Cardinal football team in college before being drafted by the Carolina Panthers eighth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

He was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and was named AP College Football Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2015.

Christian initially attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora for his first year and then Valor Christian High School for the rest of his high school career.

Christian McCaffrey
Christian McCaffrey For Carolina Panthers (Source: New York Post)

He broke numerous records in high school and was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Colorado in 2012 and 2013.

He also excelled in a bunch of other sports, including basketball and track & field.

Coming out of high school, he was a four-star recruit as rated by

Similarly, he was ranked the third-best all-purpose back in his class and the 77th-best player overall.

He was offered scholarships from numerous universities but chose and committed to Stanford University to play college football.

A Short Bio on Ed McCaffrey

Max McCaffrey’s father, Ed McCaffrey, is a former football wide receiver and a coach who played in the NFL for thirteen seasons.

Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and played high school football at Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, McCaffrey played college football for Stanford University.

He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of THE 1991 NFL Draft.

Besides Giants, Ed played for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.

Ed McCaffrey For Broncos
Ed McCaffrey For Broncos (Source: Pinterest)

Ed currently serves as the head coach of the Northern Colorado Bears football team.

For his exceptional college football at Stanford, Ed was inducted into Stanford’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.

Likewise, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Stanford.

He played in the NFL for thirteen seasons and hung his boots on February 29, 2004.

Throughout his career, he recorded 565 receptions for 7,422 yards, along with 55 touchdowns.

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Christian McCaffrey Brother | Net Worth

The former wide receiver Max McCaffrey’s net worth ranges anywhere from $1 million and $5 million though no source has guaranteed it.

His fortune can be attributed to his brief NFL career as well as his current coaching career.

On April 30, 2016, Max signed three years $1.62 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.

This contract paid him a $540,000 average annual salary.

The following year, Max was signed to the active roster by the San Francisco 49ers.

The $1.02 million contract paid Max $510,000 on average annual salary.

Furthermore, Max signed a two-year, $1.23 million contract with the 49ers, including an average annual salary of $615,000 in 2018.

All in all, throughout his three seasons with NFL Max, he made $407,977.

His brother Christian on the other hand, has a net worth of a staggering $10 million as of March 2024.

In April 2020, Christian signed a four-year $64 million contract extension with the Carolina Panthers, including a $21.5 million signing bonus, $38.16 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,015,875.

Furthermore, Max’s father, Ed McCaffrey, has a net worth of a whopping $6 million as of 2022.

Christian McCaffrey Brother | Relationship & Girlfriend

Max McCaffrey is in a loving relationship with a girl named Kathleen Messier.

While it is unclear whether the two are married or not, their social media posts clearly indicate their love is unconditional.

Kathleen Messier works as the Director of Operations. She joined the Northern Colorado Football staff in July 2021.

Her job description there is to oversee the team’s day-to-day operations along with coordinating travel arrangements and keeping tabs on the budget.

Max And Kathleen
Max And Kathleen (Source: Instagram)

Like her better half, she is a Duke University graduate, which indicates the two met while AT Duke.

Messier obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Duke in 2015.

Before joining Northern Colorado Football staff, she worked with businesses such as Citi Group, New York Rangers, and Pepsi Co.

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Christian McCaffrey Brother | Social Media Presence

The Northern Colorado offensive coordinator Max McCaffrey is quite active on social media platforms.

He has over 30.4k followers on Instagram and over 11.1k followers on Twitter. His girlfriend, Kathleen Messier, is active on Instagram under the name kjmess11.


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Similarly, his brother Christian has more than 1.5 million Instagram followers, where he shares personal and professional life updates.

Unknown Facts

  • Christian McCaffrey plays harmonica and piano.
  • Aside from football and music, Christian has a producer credit to his name. He minored in film in college and produced the film “Unicorn Town.”
  • Christian shares the record of 2000+ receiving yards with Herschel Walker. He is the second running back in NFL history to have 2000+ receiving yards in his first 42 games.

Frequently Asked Questions (FQS)

Where is Max McCaffrey?

After abruptly leaving DC Defenders, Max joined his father on the University of Northern Colorado coaching staff.

He was promoted to offensive coordinator in the summer of 2021.

Was Max suspended?

Yes. McCaffrey was suspended by the NFL for ten weeks on October 25, 2019. He was reinstated from suspension on December 30, 2019.

Is Christian McCaffrey fast?

Christian hit the highest top speed of his career, reaching 21.95 miles per hour in an 84-yard touchdown run.

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