Luke McCaffrey, Christian's Brother, Will Transfer to Louisville from Nebraska

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IFebruary 22, 2021

Nebraska quarterback Luke McCaffrey (7) throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Former Nebraska quarterback Luke McCaffrey, the brother of Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, will continue his collegiate career at Louisville, he announced Monday.

The youngest of the three McCaffrey brothers, Luke McCaffrey entered the transfer portal in January after appearing in seven of the Cornhuskers' eight games (making two starts) in 2020.

A redshirt freshman, he threw for 466 yards and a touchdown with six interceptions and rushed for 364 yards and three scores on 65 carries. 

He ended the regular season ranked 16th among all FBS quarterbacks in rushing yards per game with 52. 

The 6'2", 200-pound McCaffrey was ranked as a 4-star recruit in the class of 2019, and his departure could be a major blow to the future of the program. The Colorado native is one of six Nebraska players who are not seniors but transferred out.

He's also not the only member of his family who is on the move this offseason.

The middle McCaffrey brother, Dylan, transferred from Michigan to Northern Colorado, where he will play under their father Ed McCaffrey, who was named head coach in December 2019.

Dylan McCaffrey opted out of the 2020 season and play sparingly before that. The 6'5", 220-pound quarterback redshirted his freshman year and suffered a concussion in 2019. At Michigan, he collected 242 yards on 18-of-35 passing with 166 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground. 

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The youngest McCaffrey will join a Louisville program that already has a pair of quarterbacks in redshirt junior Malik Cunningham and sophomore Evan Conley. In 2020, Cunningham threw for 2,617 yards and 20 touchdowns with 12 interceptions while ranking second on the team with 609 rushing yards and seven rushing scores.