Not long after the Carolina Panthers selected Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey with the eighth pick in the Thursday’s NFL draft, the newest team member posted a photo of himself wearing his new NFL cap on Instagram.
McCaffrey – or @run_cmc on Instagram, posted a photo of himself with a white Carolina Panthers cap taken in his suburban Denver home with the message “Dreamed of putting on a @neweracap since I was 7. Blessed to be a Carolina Panther! #BBTB.”
#BBTB apparently means “Blessed by The Best.”
By 11 p.m., the post had been liked more than 45,000 times and was loaded with comments from Panthers fans.
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McCaffrey posted a message on his Twitter page on Thursday around 2 p.m., about six hours before the draft began.
“Been dreaming of this since I can remember. Thanks to everyone who's been there for me. #OneLove”
This post had more than 15,000 likes and had been re-tweeted about 3,300 times around 11 p.m. Thursday.
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