3-time Super Bowl champ Ed McCaffrey hired to coach University of Northern Colorado Football

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GREELEY, Colo. (KKTV) - Former Denver Bronco and 3-time Super Bowl champ Ed McCaffrey posted the following to Instagram on Thursday:

Three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey throws a ball during a promotion for the Sydney Cup in Sydney, Australia,Thursday, May 18, 2017. Stanford University, and Rice will play the opening game of the college football season in Sydney on Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

"Thank you Valor Christian High School for all the wonderful memories you helped create for me and my family. Especially the last two years where I was blessed to coach some of the smartest and hardest working young men in the country. I'm so proud of our players and the amazing coaching staff who joined me for the past two years. I am very excited to bring the same passion to this new opportunity with the UNC Bears."

The former Broncos star wide receiver was named the head football coach for Valor Christian High School back in 2018. It was his first time as a head coach, the Eagles compete in Class 5A in Colorado. In 2019, the Eagles ended the season with a 10-2 record. Cherry Creek claimed the 5A title.

McCaffrey spent 13 years in the NFL after playing at Stanford University. He played with the Giants from 1991-1994, the 49ers in 1994 and in Denver from 1994-2003. Two of his three Super Bowls were won with the Broncos.

The UNC Bears finished the 2019 season with a 2-10 record. McCaffrey replaces Earnest Collins Jr.

McCaffrrey will officially be introduced as the coach on Friday.

This has nothing to do with the football announcement, but worth mentioning. Remember Ed McCaffrey Rocky Mountain Mustard?