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Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey sets running back reception record

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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 21, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 21, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI | License Photo

Carolina Panthers tailback Christian McCaffrey set an NFL record on Sunday for most catches in a season by a running back.

The second-year Carolina running back hauled in 12 receptions in Sunday's loss to Atlanta, giving him 106 on the year. Matt Forte had 102 catches in 2014 for the Chicago Bears. McCaffrey topped that in the third quarter with his ninth catch of the game.

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McCaffrey also became the third running back to surpass 100 catches and 1,000 yards rushing in the same season. LaDainian Tomlinson and Forte were the other two.

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