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Christian McCaffrey: A day of talking video games, playing Captain America

Christian McCaffrey admits his quick thumbs give him an advantage when playing "Call of Duty." Lance King/Getty Images for Activision

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey not only has quick feet, he has quick thumbs.

That doesn’t help him on the football field so much, but it gives him something in common with quarterback Cam Newton when it comes to playing video games.

Newton said during his run for the 2015 cover for Madden NFL that he had a “lethal pair of thumbs."

McCaffrey admits his thumbs give him an advantage when playing the “Call of Duty" video game that he has been playing since he was a kid.

“Yeah, I’ve got quick thumbs," McCaffrey said.

The eighth pick of the draft spent Tuesday afternoon promoting “Call of Duty, World War II," which is being released Wednesday. He spent the morning dressed as Captain America with a group of teammates that visited the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte for Halloween.

He showed off his quick thumbs -- or at least hands -- there, as well.