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San Francisco 49ers: The Rookies - Colin Kaepernick
6'4.5", 235, 4.5 40, 32.5-inch vertical leap
Colin was a star athlete in his home town of Turlock, Calif. He excelled in all sports, but his love was football from early on.
Recruited heavily for baseball, Colin passed opportunities to pitch in the majors to pursue his dreams of playing QB in the NFL.
You got to love that.
So, Colin chose the only full ride he was offered, Nevada.
Colin immediately gave the Nevada football program a huge lift and was a four-year starter at Nevada. He used his time well and accumulated some godly numbers.
Colin is the only player to ever rush for 4,000 yards and throw for 10,000 in NCAA history.
He is also the only QB to have passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards for three consecutive seasons.
Kaepernick followed only Tim Tebow as the second QB in history to throw for 20 touchdowns and run for 20 in the same season.
CK also tied the record set by Eric Crouch for the most rushing TD's in NCAA history by a quarterback with 59.
He graduated with a degree in Business before being drafted by the Niners in the top of Round 2.
CK is for sure unproven in the NFL, and I do not want to get too excited about him yet. That being said, I will admit it’s hard not to. He has all the tangibles, all the skills.
I see no reason CK can’t be the QBOTF in San Francisco, but I guess we all have to just hold on and watch what the guy can do come September.