Colin Kaepernick, who was born on November 3, 1987, is currently the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. He already has had some success in the regular season and in the playoffs. He is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league, as he is both a fast runner and has a strong passing arm.
Here are 10 fun facts about the versatile quarterback:
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Kaepernick played college football for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. During his time playing football at the school, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
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He had a great game when he played in the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. In fact, he was the Most Valuable Player for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Unfortunately, the team lost to the Maryland Terrapins; the score was 42-35.
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After his college football career came to an end, Kaepernick was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the 36th overall player drafted.
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He became a starter for the team in the middle of the 2012 NFL season. This was because the previous starter, Alex Smith, suffered an injury that caused him to miss some games.
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In his first playoff game, Kaepernick had one of the best games of his career. He was able to rush for 181 yards during the game, which was an all-time record for any professional quarterback.
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Another interesting fact is that he was able to lead his team to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for him and the 49ers, the team to lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The score of the game was 28-24.
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A random fact about the professional quarterback is that he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He was selected in the 43rd round. It should be noted, however, that he chose to continue playing football instead of pursuing a career in baseball.
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Kaepernick started the 2013 NFL season off on a high note. He managed to throw for 412 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first time that a 49ers quarterback threw for more than 400 yards since Tim Rattay on October 10, 2004.
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The talented football player signed a massive contract on June 4, 2014. This contract will pay him $126 million over the next six years.
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The last interesting fact is that he is a devout Christian. He has openly talked about his faith. In his words, “My faith is the basis from where my game comes from. I’ve been very blessed to have the talent to play the game that I do and be successful at it.”
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