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A three-sport star at Pitman High School in Turlock, California, Kaepernick passed up a promising baseball career as a pitcher in order to play football. Kaepernick was nominated for all state in football, basketball, and baseball his senior year. He was the MVP of the Central California Conference in football leading his school to its first ever playoff victory. In basketball he was a first team all CCC selection at forward and lead his 16th ranked team to a near upset of the number 1 ranked Oak Ridge Trojans in the opening round of playoffs. In that game Colin would score 34 points but it wouldn't be enough as Ryan Anderson would score 50 to best the Pride.[citation needed]Although Kaepernick achieved most of his accolades in high school as a baseball pitcher and received several scholarship offers in that sport,[1] he desperately wanted to play football in college. Although he was 6'6" (1.98 m) as a senior, he only weighed 170 pounds (77 kg); his coaches generally kept him from running the ball to limit his risk of injury.[2] Also, despite his strong arm, he had poor throwing mechanics.[1] During his junior year, Pitman's head coach at the time, Larry Nigro, made a highlight tape which Colin's brother Kyle copied to DVD and then sent to about 100 Division I-A (now FBS) programs, receiving no interest.[1] Even as a senior, he received little attention from FBS schools, with Nevada being the only one to show substantial interest. Although the Wolf Pack coaching staff frequently watched video of his high school team, no one came to Turlock to see him play during his senior football season.[2] Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault decided to offer him a scholarship after one of his assistants, Barry Sacks, saw Kaepernick dominate a high school basketball game on an evening he was suffering from a fever of 102 °F (39 °C). Nevada was the only school that offered him a football scholarship, but was still concerned that he would opt for baseball until he signed in February 2006.He was a two time all state baseball player in California and was listed as a draftable prospect on Major League Baseball's website in the class of 2006. He earned Northern California athlete of the week honors as a pitcher. He was reported to throw a 94 MPH fastball as a senior in HS as reported on ABC by commentator Dan Fouts during his first football action vs. the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He was also a member of the Brewers Grey squad in the 2005 Area Code games. During his senior year, Kaepernick pitched two no-hitters in high school play. He also turned down numerous scholarship offers to play baseball at many notable NCAA programs instead taking his lone scholarship offer to play quarterback at Nevada.[citation needed]
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Colin Kaepernick Nevada Wolf Pack — No. 10
Quarterback 5th-year Senior
Major: Business Management
Date of birth: November 3, 1987 (1987-11-03) (age 23)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Career history
High school: Pitman High School,
Turlock, California
College(s):* University of Nevada, Reno (2006–2010)Bowl games
New Mexico Bowl
* 2008 Humanitarian Bowl
* 2009 Hawaii Bowl
* 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Career highlights and awards
* Rivals National Freshman of the Week
* WAC Offensive Player of the Week 8x (1 in 2007, 3 in 2008, 2 in 2009, 2 in 2010)
* WAC Freshman of the Year (2007)
* Fireman's Award (2007)
* WAC Offensive Player of the Year 2x (2008, 2010)
* WAC All Conference QB 1st Team 2x (2008, 2010)
* WAC All Conference QB 2nd Team (2009)
* Golden Helmet (2008, 2009)
* Humanitarian Bowl MVP (2008)Stats at
Colin Rand Kaepernick (born November 3, 1987) is an American football quarterback who completed his college career at the University of Nevada in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Contents* 1 Personal
* 2 Childhood
* 3 High school
* 4 College
o 4.1 2006 season
o 4.2 2007 season
o 4.3 2008 season
o 4.4 2009 season
o 4.5 2010 season
* 5 References
* 6 External links] PersonalKaepernick was born to a single mother (his biological mother was white and biological father was an African American).[1] [2] When he was five weeks old, he was adopted by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, a couple from New London, Wisconsin who had two healthy children before losing two others shortly after birth due to heart defects.[1] Colin has two siblings; an older brother, Kyle (wife, Lindsay); and a sister, Devon. Colin lived in Fond du Lac WI until age 4, before moving to Turlock California. He considers Turlock his home town, and attended elementary, junior, and John H. Pitman High School there. He currently spends most of his time in Reno, Nevada attending school and playing football for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Kaepernick, who graduated in Dec. 2010 with a bachelors degree in Business Management , has a relatively unassuming personality off the field, as evidenced by an incident that took place during the summer of 2010 interning at a University of Nevada-themed sports apparel shop in Reno. One woman came in and, completely unaware she was speaking to Kaepernick, asked him to find his jersey. A manager at the store would later recall, "Colin said, ‘I’m pretty sure it’s No. 10, and it’s right over here.’ He rang up her purchase and everything."[1kaepernick


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