Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/14
San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick was literally off everyone’s radar except Jim Harbaugh’s until week 11 when he started in place of the injured Alex Smith.  Kaepernick shined and immediately made a name for himself by embarrassing the Chicago Bears Defense by completing 16 of 23 passes for 246 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.Now Kaepernick is taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl.  Since we have only had Kaepernick around the NFL headlines for a couple of months, here are 10 fast facts about him:Born November 3, 1987 in Milwaukee, WIAt 6 weeks old he was adopted by German Americans ;  Rick and Teresa KaepernickThe family moved to California when he was 4Kaepernick’s biological mother wants to have a relationship with him; he doesn’t have any interest and knows little about about his biological father.Kaepernick was an awesome high school pitcher and even threw 2 no hitters his senior season. He also had a 90mph fastball.  He was drafted by the Ch...
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