Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/25/13
Bettors are putting a lot of money on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII. In fact, it's a good bet that Kaepernick could wind up as the player with with the most money wagered on him in prop bets in Super Bowl history, according to an ESPN.com report. Jimmy Vaccaro of William Hill said the money is pouring in on Kaepernick, who took over as the starter in November and helped lead the 49ers to a Super Bowl matchup on Feb. 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. Part of Kaepernick's popularity in Las Vegas has to do with his tie to the state as a former University of Nevada standout. "We put 10 props on him last week and generated more than $100,000 in bets," Vaccaro told ESPN. "To put that in perspective, a good prop is when you can draw $2,500 to $5,000 in bets." Prop bets on Kaepernick so far include whether he will have 100 yards rushing and 300 yards passing, and if he'll throw a touchdown pass or an interception first. Vaccaro said Kaepernick could surpass quarterback Peyton Manning with the amount of money wagered on a player since prop bets began in Super Bowl XX. "We think we can do $300,000 in Kaepernick prop bets alone, and that's a conservative estimate," Vaccaro told ESPN. "No one has ever come close to that number."
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