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Kaepernick's Upside Means Upgrade to Offense

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San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh made a huge gamble by hitching a championship contender's wagon to a quarterback with 29 career pass attempts. Colin Kaepernick, however, has been outstanding by making big plays while avoiding big mistakes.

Colin Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee and spent the first four years of his life living in the northeastern Wisconsin communities of New London and Fond du Lac before moving to California. He's spent parts of countless summers coming back to Wisconsin to visit family. The Packers "were the only team I watched" as a kid and his favorite quarterback was Brett Favre. Showing his singular focus... Recommended Stories

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