Colin Kaepernick inducted into Nevada Athletics Corridor of Fame


Earlier than main the San Francisco 49ers to the Tremendous Bowl, Colin Kaepernick helmed the most effective Nevada soccer group in current historical past. The 2010 Wolf Pack went 13-1, ending the season ranked eleventh within the AP ballot and thirteenth within the coaches ballot.

Kaepernick was a serious a part of that, throwing for 3,022 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions and speeding for 1,206 yards and 20 touchdowns. Due to that, Kaepernick might be one of many three members of that group to be inducted into the Nevada Athletics Corridor of Fame.

The college made that announcement Friday, saying Kaepernick, defensive finish Dontay Moch and working again Vai Taua might be a part of the 2020 class.

“Former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, working again and defensive finish Dontay Moch starred for Nevada’s greatest group at school historical past and their names are etched all through the Wolf Pack report books. Kaepernick and Moch each earned WAC Participant of the Yr awards and Taua is the second all-time main rusher at school historical past,” the varsity’s assertion learn.

That trio might be joined by former Wolf Pack basketball gamers Luke Babbitt, Dellena Criner and Armon Johnson.

Nevada sometimes hosts an induction dinner for athletes who enter the Nevada Athletics Corridor of Fame, however the college will postpone that occasion as a result of COVID-19. They plan to carry that dinner as soon as it’s protected to take action.

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick is hoisted by teammates and followers after beating Boston Faculty through the Struggle Starvation Bowl on Jan. 9, 2011, to cap a 13-1 season. Kaepernick might be inducted into the Nevada Athletics Corridor of Fame. (AP Photograph/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Colin Kaepernick put up wonderful numbers at Nevada

Kaepernick was a four-year starter at Nevada, the place he excelled as a twin menace. He threw for 19 touchdowns and three interceptions in his first season and ran for 593 yards and 6 scores. Throughout his second season, Kaepernick exploded as a runner. He averaged greater than 1,100 yards on the bottom in his ultimate three years at Nevada and scored 53 speeding touchdowns over that interval. He ended his four-year profession as a passer with an 82-24 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

These stats have been sufficient for the 49ers to pick Kaepernick within the second spherical (thirty sixth general) of the 2011 NFL draft.

He took over for Alex Smith through the 2012 season and led the 49ers to the Tremendous Bowl, the place they misplaced to the Baltimore Ravens 34-31. Kaepernick led the 49ers again to the playoffs in 2013, dropping to the Seattle Seahawks within the NFC championship recreation.

Kaepernick hasn’t performed within the NFL because the 2016 season, when he took a knee that season to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the USA.

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