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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 06:54 PM

ESPN ranks Colin Kaepernick among best college quarterbacks this century

College football writer Bill Connelly took on the task of ranking the 60-best college quarterbacks of the 2000s, and Kaepernick made the cut. While that seems like an obvious call, some great gun-slingers didn't make the list, including Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott, among others (neither did Nevada assistant coach Timmy Chang, who had a record-breaking career at Hawaii).

Kaepernick was ranked ahead of future NFL stars like Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, Eli Manning and Josh Allen as well as top draft picks like David Carr, Joey Harrington, Alex Smith and Byron Leftwich and Heisman Trophy winners Jason White, Eric Crouch and Troy Smith. So where did he land? 29th.

Connelly writes of Kaepernick, who played for Nevada from 2007-10: "It takes the perfect quarterback to fully understand the potential of a given offensive system, and Kaepernick was the perfect muse for Chris Ault's revolutionary Pistol. As a senior, he threw for 3,022 yards, rushed for 1,206 and led the Pack to 13 wins and No. 11 in the AP poll."

Kaepernick is a tricky player to rank in this setting. Statistically, he's unprecedented. Literally. No quarterback other than Kaepernick has thrown for 10,000 yards and rushed for 4,000 at the FBS level. The closest to do that was his successor Cody Fajardo, who fell 341 passing yards and 518 rushing yards shy of those two marks). Kaepernick also is the only player in FBS history with three seasons of at least 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards. He's the only college player to account for 350 points with his arm and legs. His name is in the NCAA record book 17 times.

http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporters/espn-ranks-colin-kaepernick-among-best-college-quarterbacks-this-century

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JonLP24 Feb 26 OP
TheRealNorth Feb 26 #1
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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:08 PM

1. The Right was practicing "cancel culture" long before it was a thing

Colin K is the only thing I need to say if one of my RW relatives whine about so-called cancel culture.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:21 PM

4. Good point...

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:33 PM

2. A real talent n decent man

After college he had so much promise but his stand against inequality brought the haters out to try to destroy him. He has so many awards n acclamations for his accomplishments after college n the NFL. He may never get back to football, but his new life off the field is award winning.

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:56 PM

3. No surprise to me and not only a good QB but a good person that doesn't worship $$$

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