The hottest NFL Jersey of the season came out of left-field as the 49ers Colin Kaepernick Jersey has become the must-have NFL clothing item of the year. Leading up to the 2013 Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey has found it tough to stay on shelves and stocked for retailers, as customers want a piece of NFL’s current celebrity. It’s not just jerseys, though, as Colin Kaepernick T-Shirts are also in high-demand. In fact, the 49ers new starting QB even has his own meme. “Kaepernicking,” as it’s become known, is when the quarterback pretends to plant a kiss on his right bicep after scoring a touchdown.
A Brief Kaepernick History
When San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith went out with a concussion against the Chicago Bears last year, Colin Kaepernick took over – and he hasn’t been a back-up since. Many have been surprised by the sudden success of Kaepernick, but if you look at his college stats, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone at all:
Kaepernick was the first player in NCAA history to record back-to-back 2,000/1,000 yard seasons.
He’s also the only Division 1 FBS quarterback to have passed for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a single season three times in a career (consecutively).
Also, Colin Kapernick is the only quarterback in the history of Division I FBS college football to have passed for more than 10,000 yards and rushed for more than 4,000 yards.
Even with amazing records like those, Kaepernick was still the sixth quarterback selected in the 2011 NFL Draft; taken after quarterbacks Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert.
For Kaepernick, the records didn’t stop after college:
In his first career postseason start, his 181 rushing yards set an NFL single-game record, breaking Michael Vick’s 2002 regular season game of 173.
Kaepernick also broke the 49ers postseason rushing record, regardless of position.
Keep in mind; these two milestones occurred in just his first nine starts. So, what does the future hold for Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the San Francisco 49ers? A 2013 Super Bowl win? It’s anyone’s guess. But, for right now, there’s no player hotter and no jersey being sold faster than the Colin Kaepernick Jersey.