San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Spurns Oscars To Focus On Football
There are millions of people in the state of California that would kill to get to the Academy Awards. Colin Kaepernick is not one of them.
The second year quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers was one pass completion away from the biggest comeback in the history of the Super Bowl and that bad taste hasn't left his mouth. The Sacramento Bee reports that Kaepernick has received invitations to both the Grammys and the Oscars, but has curved both events to continue training in Atlanta for the upcoming season.
The dual-threat quarterback's workouts usually start at 8 a.m. and last until the late afternoon. Kaepernick's father, Rick, says his son is in Atlanta because he would "never get anything done if he stayed closer to home."
In the Super Bowl which was won by the Ray Lewis and Joe Flacco led Baltimore Ravens, Kaepernick led a remarkable comeback after going down 28-6 shortly after halftime. After a power outage delayed the game over a half-hour, Kap pulled the Niners to a two-point deficit of 31-29, but failed to complete the final scoring drive with only seven yards to the end zone.
Kapernick threw for 302 yards and a touchdown while running for 62 yards and a rushing touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place this Sunday, February 24th at the Dolby Theater.