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Colin Kaepernick Breaks Record for Most Single Game Rushing Yards by a Quarterback

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

Tonight in the NFC Divisional round game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers it was a track meet to say the least. However not in the usual sense, as second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick  torched the Packers defense by breaking Michael Vick‘s single game rushing record for a quarterback of 173 yards with 181. He was taken in the second round, 36th overall out of the University of Nevada where  the pistol formation was heavily used with the read option that’s becoming the hot trend right now in the NFL.

It didn’t start well for Kaepernick, as he threw an interception return for a touchdown to Sam Shields and it just wasn’t pretty. That being said, Kaepernick rebounded quite well. It was like watching a game of  Madden 2013, just real life in Candlestick Park. Whomever has to play the 49ers next week, I wish them the best of luck even if it’s the Seattle Seahawks.

This single game is so impressive that, Kaepernick had more rushing yards than 23 of 29 hall of fame running backs ever had in a single playoff game. Which is crazy to think to the names that have been enshrined in Canton, Ohio at the running back position alone.

What’s next for Kaepernick and the 49ers? I guess we will find out next week either in the Georgia Dome or back in the ‘Stick.

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