HAMPTON VA, (April 23, 2013) – Niners’ quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, is speedy but is determined to get even faster as he chose to spend two weeks in training with trackstars Monica Hargrove and Avard Moncur this offseason at Doyle Sports Performance Center in Hiram, Georgia to perfect and help polish his running technique. The sprinters say their goal was to teach Kaepernick the mechanics and the right technique to make him even more of a threat in the NFL 2013 season.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound quarterback completed 62.4 of his passes for 1,814 yards in 2013. He also added 415 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in the regular season. Ato Boldon, a former Olympic sprinter says “As much as Kaepernick is known for his speed, I think he has the most underrated speed in the league. He’s fast. Then he runs by people and they think, ‘Oh, he’s that fast.’ ”
In high school, Kaepernick stood out in the sports football, basketball, and baseball because he played them very well, but he never ran track. Surprisingly though, coaches and track stars were quite fascinated with how dedicated and hard-working Kaepernick was while training. “He’s doing an excellent job,” the 49ers General Manager also said of Kaepernick. “There’s no harder worker.”
When asked will defenses be able to catch up with him in the upcoming season, Kaepernick replies “We’ll find out when we get out on the field.”