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Kaepernick Excitement at Fever Pitch on UNR Campus

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The University of Nevada, Reno is bursting with pride for former Wolf Pack standout Colin Kaepernick.

"It's great to have our school get some attention because it's such a great school and I'm a 49ers fan too so that makes it all the better," said University of Nevada student Paul George.

"I think it's awesome," University of Nevada Senior Marissa Shiffer said. "He's totally humble, he's nice, he's really genuine and he's following his dreams. We love that!"

Even the University's Police Chief Todd Renwick is a huge fan. "He's a great person, a great kid and he's bringing a lot of attention to UNR and bringing UNR to a whole new level nationally."

And now the Kaepernick connection is good news for the University financially. "It's really done so much for our program," explains Nevada Athletic Director Cary Groth. "Every time they show that clip with him in his Nevada jersey it puts Nevada is such a great light. It is good for us and it's really good for the state too."

Wednesday night the focus is even turning from basketball to football with a "mass Kaepernicking" happening at the men's basketball game against San Diego State University.

Of course you can watch Colin Kaepernick on the biggest stage during Super Bowl XLVII right here on Channel 2. Complete coverage starts at 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 3rd and kick-off is set for 3:30 p.m. 

Written by Erin Breen

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