Senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named the Nevada Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of September 6-September 12.
Kaepernick accounted for 402 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in Nevada’s 51-6 win over Colorado State on Saturday. Kaepernick rushed just 11 times for 161 yards and two scores, including Nevada’s first TD of the night – a 44-yarder in the first quarter. He reeled off a 57-yard run in the first quarter which pushed him over the 3,000-yard rushing mark for his career. He is the ninth player in the history of college football to rushing for 3,000 yards and pass for 3,000 yards in a career. He is the seventh Nevada player – and the first quarterback – to rush for 3,000 yards.
Through the air, Kaepernick continued his brilliant play this year. He completed 21-of-29 for 241 yards and two more touchdowns – a 29-yarder to Tray Session and a 15-yarder to Virgil Green. Kaepernick guided a Nevada offense that scored on every drive until the Pack took a knee to end the game in the fourth quarter.
Kaepernick was named the WAC Player of the Week by Rivals.com on Sunday and was named one of the five Stars of the Week by the Manning Award.
The Pack takes on the Cal Bears Friday at 7pm at Mackay Stadium. Tickets are available by calling 348-PACK or visiting tickets.com.
The Nevada Student-Athlete of the Week is presented by Wells Fargo. Each Monday a new athlete will be chosen.