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Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to Jim Harbaugh

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If the 49ers beat the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, folks in Baltimore have another reason to hate the team that left in the middle of the night nearly 29 years ago.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick plays for the 49ers in part because Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh.

As explained by Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, Luck returned from the Manning Passing Academy after observing Kaepernick there.

Harbaugh asked Luck if he saw anyone who looked good.  And Luck said Colin Kaepernick.

The information culminated in a clandestine trip by Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke (some might call it an “evaluation”) to work out Kaepernick.  Kaepernick and Harbaugh got into a throwing competition, Kaepernick won, and Harbaugh left in a huff.

And then Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick.

While Harbaugh may have discovered Kaepernick without Luck’s input, it was Luck who put Kaepernick on Harbaugh’s radar screen.

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14 Responses to “Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to Jim Harbaugh”
  1. cosanostra71 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:39 PM

    Thank you Andrew Luck!

  2. sneaky3413 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:39 PM

    Maybe the Colts should be having Luck scout for them too. Is there anything he can’t do?

  3. sdboltaction says: Jan 24, 2013 1:44 PM

    What a “Luck”y break.

  4. chris6523 says: Jan 24, 2013 1:45 PM

    The mention of the word “evaluation” is a reminder of their flirtation with Peyton Manning. Funny how things work out.

  5. snarcasms says: Jan 24, 2013 1:46 PM

    If you are going to give Andi credit, you might as well give that credit to Manning since it was his camp that Kaepernick either attending or working at, just as Luck was.

  6. beargonephishing says: Jan 24, 2013 1:50 PM

    The connection from a comment that Andrew Luck made to the Colts’ midnight move is a ridiculous reach.

    That monkey’s off Baltimore’s back. Time to move on Mike.

  7. bucrightoff says: Jan 24, 2013 1:52 PM

    Andrew Luck is pretty much the smartest guy in the league. Architechture degree from Stanford? And he can evaluate talent? I get the feeling we might be seeing some Kaepernick/Luck battles in the future.

  8. murphintampa says: Jan 24, 2013 2:13 PM

    Any sympathy the rest of us had for Baltimore when they lost the Colts went out the window when they stole the Browns from Cleveland.

  9. keepingitrealdumb says: Jan 24, 2013 2:28 PM

    Luck knows football

  10. rollteal says: Jan 24, 2013 3:38 PM

    Luck 2032 NFL scout

  11. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 24, 2013 4:24 PM

    Kinda funny how everybody is in a way linked to the city of baltimore. From former colts players, to jim harbaugh playing there. Too bad the game isnt there, id love the niners to play the ravens at home!

  12. goldrush4949 says: Jan 24, 2013 5:04 PM

    Indianapolis is on the 49ers schedule in 2013. That should be interesting.

  13. nflr92 says: Jan 24, 2013 7:18 PM

    Just dumb luck

  14. jebdamone says: Jan 24, 2013 7:29 PM

    i tell you what, i watched a few games his last year at nevada and every clip i could find of him on the internet and am not at all surprised he is the QB he has become. I really, really, really wanted the vikings to draft him instead of ponder but to no avail obviously.
    what impressed me was the bio and interviews that i read about him. seemed like a very level headed kid. add that to the athletic ability and arm he is blessed with and he has potential to revolutionize the game in a way that a lot of people predicted RGII would.

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