TALE OF THE TAPE

NFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Colin Kaepernick Vs. Russell Wilson

Despite being a five seed, it is not a huge surprise that the San Francisco 49ers have returned to the NFC Championship for the third straight year. Underdogs for the first time this postseason, can Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers get another road win to return to the Super Bowl? To do so, they’ll have to beat a Seattle team that has been nearly unbeatable at home with Russell Wilson at quarterback. These two young, dual-threat signal callers go head-to-head on Sunday.

Colin Kaepernick
Russell Wilson
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Age
Winner 26
Winner 25
Size
Winner 6’4”, 230 pounds
5’11”, 206 pounds
40-Yard Dash Time
Winner 4.53 seconds
4.55 seconds
Drafted (NFL)
Winner Round 2, Pick 36 (2011)
Round 3, Pick 75 (2012)
Drafted (MLB)
Round 43, Pick 1310 (2009)
Winner Round 41, Pick 1222 (2007)
Regular Season Stats (2013)
3,197 yards, 25 TDs (total), 8 interceptions
Winner 3,357 yards, 27 TDs (total), 9 interceptions
Touchdown Celebration
Winner Kissing bicep
Understated
Off-Field Notoriety
Winner Appeared on GQ cover in September, exposing elaborate chest tattoos
Winner Name-dropped by Eminem in hit song “Monster”
Twitter Followers
501,159 (@Kaepernick7)
Winner 510,666 (@DangeRussWilson)

The Winner Is

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Winner Colin Kaepernick
6 out of 9

Despite the 49ers being the underdogs in the NFC Championship, we've got Colin Kaepernick with the edge on Russell Wilson.
-Andrew Kahn, CBS Local Sports contributor

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