Rob Sabo
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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December 30, 2012
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Rise of Kaepernick boosts sales of gear

Colin Kaepernick's stock is skyrocketing in the National Football League - and he's moving the needle on sales of San Francisco 49ers team jerseys and memorabilia as a result.

Kaepernick, the 49ers' second-year quarterback who led the University of Nevada, Reno, football team to one of its best seasons ever in 2010, proved his mettle in the NFL with several big wins - including a thrilling win over the New England Patriots in a nationally televised game barely more than a week ago.

Sales of his No. 7 team jersey increased 4,000 percent since he was named a starter, says …

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