# 4: QB Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
The Verdict: What is 6-foot-6, 215-pounds, and runs with all the speed, grace, and fury of a turbo-charged giraffe? No, not Vince Young -- but rather Nevada's junior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who comes into the 2009 season as one of only five players in NCAA history to have passed for more than 2000 yards while rushing for more than a thousands yards in a single season. A two-sport stud who was also a pick of the Chicago Cubs organization in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, Kaepernick was by far and away the best offensive player in the WAC conference last year, and has been named the 2009 Preseason WAC Offensive Player of the Year after earning the award at the end of 2008. Kaepernick has uncanny athleticism for his size, and reminds us of past NCAA quarterbacks like Matt Jones and Vince Young in his running style. While we could spend hours discussing the merits of his arm strength and field vision as a passer, one aspect which really separates Kaepernick from other spread quarterbacks is the junior's ball fakes, which have more than once left us following the running back after the snap. As one of the NCAA's most dynamic athletes of the decade, Kaepernick gives Chris Ault's squad a chance to usurp Boise for the conference crown this fall.