San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's college coach, Chris Ault, was on the Petros and Money show on Fox Sports Radio today where he discussed, among many things, Kaepernick's versatility and skill set.
Ault said this on his initial impressions of Kaepernick, "I thought to myself, ‘If he can't play quarterback, he looks like he's a good enough athlete that he could play free safety or wide receiver.' At that time, Kaep was maybe 6-foot-4, about 183 pounds, built like a fork."
Chris Ault wasn't too impressed with Kaepernick's quarterback skills as a redshirt freshman and really wanted him to convert to free safety for the Nevada Wolf Pack, saying:
"He could have been a great free safety, without question. And you know, his freshman redshirt year, guys, he was OK. There was nothing that told us he was a special athlete. He threw sidearm a little bit. He's a great pitcher and he had that little pitching motion from the sidearm. We had to try to push that thing up. And he ran the Wing T in high school, he didn't run for a bunch of yardage. So he was just a really good athlete, but boy would he have been a heck of a free safety."
Good thing Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers allowed Ault to just let Kaepernick play quarterback because he has helped the Niners turn their fortunes around and now have a chance to win the franchise's sixth Super Bowl.