SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Central Valley hometowns of the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers quarterbacks are abuzz about a playoff showdown on Saturday that promises a double dose of local boy makes good.
There are remarkable parallels in the stories of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Packers quaterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers was born in Chico and became a star at Cal who yearned to play for the 49ers. Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee but grew up in the town of Turlock and dreamed of playing for Green Bay.
KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports: