One of them is the Entertainer of the Year, the other is a fast-rising superstar.
It’s hard not to argue that both are worthy of the other’s designation, but that can be resolved at a later date. For now, Colin Kaepernick and Luke Bryan spent time backstage at the 2013 American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Bryan won the Entertainer of the Year award; Kaepernick presented the Top Vocal Duo honor, given to Thompson Square.
The 49ers quarterback posted photos on his social media accounts, including a photo with Bryan, Sunday night’s big winner.
“A huge congratulations to @LukeBryanonline for winning entertainer of the year!” Kaepernick wrote on his Twitter account. “Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!”
San Francisco’s starting quarterback also made complimentary comments about another standout person, former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. Kaepernick told the Las Vegas Sun that he spoke with Smith over the phone after the veteran signal-caller was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
“He was a great teammate, a great mentor, and he’ll do great in Kansas City,” Kaepernick said of the former No. 1 overall draft pick in 2005.
More NFL headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com offered a pre-draft tracker filled with reported prospect visits.
CSNBayArea.com also shared the report of former 49ers kicker David Akers signing with the Detroit Lions.
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