Kaepernick became a star athlete in baseball and football at Pitman High School in Turlock, before focusing only on football at the University of Nevada in Reno. He's in his second season with the 49ers, and took over the starting quarterback job when Alex Smith suffered a concussion.
For some reason, the biggest displays of 49er fever is happening at hair and nail salons in Turlock.
"I've got it decorated inside, having the super bowl party at my house. I'm doing it big time," Headlines owner Diane Campbell said.
She joked that she's not worried if her support or 49er red and gold insults fans of some other local team.
"Lot of Raider fans here; that's what I have insurance for," Campbell said laughing.
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