The NFL has it’s fair share of former baseball players that have decided to pursue their dreams in the NFL and since it is the offseason a number of those players are taking the baseball diamond and throwing out first pitches in their team’s home city. First, it was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson who threw out the pitch at a Seattle Mariners game, and now San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick performed the honor at a San Francisco Giants game.
Kaerpernick reportedly could throw a 90 mile per hour fastball as a high school pitcher and it looks like he hasn’t lost much of that ability.
According to the 49ers official Twitter account, Kaepernick was able to clock 87 mph on his first pitch. Needless to say, that is pretty impressive for a guy that hasn’t been playing baseball in a number of years.
The accuracy was off, but Kaepernick certainly brought the heat.
If you want to see the first pitch, video is available below.
The next time we see his arm on display he will be slinging passes at 49ers training camp.