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Monday, July 15, 2013
Kaepernick vs. Wilson for an ESPY

By Mike Sando

NFC West rivals Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson are among five candidates for an ESPY Award in the "Best Breakthrough Athlete" category.

Voting closes Wednesday for those interested in participating.

Having both quarterbacks on the five-person ballot seems fitting given how the San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks rivalry has come into focus nationally this offseason. Two questions tend to come up most frequently during NFC West conversation at that level. 49ers or Seahawks? And, Kaepernick or Wilson? The questions are related, of course. Both players will play leading roles in their franchises' fortunes in 2013 and for the long term.

Note, too, that ESPN is collecting "Kaepernicking" photos from fans and posting them here. Tweet them to @ESPYS using the #Kaepernicking hashtag. Some contributors will receive autographed items.