It might be time to change the name of the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback to Coolin' Kaepernick.
Former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick showed no pre-game jitters at all Sunday night as he met the media for the first time this week in preparations for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens.
"Pressure comes from a lack of preparation," Kaepernick said. "This isn't going to be a pressure situation."
Kaepernick is hoping to join Joe Montana and Steve Young as the only starting quarterbacks in 49ers' history to win a Super Bowl.
The ex-Pack leader says he is ready.
"My dad was always in my ear growing up," Kaepernick said. "He told me, 'Stay focused, keep working hard.'"
Kaepernick will have the third fewest starts (nine) of any quarterback starting in his first Super Bowl behind Jeff Hostetler of the New York Giants (six) and Vince Ferragamo of the Los Angeles Rams (seven).
"I think I've always been prepared for this," Kaepernick said.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the way Kaepernick has handled the Super Bowl hype so far.
"Colin has been outstanding," Harbaugh said. "He deserves a tremendous amount of credit for that."
Kaepernick has a record of 5-2 in the regular season and 2-0 in the playoffs during his career as a starter.
"At the start of the year I was just trying to get on the field somehow, someway," he said.
Kaepernick, who lost his first three bowl games at Nevada before winning one his senior season, said he feels confident, ready and prepared for whatever happens on Sunday.
"I think if you're prepared for a situation you're going to be confident," he said, "if you try to win a football game or whatever you are doing. If you're prepared, you're going to be confident."