Colin Kaepernick's full introduction to America happened to occur on a Super Bowl stage, where the probing light reaches all corners and crevices, and so you find out things like this:

The 49ers' young quarterback got a small pet tortoise as a boy and now Sammy weighs 115 pounds.

He is dating an aspiring model who goes by the name J.Marie. (Colin is, not Sammy).

His favorite tattoo of the many covering both arms is one that reads 'My Gift Is My Curse' because being an NFL quarterback makes it tougher to "just walk around as a normal guy."

He reads the Bible every day and watches no sports on TV.

He calls Red Robin his "favorite haunt," thrilling the restaurant chain so much it has offered Kaepernick free food for life if he beats the Ravens on Sunday.

And this, one of those too-good-to-be-true things: In fourth grade Colin wrote himself a letter predicting he would grow up to be 6-4 "and then go to the pros and play for the Niners or Packers even if they aren't good then."