Kaepernick, Newton team up to host TV awards show

NFL playoff opponents Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton will team up to host a TV awards show.

The quarterbacks for the 49ers and Carolina Panthers faced off in an NFC divisional game Jan. 12, and Kaepernick imitated Newton’s Superman celebration after scoring a touchdown, still irked he was picked 35 spots behind the Heisman Trophy winner in the 2011 draft.

Kaepernick said “I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with Cam” for Cartoon Network’s fourth annual “Hall of Game Awards,” which air Feb. 17. Newton said “we’re both high-energy guys, ready to get down to business.”

Viewers vote for their favorite sports stars and moments of the year. Previous hosts include Tony Hawk and Shaquille O’Neal.

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By John Krolik Special to The Examiner