San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers play in the NFC West in the NFL at Candlestick Park. When owned by the DeBartolo / York families, the 49ers became known for having one of the NFL's greatest dynasties, winning five Super Bowl championships in just 14 years, between 1981 and 1994. Known for Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Steve Young are one of the best supported in the NFL. They’ve had revival in the last few seasons culminating in a Super Bowl appearance last year. Star Player: Patrick Willis, MLB


Colin Kaepernick to start for San Francisco 49ers against Bills on Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws a pass before the game against the San Diego Chargers

Colin Kaepernick’s protests against police shootings and racial inequality have been minimized by many because he was the San Francisco 49ers’ backup quarterback, playing behind the lightly regarded Blaine Gabbert. Now he will have a more prominent role as the Niners have named him their starter for Sunday’s game at Buffalo.