Colin Rand Kaepernick is a free-agent American Football quarterback. He spent six seasons in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. He is also a political activist, best kneeling during the national anthem in protest of perceived police violence and U.S. racial injustice. Kaepernick played college football at the University of Nevada where the college honored him twice. Why? as the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Additionally, he became the first player in the history of NCAA Division I FBS to accumulate 10,000 yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career.
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Colin Kaepernick: Early Life, Education, Family
Kaepernick was born on 3 November 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States to Heidi Russo, who is white, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before Kaepernick was raised, his birth father, who is African-American, split from Russo. Russo placed Kaepernick and a white couple named Rick and Teresa Kaepernick for adoption. The couple had two older kids: son Kyle and daughter Devon. Eventually, after losing two other sons to heart defects the Kaepernicks decided to adopt a child.
Kaepernick lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, until he was four when his family moved to California. Kaepernick started playing youth football as a defensive end and as a punter when he was eight years old.
Caption: Kaepernick in his childhood
Colin Kaepernick: Career and achievements
As a baseball pitcher, Kaepernick had earned much of his high school accolades. For that sport, he got multiple scholarship offers but he decided to play college football. Nevada University in Reno, Nevada was the only college offering him a Football Scholarship, and in February 2006 Kaepernick signed with Nevada.
Kaepernick started his college career as a back-up quarterback in Nevada in 2007, appearing in 11 of the 13 games the team made. With 19 passing touchdowns, three interceptions and 2,175 passing yards, he ended the season garnering a total of 53.8 percent completion. As the Nevada Wolf Pack finished 6–7, Kaepernick also added 593 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.
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The San Francisco 49ers traded with the Denver Broncos in the thirteenth selection in the second round on 29 April 2011 to select Kaepernick as the fourth choice in the second round at the 2011 NFL Draft. In exchange for the 36th overall pick, the Broncos got picks 45, 108 and 141 overall.
San Francisco has recruited Kyle Shanahan from Atlanta to be their new coach during the offseason. He intended to carry out the same offense with the Falcons that he ran the previous year, and did not believe Kaepernick fit the scheme. The 49ers told Kaepernick that they planned to release him. He opted out of his deal on March 3, 2017 and became a free agent on March 9, at the start of the 2017 league year.
Caption: Kaepernick in his childhood
Colin Kaepernick: Personal life and girlfriend
In July 2015, Kaepernick allegedly started dating radio personality and television host Nessa Diab, and in February 2016 publicly went public about their relationship.
In late 2015, Kaepernick began a vegan diet. When he was 10 years old, Kaepernick’s family had a pet African spurred tortoise called Sammy. Kaepernick was raised Presbyterian, confirmed Lutheran, and during his college years, he attended a Baptist church.
Caption: Colin Kaepernick with partner Nessa Diab
Colin Kaepernick: Net Worth and social media
American football player, has $20 million in net worth. His primary source of income is his professional football career.
Likewise, talking about his social media availability, he is available on Instagram by the name kaepernick7. He has 3.4 million followers on Instagram. Besides, he is also available on Twitter by the name Kaepernick7 where he has 2.2 million followers.
Colin Kaepernick: Body measurements
Kaepernick is a handsome man with a sporty and proportional frame. Additionally, he is 1.95 m tall and weighs nearly 104 kgs. However, further information regarding Kaepernick ‘s body measurements is not available.