Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and former football midfielder. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. As a political activist, he knelt down singing the national anthem at the start of NFL games to protest police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. Kaepernick played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack, where he was honored as the West Athletics Conference offensive player twice and became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to rack up 10,000 yards and 4000 meters in the quarry. After graduating, he was selected by 49ers to compete in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Kaepernick began his professional football career as a reserve midfielder for Alex Smith and became the 49ers starter in mid-2012 after Smith suffered a concussion.
|Date of birth||November 03, 1987|
|Place of birth||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|High school||John H. Pitman, (Turlock, California)|
|NFL Draft||2011 / Round: 2/ Pick: 36|
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Dual-threat quarterback who took over for Alex Smith mid-season in 2012 for the San Francisco 49ers, and then went on to lead his team to an NFC title. The 49ers signed him to a 6-year extension, worth over $110 million, in June 2014. In 2017, he opted out of his contract with the 49ers and became a free agent.
He became the first NCAA Division 1 quarterback to throw for over 10,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards while starring at the University of Nevada, Reno.
He led the 49ers to a dramatic victory over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2012 NFL playoffs.
He was adopted by Teresa and Rick Kaepernick. His real mother, Heidi Russo, had him when she was 19. He has been dating TV host Nessa Diab since 2015.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh helped bring a new winning order to San Francisco with the help of Kaepernick.
- Nevada Wolf Pack football player
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Latest information about Colin Kaepernick updated on June 18 2021.