Colin Kaepernick is a competent, skillful and efficient American football quarterback for the 49ers San Francisco of the National Football League (NFL). He is currently a free agent.
Kaepernick played college football for the University of Nevada in Reno. He became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to amass 10,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year twice.
- Nationality: Wisconsin,United States of America
- Date of Birth: November 3,1987
- Occupation: American Footballer (NFL)
- Net Worth: $26 Million
In what he perceived as oppression of black American and people of color in United States, Kaepernick became national controversial figure. He started protesting by kneeling down when the national anthem of United States was being played.
Is he doing the right thing? Millions of fans will almost certainly say no, while millions more have come out in support. In Kaepernick’s mind he definitely is doing the right thing.
Colin Kaepernick was born to mother Heidi Russo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rick Kaepernick and mother Teresa Kaepernick adopted young Kaepernick when he was just few weeks old.
Having lost two children due to heart defects. Thus the Kaepernick family were looking for a baby and got Colin.
At age 4 Kaepernick family moved to California by his new parents.
Kaepernick went to John H. Pitman High school and graduated from Nevada College with a bachelors degree in business management in 2010.
Kaepernick is currently engaged to Nessa Diab, a 37 year old American TV Personality. Born on 6th May, 1981 in California, she is famous for appearances on various MTV shows, including Teen Mom, The Real World and Girl Code.
A bit on her background, she was born of an Egyptian father and Middle Eastern mother, and had a Muslim upbringing. On her education, she holds a BA in Mass Communication from the University of California, Berkeley.
She has also been exceptionally vocal in refuting claims of him willing to stand during the national anthem.
Colin Kaepernick Career
Colin is a man with multiple talents who picked interests in athlete at a very young age and he is not only a football player but was once a baseball player.
He started playing youth football played as a defensive end and a punter and was eventually selected as a quarterback in the youth team.
Colin was a nominee for All-State selection in football, basketball and baseball. He was the Most Valuable Player of the Central California Conference in football for leading his school to first playoff victory.
In 2006, Colin Kaepernick earned Northern California athlete as a pitcher. Later he became the member of the Brewers Grey squad in 2005 Area Code games.
Kaepernick was drafted in the 2009 major League Baseball Draft in the 43rd round by Chicago Club and due to his interests in football he rejected the proposal to continue his career as a footballer.
He signed his first professional career deal with XAM Sports and Entertainment. San Francisco 49ers traded Kaepernick as the 14th pick in the second round (36th overall) at the 2011 NFL Draft.
Because of is great scrambling skills and arm strength, Kaepernick was then selected as a quarterback. He broke the record of Michael Vick’s record of 173 and 49ers postseason rushing yards.
Kaepernick was considered as player with great , Kaepernick was then selected as a quarterback.
Colin Kaepernick began 2013 season on a strong note passing for 412 yards and three touchdowns. Though, his loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game, he record 49ers with 12-4.
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand after kneeling down, when the U.S. national anthem was playing prior to NFL games in protest to what he believed to be racial injustice to black Americans and color people.
GQ magazine’s named Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year” for his efforts in 2017.
Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy honored Kaepernick in November 2017, the award by presented by Beyoncé.
Colin Kaepernick Net Worth
Kaepernick hasn’t played football since January 1 2017 and he is one highest paid player in the history of (NFL)
Nike in September 2018 dropped bomb with the unveiling of its latest “Just Do It” campaign.
The ad, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It”, features the face of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and these two sentences: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Colin Kaepernick’s current net worth is $20 million plus $6million from the Nike deal