BIOGRAPHY of Colin Kaepernick:
Born on November 3, 1987, Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American football quarterback and an American civil rights activist who is a free agent. He played for six seasons in the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). He is also best known political activist for kneeling during the national anthem as a protest to witness the police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.
Kaepernick played college football at the University of Nevada, where he was twice named the offensive player of the year at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). He became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to collect 10,000 overtaking fields and 4,000 rushing yards in his career. Upon graduation, he was selected by 49er in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Kaepernick began his professional football career as a backup for Alex Smith, and became a 49ers novice in mid-2012 when Smith suffered a concussion. He then remained the team’s starting defender for the rest of the season and led the team to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. In the 2013 season, which was his first full season as a beginner, Kaepernick helped the 49ers achieve the NFC Championship. Over the next three seasons, Kaepernick lost and won back his starting position when the 49er was absent from the playoffs for three years in a row.
In the 49ers ’third pre-season game in 2016, Kaepernick sat while playing the U.S. national anthem. The following week and throughout the regular season, Kaepernick knelt during the anthem. The protests received highly polarized reactions, with some praising him and his racist opposition and others condemning the protests.
Kaepernick became a free agent after the season, but he left unsigned. In November 2017, he complained about the NFL and its owners accusing them of collusion to keep him out of the league. Kaepernick withdrew the complaint in February 2019 after receiving a confidential settlement with the NFL. His protests received new attention in 2020 amid George Floyd’s protests against police brutality and racism.
Throughout the career, Colin Kaepernick stats remained high and are like TD-INT 72-30, passing yards 12,271, Completion percentage 59.8, passer rating 88.9, Rushing yards 2,300, rushing touchdown 13
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Colin Rand Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As far as Colin kaepernick parents are concerned, he was only a few weeks old when he was adopted by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, who already had two children of their own but who had lost two other children after giving birth to the baby due to heart defects.
Kaepernick's biological mother, Heidi Russo, was 19 years old at birth. Targeted by the opportunity to raise her son alone (Kaepernick’s biological father escaped as soon as she discovered Rusco was pregnant), she had spent much of her pregnancy discussing whether she should put the baby for adoption. After meeting the Kaepernicks, who had met him through a mutual friend, he decided to hand over his children.
As white parents of a two-breed child, the Kaeperniks often got staring or curious comments. At school, class-fellows told Colin that it was almost impossible for Kaepernicks to be Colin’s parents.
"We've always been really open about adoption and we've always been very open about skin tones," Teresa Kaepernick told The New York Times in 2010. "We showed it in a positive way. She saw her difference and was comfortable with it."
At a young age, the athletic Kaepernick, who moved with his family to California at the age of 4, began youth football at the age of 8. His strong arm quickly lifted him into the position of defender. The same arm also made him an elite high school pitcher who was able to throw a fast ball at a speed of 94 miles per hour.
But football was Kaepernick’s first love. In fourth grade, he even wrote a letter predicting to be a primary servant of the San Francisco 49ers series. “I hope I go to a good football university and go to the pros and play with niners or packers, even if they aren’t good in seven years,” he wrote.
At John H. Pitman High School in Turlock, California, Kaepernick was the first group’s All-District, All-Conference and All-Academic choice. But Kaepernick, whose large arm was hampered by what the Scouts considered bad throwing moves, Colin kaepernick workout, was largely bypassed through the football programs of large colleges. There were also concerns that the thin athlete of the razor - he fitted his 6'4 "body with just 170 pounds - was injured.
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Kaepernick only demonstrated his experiment after a camp at the University of Neva in Reno as a basis for an adequate scholarship, and he later enrolled in the school in the fall of 2007. Kaepernick was recruited to play for safety. Kaepernick stepped in to play QB in the fifth game of the freshman year when the team’s novice suffered an injury against the state of Fresno. Throwing 384 yards and four touches, Kaepernick never gave up his starting role and ended the year with 19 grounding.
Fast and strong Kaepernick set lukewarm numbers over the course of four years while playing in the Wolf Pack. He set up several school registries and became the first defender in Division I FBS history to overtake more than 10,000 yards and more than 4,000 yards.\
While concerns about Kaepernick’s throwing accuracy continued, the San Francisco 49ers selected the game’s defender in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
- San Francisco 49ers
- 2011 season
On April 29, 2011, the San Francisco 49ers traded with the Denver Broncos in the second round of the thirteenth match (45th in total) to select Kaepernick as the second pick of the second round (36th out of a total) in the 2011 NFL bet. Broncos received a total of 45, 108 and 141 matches in exchange for a total of 36 matches.
Kaepernick spent the 2011 season as a backup for Alex Smith and tried only five transfers during the season.
In 2012 Kaepernick was first used sparingly to perform certain pieces. He scored his first career touchdown in the team's fourth game when he scored in a seven-yard run against the New York Jets. In week 10, against the Saint Louis Rams, Kaepernick replaced Smith in the second half of the match after suffering. a concussion in the first semester.
Kaepernick completed eleven of seventeen passes for 117 yards and added 66 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown as the 49ers and Rams tied the game 24-24.
He made his first NFL start the next game on November 19 in a Monday night football game against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park.
Kaepernick finished 16 of 23 for 246 yards with just two touchdowns in a 32-7 win against highly aligned Bears defense. A shift controversy has started. Smith was placed at third in the NFL in passer (104.1), led the league towards the final percentage (70%) and was 19-5-1 as a starter under Harbaugh, while Kaepernick was considered more dynamic with its jamming ability and arm strength.
Smith was allowed to play the night before the next game, but Harbaugh chose not to rush him and started Kaepernick again. He remained the starter for the rest of the season and led the 49ers to 11-4-1 and a place in the NFL playoffs.
At the opening of the 2013 season against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick threw for a career record of 412 yards and three touchdowns, the first game of 400 yards by a 49ers quarterback since Tim Rattay October 10, 2004. Kaepernick finished the season with 3,197 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions, 524 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns and led the 49ers to a 12-4 record and a place in the NFL playoffs.
In the Wild Card Round, the 49ers played against the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick had 227 passing yards, touchdown, interception and added 98 yards to the ground as the 49ers defeated the Packers 23-20. In the division round against the Carolina Panthers, Kaepernick had 196 passing yards, one touchdown, 15 rushing yards and one touchdown as the 49ers defeated Panthers 23–10.
In the NFC Championship event, that was played against Seattle Seahawks, Kaepernick scored 153 passing yards, one passing touchdown, 2 interceptions and rushed for 130 yards as the 49ers lost against the Seahawks 17–23, completing the 49ers' season and attempt to return to the Super Bowl.
On June 4, Kaepernick signed a six-year extension agreement with the 49ers worth up to $ 126 million, including a $ 54 million potential guarantee and a $ 13 million guarantee in full.
On September 17, the NFL fined Kaepernick for using inappropriate language on the field. On October 9, the NFL fined him $ 10,000 for registering for a post-game press conference where he had headphones from Beats by Dree, while the league’s headphones were sponsored by Bose. In San Diego Chargers, he ran for a 90-yard touch. The 49ers ended the season 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time
since 2010. Kaepernick threw 3,369 yards with 18 touches and 10 cuts. He rushed 639 yards and one touch. After the season, head coach Jim Harbaugh left to head the University of Michigan.
In 2015, Kaepernick struggled under the leadership of new head coach Jim Tomsula. Day after the 27-6 crash in St. Louis in week 8, Kaepernick lost his starting position to back up Blaine Gabbert for week 9 against the Atlantic.
When Gabbert started his new quarterback, the 49er won narrowly 17-16. On Nov. 49, the 49ers announced that Kaepernick would miss the rest of the time because of his injured left shoulder, which required surgery. The season ended with a run of 1,615 yards, six bypasses, five abductions, and 256 robberies from one single match.
Head coach Tomsula was fired after the season and the 49ers hired Chip Kelly to replace him. In February 2016, Kaepernick expressed an interest in trading.
Kaepernick was about to begin three surgeries starting in the 2016 season, which will require thumb and knee surgeries in addition to the season-ending shoulder procedure. After losing weight and muscle mass due to injuries,  he competed for the position of place of origin with Gabbert.
Kelly named Gabbert the starter of the season.
Prior to 49ers Week 6 at Buffalo Bills, Kelly announced the start of Kaepernick, marking the first start of the season. On October 13, it was announced that he and the 49ers were renewing their contract, turning it into a two-year contract for a player campaign for the next season. He completed 13-of-29 passes, with 187 overtaking fields, one overtaking touch and 66 rushing yards for 49ers with a 45-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
On November 27, he recorded 296 passing yards, three overtaking flights and 113 yards rushing the 49ers ’loss to the Miami Dolphin 24-31. He joined Michael Vick, Cam Newton, Randall Cunningham, and Marcus Mariootta as the only defenders in NFL history to record at least three passing touches and 100 yards to rush the game.
In Week 13 of the loss to the Chicago Bears, Kaepernick threw a career low at four yards before he was branded Gabbert. He returned to the starting lineup the following week and threw 183 yards and two touches with a 49ers loss to the Atlantic Falcon 13-41. On December 24,
Kaepernick signed up for 281 of the total, two skipped touches, one abduction, one busy touch, and a two-point conversion to the game winner when the 49ers hit the Los Angeles Rams 22-21 to get their first win. season with Kaepernick as a beginner. During the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick played twelve games and ended the season with 2241 overtaking fields, sixteen overtaking counts, four interceptions, and adding 468 rush meters and two rush line changes.
During the high season, San Francisco hired Kyle Shanahan from Atlanta as their new coach. He was going to commit the same crime he ran the previous year with the Falcons, and didn’t think Kaepernick would fit the plan. 49er told Kaepernick that he intended to release him. On March 3, 2017, he terminated his contract and became a free agent at the start of the 2017 league year on March 9th.
Prosecution for collusion
On October 15, 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the owners of the NFL for collusion. The record indicated that the NFL and its owners "colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of his retaliation rights for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his awareness to particular institutions that continue to undermine racial equality in the United States. "
The following month, GQ published its December issue with Kaepernick on the cover as "Citizen of the Year". In an accompanying press release, the magazine explained the rationale for its decision:
“Colin was witnessed by millions of people and kicked out of the NFL - all due to that he knelt down to protest the police brutality," the statement said. "Colin Kaepernick's position places him in different place in the entire history of sports: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson - athletes who risked everything to make a difference."
On December 3, Kaepernick received the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate award at the ACLU Southern California Annual Bill of Rights Dinner. The following day, he was shortlisted for TIME Person of the Year. Despite not winning - Time honors "The Silence Breakers", women who came forward to share experiences of sexual harassment - Kaepernick quickly gained more recognition as a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Sports Illustrated, awarded to former athletes and sports personalities who embody the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy as vehicles for changing the world.
On August 30, 2018, an arbitrator denied the NFL's request to deny Kaepernick's grievance, stating that the quarterback had presented sufficient evidence to support his allegations of collusion.
The athlete made the headlines in February 2019, when a dispute broke out in the Wisconsin State Assembly over whether to include his name in a resolution to honor prominent African Americans for Black History Month. A modified version of the resolution, without mentioning Kaepernick, was finally adopted.
Shortly after, on February 15, his legal battle against the NFL suddenly ended when the two sides announced that they had agreed to a confidential settlement.
Colin Kaepernick Nike Ads
On September 3, 2018, Nike revealed that Kaepernick was the face of the company's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign. The ad featured a close-up of his face with the phrase "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." Nike, after this received an immediate response for introducing the controversial quarterback. People even started to burn their Nike gears.
The following summer, the Wall Street Journal reported that Kaepernick had convinced Nike to modify a shoe model that sported the original American flag, due to concerns that the flag represented a link to an era when slavery was legal. .
On November 12, 2019, it was announced that the NFL was hosting a private training session for Kaepernick at the Atlanta Falcons training center on November 16, with representatives from the 32 teams invited.
The arrangement was problematic from the start, as Kaepernick would have had only two hours to confirm or decline the offer. His team later found problems with the language of the waiver he had to sign, and he was denied the opportunity to bring his own film crew to the event.
As a result, shortly before the originally scheduled start time, Kaepernick announced that it was shifting training to a high school about an hour away. Despite the late notice, staff from eight NFL teams made the trip to watch the QB, which would have shown that they still had an NFL-caliber arm and speed during their 40 minutes of exposure.
"I have been ready for three years," he added afterwards. "I've been denied for three years. We all know why I came here. [I] showed it to everyone today. We have nothing to hide. So we're waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell, all stop running. Stop running away from the truth. Stop running away from people. "