Colin Kaepernick Biography

Colin Kaepernick

Quick Facts Of Colin Kaepernick

Celebrated Name Colin Kaepernick
Age 32 Years
Nick Name Kaepernick
Birth Name Colin Kaepernick
Birth Date 1987-11-03
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin
High School John H. Pitman High School
College / University Nevada College
Height 1.93 m
Weight 104 Kg
Position quarterback
Famous For Face of Nike’s anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign
Marital Status Not Married Yet
Girlfriend Nessa Diab
Net Worth $22 Million
Salary $39 Million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Body Build/Type Athletic
Body Measurement Will Add Soon

An American football quarterback who is currently a free agent is well known as Colin Kaepernick. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). He is also a political activist, best known for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of alleged police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. He played college football for the University of Nevada where he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year twice and became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to amass 10,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career. In November 2017, he filed a grievance against the NFL and its owners, accusing them of colluding to keep him out of the league but he withdrew the grievance in February 2019 after reaching a confidential settlement with the NFL. Overall, he is a very talented football quarterback. 

Did New York Jets Sign Colin Kaepernick?

A fake Twitter account reported Colin Kaepernick signed with the New York Jets Thursday, but there may be some truth to the connection in the end. According to TMZ Sports, the quarterback plans to reach out to the Jets with the hope of securing a contract. Kaepernick reportedly "feels he would be a great fit" with New York, although it's currently unknown if there is mutual interest. Former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile was so eager for Colin Kaepernick to play in the NFL that she fell for a Twitter hoax. The SportsCenter-parody account “SuperToughScene” tweeted out Thursday afternoon that “JUST IN: The New York Jets have signed free agent QB Colin Kaepernick to a 1 year / $9 million contract.

Colin Kaepernick, a famous football quarterback

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Famous For

  • Being the football quarterback. 
  • For kneeling during the national anthem in protest of alleged police brutality and racial inequality.

What is the birthplace of Colin Kaepernick?

With the birth name of Colin Kaepernick, he was born on 3rd November 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (his birthplace). His father left the family before he was born and his mother Heidi Russo gave for adoption to Teresa Kaepernick and her husband, Rick. The Kaepernicks decided to adopt a boy after losing two other sons to heart defects. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. He is Christian by religion. He attended John H. Pitman High School. He played outstandingly well during his high school years. In football, he led his school to its first-ever playoff victory. He attended the University of Nevada. He played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack Football. During his college years, he was named the Western Athletic Offensive Player of the Year. He was also the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. He received a degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada.

How was the Career of Colin Kaepernick?

  • Colin started his career from his college and played very brilliantly due to which he got the opportunity to play in many teams.
  • He started his college career in 2007 at Nevada as a back-up quarterback, playing in 11 of the team's 13 games. 
  • He finished the season with 19 passing touchdowns, three interceptions, and 2,175 passing yards, garnering a 53.8% completion percentage.
  • San Francisco 49ers select Kaepernick as the fourth pick in the second round at the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • As a sophomore, he recorded 2,849 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions, 1,130 rushing yards, and 17 rushing touchdowns.
  • In the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, Kaepernick was selected in the 43rd round by the Chicago Cubs but did not sign. 
  • He finished his junior season with 2,052 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, six interceptions 1,183 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns.
  • He ended his senior season with 3,022 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, eight interceptions, 1,206 rushing yards, and 20 rushing touchdowns.
  • The 49ers finished the 2011 season with a score of 13–3 but lost the NFC championship to the eventual Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants by a score of 20–17.
  • In his 2012 season, he played against the New York Jets where he scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard run.
  • His 2013 season starts against the Green Bay Packers and ended the season with 3,197 yards passing, 21 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions.
  • On 4th June 2014, he signed a six-year contract extension with the 49ers, worth up to $126 million.
  • He missed his 2015 season because of an injured left shoulder that required surgery and finished the season with 1,615 yards passing, six passing touchdowns, five interceptions, and 256 rushing yards.
  • Colin entered the 2016 season competing for starting quarterback position.
  • He ended his 2016 season by playing 12 games with 2,241 passing yards, sixteen passing touchdowns, four interceptions and added 468 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
  • On 3rd March 2017, he officially opted out of his contract with the 49ers which made him a free agent of the 2017 League Year.

In addition to this, 

  • He donated $25,000 to the Mothers Against Police Brutality organization that was started by Collette Flanagan, whose son fell victim to police brutality.
  • In 2018, he announced that he would make the final $100,000 donation of his "Million Dollar Pledge" in the form of $10,000 donations to charities that would be matched by celebrities.
  • In 2016, Kaepernick founded the "Know Your Rights Camp", an organization that held free seminars to disadvantaged youths to teach them about self-empowerment, American history, and legal rights.
  • In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing league owners of collusion to keep him out of the league.
  • On 15th February 2019, it was announced that he reached a confidential settlement with the NFL and withdrew the grievance. 
  • On 12th November 2019, the NFL set up a workout for him in Atlanta on Saturday, November 16. 

Who is Colin Kaepernick Dating?

Colin Kaepernick, with his girlfriend Nessa Deny

Source: @bleacherreport.com

Kaepernick is not married yet but he is in a relationship with radio personality and television host, Nessa Diab since July 2015 and officially went public about their relationship in February 2016. She is best known for her artist and celebrity interviews on KYLD and YouTube. She also hosted many MTV and MTV2 shows. She is a Muslim by her religion. The couple is living very happily as of now without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is the Net worth of Colin Kaepernick?

Colin Kaepernick is one of the most adorable NFL players. He has been successful to establish himself as one of the most popular football celebrities among his fans. He brings a fortune of wealth for his family. The exact net worth of Colin is $22 million and his salary is estimated to have $19,000,000 as of 2020. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.

How tall is Colin Kaepernick?

Colin Kaepernick is a very handsome footballer with an athletic body build. He has got a perfect height matching with his body weight. He has got a height of 1.93 m and a weight of 104 Kg. He ha multiple tattoos on his body as well. His other body measurements is under review but it will be added once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. 

Did You Know?

  • Kaepernick has multiple tattoos.
  • Since he was 10 years old, Kaepernick has had a pet African spurred tortoise named Sammy.