Colin Kaepernick is an American football player, presently a free agent, that formerly played as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Colin started playing in college at Nevada and was soon drafter by the 49ers in 2011. He was nominated the Western Athletic Offensive Player of the Year twice at Nevada and was the MVP of the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. After replacing Alex Smith following an injury in 2012, Kaepernick became the full-time starter. He’s most recently gained attention by sitting during the national anthem prior to a 49ers’ game in 2016.
Colin is Lutheran, and was baptized Methodist. He routinely attended a Baptist church during college. “My faith is the basis from where my game comes from.” He puts a lot of important to his faith. He’s got a number of tattoos alluding to his religion, such as the word “To God The Glory”.
He is pretty much obsessed with collecting sneakers and hats, and has dozens of sneakers.
In a recent controversy, Kaepernick chose to sit during the national anthem before a game. Later he kneeled during the anthem, followed by a few of his colleagues. He went on to explain his motivations, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder”. It would seem that he leans liberal and is most likely a Democrat. If it wasn’t for this controversy we probably wouldn’t know much about his views.
Colin has dated a number of women during the last few years, but is currently in a relationship with television host Nessa Diab. They both started seeing each other around June 2015.
The NFL player used to be far better at baseball than football. He actually got more attention from baseball, which included looks from scouts and the media. He decided to go to the University of Nevada after they were the only one who offered him a football scholarship. But of course he was offered lots of baseball scholarships.