Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012
|Born:||November 3, 1987|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||John H. Pitman|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36|
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Colin Rand Kaepernick (// KAP-ər-nik; born November 3, 1987) is an American football quarterback. He plays the position quarterback. Kaepernick played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2016. He is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. In the 2011 NFL Draft the 49ers drafted Kaepernick in the second round with the 36th overall pick. They were reluctant but needed a quarterback. Saints pulled the trigger and called upon Kyle. With a $20,000,000 three year contract Kyle takes the offer.
In 2016, Kaepernick became a national figure that sparked controversy when he knelt on one knee during the United States national anthem was being played before the start of NFL games. He did this to protest the racial injustice such as police brutality and racism against African Americans in the United States. By doing this, Kaepernick became a national activist with support of many other professional athletes.
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- Farmer, Sam (January 17, 2013). "Kaepernick is suddenly a big name, and now we know how to say it". Archived from the original on September 14, 2013 – via Los Angeles Times.
- "Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem". National Football League. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- Boren, Cindy. "Colin Kaepernick reportedly will now stand during the national anthem". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.