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Colin Kaepernick

American football quarterback

Colin Rand Kaepernick (born November 3, 1987) is an American football player. He plays the position quarterback. Kaepernick plays for the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. In the 2011 NFL Draft the 49ers selected Kaepernick in the second round with the 36th overall pick.

Colin Kaepernick
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Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012
No. 7
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 31)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:John H. Pitman
(Turlock, California)
College:Nevada
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • WAC Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2010)
  • NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game (181 yards)
  • NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single postseason (264 yards)
Career NFL statistics
TDInt:72–30
Passing yards:12,271
Completion percentage:59.8
Passer rating:88.9
Rushing yards:2,300
Rushing touchdowns:13
Player stats at NFL.com

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.[1] He did this to protest the racial injustice such as police brutality in the United States.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem". NFL.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  2. Boren, Cindy. "Colin Kaepernick reportedly will now stand during the national anthem". chicagotribune.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.