Colin Kaepernick who was born on November 3, 1987, has played for the San Francisco 49ers and been in the NFL since 2011. He is a one of the youngest QBs to ever play in the Super Bowl at age 25.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Colin Kaepernick.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #1:
Colin Kaepernick was born in Wisconsin and adopted within days of being born by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. Being a bi-racial baby, adopted by a Caucasian family, this posed problems early in life but Colin soon ignored the issue and the problems went away.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #2:
Not only can Colin Kaepernick throw a football a long distance but in high school, his fastball was clocked at 94 MPH.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #3:
Colin played for the University of Nevada, which was the only school in the country that offered him a scholarship which he earned at a tryout, not through a conventional recruitment.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #4:
Colin may be a future Nostradamus. In the 4th grade he wrote a school report and in the report he said when he got older he would be the starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers or Green Bay Packers.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #5:
Colin Kaepernick was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of High School and also was recruited to play baseball for the University of Notre dame but declined that offer as well, cause football was his true love.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #6:
Colin was originally recruited to play Safety but because of injury to the University of Nevada starting QB, came in as a replacement in the 5th game of his freshman year and had a big game. He threw four TDs and almost 400 yards and from that day forward was the starting QB for the University of Nevada. He went on to become the first QB in Division 1 FBS history to throw for over 10,000 yards and rush for more than 4,000.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #7:
Colin has over 15 Tattoos and two of them are religious cause of his devout upbringing as a confirmed Lutheran but baptized as a Methodist and attended Baptist services in college. His devotion led him to getting Psalms 27:3 and 18:39 on his arms.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #8:
” Kaepernicking,” is Colin’s trademark celebration where he flexes his bicep and kisses it in tribute to God for giving him the strength to follow his heart and accomplish his goals.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #9:
Colin Kaepernick has a pet tortoise named Sammy, that weighs over 100 pounds. He grew up in Turlock California which is an appropriate name for a guy who has a giant tortoise as a pet.
Colin Kaepernick Facts #10:
Colin recently signed a contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers for 6 years and $114 million dollars with $12 million guaranteed and a maximum payout of almost $130 million. Not bad for an adopted kid who only got a scholarship cause he actively pursued one. Would have been so easy for him just to take the baseball deal and compromise but he didn’t. And now it has paid off, way to go Colin.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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