Colin Kaepernick Family and Parents – Colin Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and former football quarterback know all about him in this article.
Colin Kaepernick Wiki
|Birthdate ( Age)||3 November 1987|
|Place of Birth||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Parents||Teresa Kaepernick, Rick Kaepernick|
|Profession||American civil rights activist and former football quarterback|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and former football quarterback. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). His protests received renewed attention in 2020 amid the George Floyd protests against police brutality and racism, but he remains unsigned by any professional football team.
Colin Kaepernick Family, Parents
Kaepernick was born in 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to then-19-year-old Heidi Russo, who is white.His birth father, who is African-American and whose identity is unknown, separated from Russo before Kaepernick was born.
Russo placed Kaepernick up for adoption and at 5-weeks-old he was placed with a white couple named Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. The couple had two biological children: son Kyle and daughter Devon. The Kaepernicks decided to adopt a boy after losing two other sons to heart defects.
Kaepernick lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, until age four, when his family moved to California. When he was eight years old, Kaepernick began playing youth football as a defensive end and punter. At age nine, he was the starting quarterback on his youth team, and he completed his first pass for a long touchdown.
Colin Kaepernick Wife, Is Colin Kaepernick Married
Colin Kaepernick is in relationship with longtime girlgriend Nessa Diab. Although Kaepernick and Diab were first linked in 2015, they didn’t officially confirm their relationship until February 2016, when they attended a charity function together. The two had already been together for months before they made their debut as an “official couple” at the Valentine’s Day event, according to TMZ’s sources at the time.
Colin Kaepernick Net Worth
Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and former football quarterback hasa an estimated Net Worth around $ 20 Million in 2022.
Professonal Career and Activism
Kaepernick received most of his high school accolades as a baseball pitcher. He received several scholarship offers in that sport, but he wanted to play college football.The University of Nevada, Reno was the only college to offer him a football scholarship, and Kaepernick signed with Nevada in February 2006.Kaepernick started his college career in 2007 with the Wolf Pack as a back-up quarterback, playing in 11 of the team’s 13 games.
On April 29, 2011, the San Francisco 49ers traded up with the Denver Broncos from the thirteenth pick in the second round to select Kaepernick as the fourth pick in the second round (36th overall) at the 2011 NFL Draft. The Broncos received picks 45, 108, and 141 overall in exchange for the 36th overall pick. Kaepernick spent the 2011 season as backup to Alex Smith and attempted just five passes during the season.
Kaepernick signed a six-year contract extension with the 49ers, worth up to $126 million, including $54 million in potential guarantees, and $13 million fully guaranteed. On September 17, Kaepernick was fined by the NFL for using inappropriate language on the field. On October 9, he was fined $10,000 by the NFL for appearing at a post-game press conference wearing headphones from Beats by Dre, while the league’s headphone sponsor was Bose.
In February 2019, it was reported that Kaepernick spoke with the Alliance of American Football and XFL about becoming a quarterback for them but wanted a guaranteed $20,000,000 per season. XFL quarterbacks were paid $250,000 per seasonwhile AAF quarterbacks were signed to an unguaranteed $250,000 over three seasons.
In June 2020, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he regretted not signing Kaepernick in 2017; however for the 2020 season, he would not be signing him and was happy with Geno Smith as the team’s backup quarterback. Carroll indicated “someone is interested” in Kaepernick and that a team contacted him about Kaepernick to get some insight on him and Carroll said that it is the first time any team has contacted him since his 2017 meeting with Kaepernick.
Leading up to the 2016 season, Kaepernick was active in July on social media with social commentary on the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the police shooting of Charles Kinsey and the acquittal of police in the death of Freddie Gray.In the 49ers third preseason game of the season, reporter Steve Wyche noticed Kaepernick sitting down during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, as opposed to the tradition of standing.
In the 49ers’ fourth and final preseason game, Kaepernick kneeled during the U.S. national anthem to show more respect to former and current U.S. military members while still protesting during the anthem after having a conversation with former NFL player and U.S. military veteran Nate Boyer.
After the September 2016 police shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott,Kaepernick commented publicly on the shootings saying, “this is a perfect example of what this is about”.
After initial backlash against his protests, Kaepernick pledged to donate $1 million to “organizations working in oppressed communities”. 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, Kaepernick 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.
Also in 2016, Kaepernick and his partner Nessa founded the “Know Your Rights Camp”, an organization which held free seminars to disadvantaged youths to teach them about self-empowerment, American history, and legal rights.In April 2020, the Know Your Rights Camp launched a relief fund for individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Kaepernick donated $100,000 to the fund.