American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL)
Colin Rand Kaepernick
How tall is Colin Kaepernick?
193 cm / 6 ft 4 in
When was Colin Kaepernick born?
03 November 1987
How old is Colin Kaepernick in 2017?
Where was Colin Kaepernick born?
Who is Colin Kaepernick? / Facts
He played college football at Nevada, and was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft
At Nevada, he twice was named the Western Athletic Offensive Player of the Year, and he was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl
Beginning his professional career as a backup to Alex Smith, Kaepernick became the 49ers' starter in the middle of the 2012 season when Smith suffered a concussion
He remained the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season and went on to lead the 49ers to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1994, although the game ended in defeat for the team
Despite posting strong numbers in his first full season as a starter and helping the 49ers reach the NFC Championship for a second consecutive year, Kaepernick's performance began to decline
The 49ers missed the playoffs in 2014 season as Kaepernick's statistics dropped from the previous year and he was benched following persistent struggles during the 2015 season
After beginning the 2016 season as a backup, he resumed his duties as a starter early in the year
In 2016, Kaepernick gained national attention when he began protesting the alleged oppression of black people and other non-white races by not standing while the United States national anthem was being performed before the start of games
His actions prompted a wide variety of responses, including additional athletes in the NFL and other US sports leagues protesting in various ways during the anthem