Colin Kaepernick is a Milwaukee-born American football player. He is currently a free agent and is widely regarded as one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history.
In 2016, Kaepernick made headlines when he chose to kneel during the national anthem rather than stand, as is customary. He did this in response to racial discrimination and oppression. As a result, he opted out of his contract later that year and became a free agent.
|Height:||1.93m (6′ 4″)|
|Weight:||104 kg (230 lbs)|
|Profession:||Former footballer, Civil rights activists|
On November 3, 1987, Colin Rand Kaepernick made his debut into the world in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Colin Kaepernick is the third child to be adopted by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. His birth mother gave him up for adoption when he was a baby. Both of the couple’s oldest children, Kyle and Devon, were still living at home. After suffering the loss of two prior kids to congenital heart problems, the Kaepernicks made the decision to adopt a child.
Before moving to California when Colin was four years old, the Kaepernick family lived in Fond du Lac, which is located in Wisconsin. He attended John H. Pitman High School in Turlock, California, where he earned a perfect 4.0-grade point average as a student-athlete. Baseball was his primary emphasis throughout high school, and as a result, he received multiple scholarship offers to play the sport at the collegiate level.
On the other hand, he was interested in concentrating on football, and the University of Nevada made him an offer. During his time playing college football, he was consistently regarded as one of the most talented quarterbacks in the country at that level.
During his time playing college football, he established a number of records and got a number of accolades. He received the Offensive Player of the Year award from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) on two separate occasions. Additionally, Kaepernick was the only athlete in the history of NCAA Division I FBS to accumulate 10,000 yards throwing and 4,000 yards rushing over the course of a career.
In 2009, Colin was selected by the Chicago Cubs, but he passed up the opportunity to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB) in favour of continuing his career in football. After being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, he served as the team’s backup quarterback until the end of the 2012 season.
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He was outstanding all during the 2012 season, and as a result, the 49ers were able to win Super Bowl XLVII that very same year. They were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 31-34. In 2013, Colin guided the 49ers to the National Football Conference Championship game, which they played but ultimately lost to the Seattle Seahawks.
Colin and the 49ers came to an agreement on a contract extension for seven years in June of 2014. If the sale had gone through, Colin would have been eligible to receive up to $126 million from the deal itself and an additional $61 million in potential guarantees. In addition, the player received a signing bonus worth $12.3 million and a salary of $640,000 for the forthcoming season as part of the agreement.
The only part of the deal that was completely guaranteed was the sum of $13 million. Only in the event that Colin had an injury that ended his career was the prospective guaranteed money of $61 million guaranteed. It was a record-breaking contract for the time it was signed.
According to the terms of the contract, Colin’s base salary was reduced by $2 million for each year in which he was not named to the first or second All-Pro team OR for each year in which the 49ers did not play in the Super Bowl in the season prior (with Colin taking at least 80% of the snaps in that game). As a direct result of this, his basic salary for the beginning of the 2015 season was lowered from $12.4 million to $10.4 million.
What are Colin Kaepernick’s Net Worth and Career Earnings?
Colin Kaepernick is a social activist and a professional American football player who has accumulated a net worth of $22 million. Between the years 2011 and 2016, Colin played in the National Football League, during which time he earned little more than $43 million in compensation (before taxes and fees).
The 2016 NFL season marked the year when he earned a career-high pay of $14.3 million from the NFL. As a political and civil rights activist, he is most known for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem at National Football League games in order to voice his opposition to racial inequity and police brutality in the United States.