Know About Colin Kaepernick; Stats, Team, Girlfriend, Parents, Net Worth

Published Date: 02 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 02 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Whether for his glorifying stint with San Francisco team or his controversial kneeling during the national anthem, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is never out of the media attention. The free-agent-of-long has commanding stats to speak for his professional success.

Colin Kaepernick found himself deprived of early love after his birthmother placed him for adoption at an infant age. It was his caretaker parents who succored him in becoming the sportsman he is today.

Bio & Early Life

The 31-years-of-age footballer was born as Colin Rand Kaepernick on 3 November 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi Russo. Before his birth, his African-American birthfather left his mother, Heidi, soon after knowing she was pregnant. With the struggle to raise a child alone and ensuring Colin gets a perfect life, Heidi placed him for adoption when he was only six weeks old.

Colin was taken by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, who raised him alongside their son, Kyle, and daughter, Devon. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and later relocated with his new family to California while he was 4. Growing up in a white-dominated area as an only bi-racial child in a white family raised many questions; however, Colin was well loved and supported by his godparents.

As a kid, Colin attended John H. Pitman High School and later gained a scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno. Meantime, he was already up with his amateur football career.

Career Stats, Controversy, Net Worth

After a fantastic college stats of 82 touchdowns and 10,098 yards from 51 games, Colin entered the NFL platform as a second round pick for San Francisco 49ers at the 2011 NFL Draft. Following that, he recorded his first career touchdown in his team’s fourth game in 2012 season.

On 4 June 2014, Colin penned a six-year contract extension worth around $126 Million with the 49ers with $54 Million in potential guarantees and $13 Million fully guaranteed. However, the promising quarterback was alleged of disrespecting the American flag during the third preseason game in 2016.


Colin Kaepernick in his San Francisco 49ers jersey (Picture: Sporting News)

Colin’s act of kneeling down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem as a protest against racial injustice drew a massive criticism including that of President Donald Trump. His method of protest though garnered him some supporters including other NFL players, the aftermaths of controversial move forced Colin to opt out of his 49ers’ contract.

Before calling it quits and becoming a free agent on 3 March 2017, Colin summoned the potential net worth of $20 Million from his sporting stints.

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Colin’s Supportive Media Personality Girlfriend

While the criticism flowed following his controversial protest, Colin always found a supportive corner of his media personality girlfriend, Nessa Diab, who stood for his move against racial injustice.


Colin Kaepernick with girlfriend Nessa Diab on 9 March 2018 (Picture: Colin’s Instagram)

The radio and TV presenter is reportedly dating the football quarterback since July 2015. However, the pair waited until February 2016 to publicize their relationship. To this point, they seem to be fond of one another and like to spend quality time in each other’s company.

Some Interesting Facts About Colin Kaepernick

  • During his college career, Colin twice claimed the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year honor and also became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to record 10,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards.
  • Colin withdrew a grievance against the NFL following a confidential settlement on 15 February 2019, after initially accusing the NFL owners of collusion to keep him out of the league in November 2017.
  • After his national anthem controversy, he pledged to donate one million dollars to organizations working in oppressed communities.
  • Colin founded Know Your Rights Camp in 2016 with the hopes of teaching youths about self-empowerment, American history, and legal rights.
  • He owns a pet African spurred tortoise named Sammy with his family since he was 10 years old.   
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