Facts You Might Not Know About Colin Kaepernick

Athletes | 12/19/19

Colin Kaepernick entered the league as a relatively unknown player from the University of Nevada. But once he got his shot with the 49ers, he became one of the upper-level quarterbacks playing in the NFL. But almost as quickly as he became a star, his career was over.

Most fans know that Kaepernick protested police brutality during each week’s national anthem. But a lot of fans don’t know what he’s been up to since his career ended.

He Was Adopted As A Newborn

He Was Adopted As A Newborn
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MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick’s birth parents had separated soon before he was born and opted to put the baby up for adoption. Rick and Theresa Kaepernick decided to bring the baby into their home alongside two other children.

The couple had lost two children to heart defects. Colin was initially adopted and brought home in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. When he was four, the family moved to Turlock, California, and that is where he was raised.