Celebrating Colin Kaepernick

Svendsgaard Swanson

Colin Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1987. He was an athletic and mobile quarterback and he attended the University of Nevada. Colin set a couple of school and college recordsHe set a record for total passing and rushing yards that some experts say it may never be broken. He was drafted in 2011 by the San Francisco 49ers, and he led the team to Super Bowl XLVII less than two years later. In 2016, Kaepernick drew attention for refusing to stand for the national anthem, which was a form of protest that other players started doing and became a big political topic. He protested the police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. He filed a grievance against NFL owners the following year for colluding to keep him out of the NFL, before agreeing to a confidential settlement in February 2019. People should care because Colin is standing up for what he believes in.