Colin Kaepernick Net worth, Charity, Quarterback, Career

Published Date   04th Dec. 2017, 10:48 am
Colin Kaepernick Net worth, Charity, Quarterback, Career
Quick Info
Birth Name: Colin Rand Kaepernick
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $14.3 million
Qualification: Studied at University of Nevada, Reno

Colin Kaepernick, an American football quarterback, currently is regarded as a free agent. By 2017, he was named as “Citizen of the Year” by GQ Magazines for his roles and contributions. Dedication towards the dream is the cause Colin Kaepernick net worth is increasing higher and higher with the interval of time. Full bio is given below.


Colin Kaepernick born on November 3, 1987 is renamed as 2 × WAC (Western Athletic Conference). He is the renowned player to create record with 12,271 of Passing Yards, 2300 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 59.8 completion percentage and 88.9 passer ratings as of 2016. He is selected for the second round of the NFL Draft 2011 with a pick of 36. He played for San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2016. Colin Kaepernick Net worth went up after being a public face.

Early Life and Education

Colin Kaepernick was born on November 3, 1987 to mother Heidi Russo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Later, adopted by father Rick Kaepernick and mother Teresa Kaepernick when he was just of few weeks.

Before his adoption, the couple were blessed with two children and had lost two other babies because of heart defects. Thus the couple were looking for a baby and got Colin. He is the youngest of three children.

At a young age, Colin Kaepernick along with his Kaepernick family moved to California at 4. There he attended school in Turlock California. Then he enrolled to John H. Pitman High school following University of Nevada, Reno (2010).


Colin, interested in athlete since his childhood, started playing youth football at the age of 8. He played as a defensive end and punter. Eventually became the youth’s team to quarterback position. Colin is not only an intelligent student scoring 4.0 GPA at John H. Pitman High School, he is also a nominee for All-State selection in football, basketball and baseball. He was the Most Valuable Player of the Central California Conference in football for leading his school to first playoff victory.


In 2006, the baseball player, Colin Kaepernick got registered on Major League Baseball’s website. He earned Northern California athlete as a pitcher. Later he became the member of the Brewers Grey squad in 2005 Area Code games. He completed the year with a record of 11-2, 97 strikeouts and 39 walks.

By 2009, Kaepernick drafted in the 2009 major League Baseball Draft in the 43rd round by Chicago Club. Because he is more interested in football and wanted to continue his career as a footballer, he rejected the proposal.


Colin started his football career from his college Nevada scoring 19 passing downs, 3 interceptions, 2175 passing yards with 53.8 completion percentage.

By 2008, he became the fifth player in the NCCA history with a record of 2000yards and rush for 1000 or more yards in a single season. During the year he ranked as 2nd among all NCAA QB’s with  1130 yardage, 7th with 7.02 yards per carry, 9th with 17 rushing TD’s.

After certain duration Colin record a new Humanitarian Bowl record with 370 yards and received MVP. As Colin was the first sophomore, he got renamed as the WAC offensive player of the year. Then became first team All- WAC quarterback.

Subsequently in the year 2009, he again got renamed as the second team All-WAC quarterback. He completed the year with 2052 passing yards and 1183 rushing yards. He enlisted as the 1st player in the NCCA history to record back-to-back 2000/1000 yards season.

With the season of 2010, he got enlisted for several awards including Manning Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Paul Hornung Award, the Maxwell Award, the Unitas Award and the Walter Camp Award.

In the history of Division I FBS college football he is the one and only one quarterback to pass over 10000 yards and over 4000 rushing yards. He is the one in Division 1 FBS quarterback to pass 2000 yards and 1000 rushing yards in a single season.

Then, Colin Kaepernick completed his bachelor degree in business management from Nevada in December 2010. He also became the member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Colin Kaepernick then converted his interest into a professional career. He signed with XAM Sports and Entertainment. On April 29, 2011 Colin traded up by San Francisco 49ers as the 14th pick in the second round (36th overall) at the 2011 NFL Draft.

Colin completed the season 2011, losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.

After considering Colin as a dynamic player with scrambling ability and arm strength, he is selected as a quarterback. Then, his play create a new record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 181. He also broke the record of Michael Vick’s record of 173 and 49ers postseason rushing yards.

Colin Kaepernick began 2013 season on a strong note passing for 412 yards and three touchdowns. Though, his loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game, he record 49ers with 12-4.

The following year the 49ers listed to 8-8 marks in 2014. But slightly, began losing with Colin’s shoulder injury.

National Anthem Controversy

The rumors got speeded when Colin refused to stand for the National Anthem before his preseason game in late August 2016. During the year he gained both support and blame from fellow NFL Player’s, celebrities and politicians. Colin on the field of sport delivered a solid performance and became a free agent. He got his new name as a player without a team while the 2017 NFL season started.

Meanwhile the protest took the larger form and bigger attention of the media on the particular issue. The topic became more challenging and interesting with the current U.S. president Donald Trump.

Eventually the next month, he was given the title as “Citizen of the Year” by GQ on its cover page. The magazine explained, “he is the real hero who tool a knee to protest police brutality being criticized by millions people and locked out of the NFL. He is also provided a new name as an athletes who risked to make the things difference”.

Contributions and Charity

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick currently on last September made $1 million donation in order to feed a special meal to men at Riker’s Island during holiday season.

He is an individual who contributes a lot to social causes.

And thus, for his fight for social justice, Colin received Muhammad Ali Legacy Awards by Sport Illustrated and Ali’s family.

Personal Life

Kaepernick dated Nessa, radio personality and television host, in July 2015. And made an official announcement on February 2016. Till date, there are no any rumors or news regarding their love life. The couple are living together and are supposed to enjoying each other’s company. Through Colin Kaepernick net worth they are living a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle.

Net worth

Colin Kaepernick net worth of 2017 is yet to be reviewed. Colin Kaepernick net worth is valued at $14.3 million as of 2016.

He received a record of $126 million contract in 2014 by San Francisco 49ers.

As a popular player Colin Kaepernick net worth might be a huge sum of money. Professional career as a quarterback is a source of Colin Kaepernick net worth.

Kaepernick net worth is supposed to increase more if he keeps playing with the same obsession and dedication.

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