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Colin Kaepernick, age 25, is the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, who played and lost in the Super Bowl this past Sunday, Feb. 3. Colin replaced Alex Smith in November of last year. He was a huge shock to the team, he is a 6’4″, 230 pound man, the fastest in probably any sport making him “perhaps the most dangerous and unpredictable offensive force in the game.” Originally he wasn’t even supposed to be in football, considering he was drafted to the Cubs and offered numerous Division 1 scholarships in baseball. Since Colin became the starting quarterback for the 49ers, he has become a bit of an icon.
He comes from adopted parents and expresses absolutely no interest in meeting his biological mother and father. Low and behold, the biological mother comes out of hiding and publicly states that she would love to meet her son. I wonder why she decides she would like to see him now? Could it be because of his new-found fame? I see no other reason it isn’t. Even though she desperately wants to meet him, it appears Colin is adamant in his disinterest of his biological mother.
Since starting, Colin has become famous for kissing his bicep with a tattoo saying ‘FAITH’ during football games. The fans started calling this “Kaepernicking” and sharing it on Twitter constantly. Since then, he has decided to trademark this phrase. Since his parents had previously lost two children to heart failure, Colin wanted to help this cause. He called up his parents and wanted their help on which particular charity he should donate money to. They eventually decided that Camp Taylor was the charity they were going to use. Once Colin trademarked his #Kaepernicking phrase, he started selling merchandise with the word. He tied the T-Shirts he was selling right into Camp Taylor, with the charity being the home of Kaepernicking. All the proceeds from the sales of the T-Shirts are going directly towards helping Camp Taylor. Colin still has a long career ahead of him in the NFL, but he sure is making a good start. I can’t wait to see more from him.