10 Things to Know About Colin Kaepernick

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Early Days

Kaepernick’s family relocated to Turlock, California, where he first starting playing football at age 8. In high school, he was a triple threat, excelling in football, baseball and basketball. He turned down many baseball scholarships and decided to pursue football professionally, landing a football scholarship at the University of Nevada in 2006. (Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)