Colin Kaepernick among inaugural class of his high school’s hall of fame
Colin Kaepernick is undoubtedly a polarizing figure within and well beyond the world of sports. But that is not stopping his high school from making the former three-sport star one of the inaugural members of its hall of fame.
Pitman High School, in Turlock, Calif., made the announcement of Kaepernick’s inclusion in part with an Instagram post in which he is depicted playing football, basketball and baseball.
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“Colin was a three sport star for Pitman HS, who continued his education at the University of Nevada, Reno where he played football,” the Instagram post reads. “At UNR, Colin became the only QB in the history of DI FBS college football to have passed for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 4,000 yards in a collegiate career. Colin continued his career into the NFL, where he became just the 2nd player from Stanislaus County to ever appear in a Super Bowl. Congratulations Colin!”
Kaepernick of course has been a significant source of controversy as the NFL season gets underway. Beyond his ongoing lawsuit against NFL owners amid his continued unemployment, Kaepernick just became the official spokesperson for Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign as part of the slogan’s 30th anniversary. Nike’s decision not surprisingly has been a major topic of discussion since the announcement.
All that aside, Kaepernick is expected to attend the induction ceremony, which will be held on Nov. 3, per a CBS Sacramento report.