Colin Kaepernick gets major recognition from University of Nevada
The ballad of Colin Kaepernick has pretty much revolved around his fight for social justice. The movement he started by kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner will forever be the first thing people remember about him.
Unfortunately, it seems many have already forgotten how good of a football player he is.
The University of Nevada, however, sure doesn’t.
The school announced on Friday that Kaepernick will be inducted to the University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame, per CBS Sports. He is the biggest pride of the Wolf Pack football program after leading the team to a 13-1 record in that memorable 2010 season, winning the Western Athletic Conference championship. The Wolf Pack also won the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and finished as the 11th ranked team in the country.
Colin Kaepernick finished his colorful four-year college career as the Wolf Pack’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns, and total offensive yards. In his final year alone, he racked up 3,022 passing yards, 1,206 rushing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, and 20 rushing touchdowns.
Kap, who went on to play six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, will be joined in the University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame by his two ex-teammates, running back Vai Taua and defensive end Dontay Moch. Three former basketball standouts in Luke Babbitt, Armon Johnson, and Dellena Criner will also be inducted
Wolf Pack athletic director Doug Knuth acknowledged the newest batch of honorees.