Colin Kaepernick

Marketing Director at Nike, Inc.

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Marketing Director at Nike, Inc.

Biography

Colin Kaepernick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Kaepernick played college football for the University of Nevada in Reno, where he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year twice and became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to amass 10,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career. After graduating, he was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Kaepernick began his professional football career as a backup quarterback to Alex Smith and became the 49ers' starter in the middle of the 2012 season after Smith suffered a concussion. He then remained the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, leading the team to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. During the 2013 season, his first full season as a starter, Kaepernick helped the 49ers reach the NFC Championship Game. Over the next three seasons, Kaepernick lost and won back his starting job, with the 49ers missing the playoffs for three years consecutively. He opted out of his contract with the 49ers to become a free agent after the 2016 season.

In 2016, Kaepernick became a national figure when he ignited a firestorm of controversy by refusing to stand while the United States national anthem was being played before the start of NFL games. He described his behavior as a protest against racial injustice in the United States. His actions prompted negative and positive responses. The negative responses included suggestions that players who protest should be fired; other people displayed their disapproval of players' protests by leaving the stadium immediately after the protests or refusing to watch games at all. Positive responses included similar activity by additional athletes in the NFL and other American sports leagues protesting in various ways during the anthem. In November 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL and its owners, accusing them of colluding to not hire him. In 2018, Amnesty International awarded Kaepernick with that year's Ambassador of Conscience award.

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Know Your Rights Camp

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Co-Founder at Sara & Evan Williams Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Nike, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Nike, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Nike, Inc.

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Director at Oregon Sports Authority

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President at Nike Foundation

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Investor at Nextdoor, Inc.

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Venture Partner at Greylock Partners

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Chief Executive Officer at JLabs LLC

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Co-Founder at Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Colin Kaepernick
Marketing Director at Nike, Inc.
Career History
Quarterback
Prior

San Francisco Forty Niners Ltd. owns and manages an American professional football team. The firm handles football operations, brand development and advertising. The company was founded by Tony Morabito in 1946 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Marketing Director
Current

NIKE, Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, equipment, and services. It operates through the following segments: North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Greater China; Asia Pacific & Latin America; Global Brand Divisions; Converse; and Corporate. The North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Greater China; and Asia Pacific & Latin America segments refers to the design, development, marketing, and selling of athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment. The Global Brand Divisions represents NIKE Brand licensing businesses. The Converse segment designs, markets, licenses, and sells casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories. The Corporate segment consists of unallocated general and administrative expenses. The company was founded by William Jay Bowerman and Philip H. Knight on January 25, 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, OR.

Founder
Current
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Member, Board of Directors
2020 - Current
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