EXCLUSIVE : Colin Kaepernick has signed with CAA for representation.
The former NFL star holds the all-time NFL record for most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback. In 2016, he took a knee during “The Star Spangled Banner” to bring attention to systemic oppressions against Black and Brown people, and since then, has founded and helped to fund three organizations: Know Your Rights Camp, Ra Vision Media, and Kaepernick Publishing, which advance the liberation of Black and Brown people through storytelling, systems change, and political education.
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Kaepernick sits on Medium’s Board of Directors, and has garnered numerous honors, including Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Honor; GQ Magazine ’s “Citizen of the Year;” the NFL’s Len Eshmont Award; Sports Illustrated ’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award; ACLU’s Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award; and the Puffin/Nation Institute’s Prize for Creative Citizenship.
In 2019, Kaepernick helped Nike win an Emmy Award for its “Dream Crazy” commercial.
In 2021, he and Ava DuVernay released Colin in Black & White , a six-episode limited series on Netflix exploring his high school years. It won two NAACP Image Awards.
In 2022, Kaepernick became a New York Times bestselling author for his acclaimed children’s picture book I Color Myself Different.
He continues to be represented by Ben Meiselas at Geragos & Geragos. More from Deadline Best of Deadline
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