Colin Kaepernick

by ccf3447 on November 16, 2013

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Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 3, 1987

*African-American, including Ghanaian (biological father)
*Bohemian Czech, Irish (biological mother)

Colin Kaepernick is an American professional football player. He was adopted by white parents, Teresa and Rick Kaepernick.

His biological father was African-American. His biological mother, Heidi (Zabransky) Russo, is white.

The surname Kaepernick is German.

Colin’s biological maternal grandfather is James Paul Zabransky (the son of Joseph Frank Zabransky and Norma). Joseph’s parents, Frank Joseph Zabransky and Magdalene Kroupa, were Bohemian (Czech) immigrants.

Colin’s biological maternal grandfather is Margaret Ann Curran. The surname Curran is usually of Irish origin.

Colin has said that he has traced some of his ancestry to Ghana.

Source: New York Times biographical article about Colin Kaepernick (2017) –

Photo by PrPhotos

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

savanna July 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

“In an Instagram post alongside the video, Kaepernick explained: ‘In a quest to find my personal independence, I had to find out where my ancestors came from.’
He told of how he traced his ancestral roots to Ghana”

GLXY September 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm

So because he said he has Ghanaian ancestor, we supposed to just believe him without any proves ?

I wonder where he discovers this information

fuzzybear44 September 25, 2017 at 8:00 am

Well he went there, so he believes it’s part of his heritage. Maybe he did a test, and is just not sharing it, it does happen

bearboy September 25, 2017 at 8:35 am

I may be wrong but I am guessing GLXY’s point could also be is Kaepernick is lying or making this statement randomly without DNA proof or documented evidence. Don’t forget Alessandra Torresani being “half Jewish” and “celebrating Chanukah” or Chuck Norris being “half Irish half Native American.” Celebrities like everyone else make claims without knowing them for a fact even though in this case it most likely is the case Colin Kaepernick know’s what he is talking about.

GLXY September 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

That’s exactly what I meant. Usually white americans just say “I’m Irish” and when you check their genealogy they’re mostly British and/or German with a bunch of partial european roots (Irish, Dutch, Frenxh, Italian, etc…).

For Black Americans, the default answer is to say I have ancestors from Ghana and Nigeria while they have partial african roots from all over the african west coast. If he was able to traced his roots from Ghana, there was probably other roots.

fuzzybear44 September 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm

I understood what was meant.

fuzzybear44 September 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm

@ Glxy

Well the profile does say including Ghana, which leaves room for other countries .Maybe Ghana was the highest, and he just decided to focus on that one. Also it’s isn’t just Africa West. personally my Africa background has everything circle except Sudan and Ethiopia. I went back and looked, and Egypt was circle with the rest of North Africa

neiltennant September 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

his eyes say to me and my eyes

he looks arab

fuzzybear44 September 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm

That’s right Colin, screw that song. I don’t stand up for it either

midori29 August 31, 2016 at 6:06 am

He considers himself black and African American.

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 4:16 am

this guy must have many problems with racial profiling at airports because he looks so arabian

phaedra May 11, 2016 at 8:53 pm

He looks like Kenny from South Park

asdfkj October 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

he looks egyptian

midori29 August 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

Many Egyptians are subsharan African black mixed in the current times. There is no dividing line people migrate and mix. And there are black Egyptians I personally know one.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 1:03 am

Looks nothing like African American!

Thought he was a full Middle Eastern, like Palestinian or something.


Cute eyes btw. xx

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 4:15 am
fuzzybear44 July 5, 2017 at 11:22 pm

What does a African American look like? I really want to know

neiltennant July 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm

maybe he would look better if he had only african american roots :-/

California July 19, 2015 at 5:16 am

Tf kind of comment is this? You have something against mixed people???

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 8:56 am

Very ignorant and bigoted comment. He is what he is. Mixed. I’m mixed too. We are good looking people…

Lateralus June 23, 2015 at 6:50 am

weird mix

M June 6, 2015 at 12:55 am

He looks straight up Arab.

WTF October 6, 2014 at 12:39 am

He looks like an ugly version of Zayn Malik.

Dogg November 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm

One Direction sucks.

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