Colin Kaepernick

2013 NFL - NFL International Series Game 8 - Photocall - October 23, 2013

Kaepernick in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

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

Date of Birth: November 3, 1987

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

Colin Kaepernick is an American professional football player and spokesperson.

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 is a practicing Christian.

Colin’s biological maternal grandfather is named 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 named 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 –

57 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

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

  2. midori29 says:

    He considers himself black and African American.

  3. phaedra says:

    He looks like Kenny from South Park

  4. asdfkj says:

    he looks egyptian

    • midori29 says:

      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.

  5. Capricious says:

    Looks nothing like African American!

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


    Cute eyes btw. xx

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