81 Colin Kaepernick Quotes on Success and Justice

Colin Kaepernick is a former quarterback and civil rights activist.

Born November 3, 1987, Colin Kaepernick is a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers (2011–16) and a famous social activist.

Raised in Turlock, California, Kaepernick excelled in sports during his academic years.

He sparked nationwide debate by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

Colin Kaepernick

Despite facing backlash, he continued advocating for social justice, earning several honors for raising awareness about racial inequality.

Kaepernick has also engaged in various partnerships to address and act on these significant social justice issues.

I have listed the best quotes by Colin Kaepernick.

Best Colin Kaepernick Quotes


I have to learn more in order to preserve my body. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’m still trying to improve. Everything I can do to improve every part of my game – I’m going to do it. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

It is funny to me that because I can run, because I’m athletic, people tend to see that as my only asset. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t look like my high school self anymore. I feel like I look more like an adult now. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I refuse to take shortcuts. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

There are a lot of other parts on this team that do great things to make it easy for me to go out there. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I love America. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’ll never take the easy way out. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

As far as jeans and shirts, I rock a lot of different things. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I wouldn’t say there is one specific designer I rock. It’s more of the look of the shirt and what occasion and where I’m wearing it to. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Feelings aren’t going to help me win a game. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I never weighed myself when I was at my lightest because I didn’t want to know. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t think I can be too hard on myself. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’m not incapable of going through things. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

To me, I’m going out there focusing on competing, not worrying about cardio or anything like that. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Top Colin Kaepernick Quotes

You have to train hard and be strong while staying flexible and limber, so I’m trying to find that balance. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

You’re always going to be mad about a bad play. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I think the biggest part of my game that’s underestimated is the mental part of it. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Once you’re on the field, you’re playing. You’re not worried about anything other than doing your job to help your team. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Training, that’s my specialty. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’m going out to play, and to play to win. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t look at film that closely about my mechanics of where’s my elbow at. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

You have to take care of the ball to win football games. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

If you’re going to do something, you’re going to do it to be the best. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

What other people think of how I play and how I go about things really isn’t something I worry about. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’m here to play football. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Whether football’s here or not, I will be fine. I go out, I play to win. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Popular Colin Kaepernick Quotes

I think people have put too much focus on me. I don’t think they realize the other weapons we have on this team. I don’t think they realize the great offensive line that we have. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

A lot of them have families to feed, and I think it’s a tragic situation where players aren’t comfortable speaking what’s on their mind or what’s right because they’re afraid of consequences that come along with it. That’s not an ideal environment for anybody. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

There are a lot of details to running that I never even thought about. I just went out and ran. I think I can be faster. I think I can be quicker. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Teammates tell me to bring it down a notch in practice or that their hands are hurting. Randy Moss told me I was the first person to ever dislocate one of his fingers. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t want people to think you have to look a certain way or be a certain mold to be able to be a quarterback. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I have a very high expectation for everything I do. And when I go out and compete, I expect myself to make every play. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I have great respect for the religion. I know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

To try to prey on athletes’ livelihoods while one is going through a tough time is embarrassing to me. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

At the end of the day, you have to look at, ‘Are they knowledgeable? Are they doing their job?’ Not what their appearance is. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

God has brought me this far. He has laid out a phenomenal path for me. And I can’t do anything but thank him. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Thankfully, God blessed me with some legs that move pretty good, and we also get to wear pads, so I should be alright. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Famous Colin Kaepernick Quotes

I have great teammates around me who make plays. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

People are terrified of them to the point where Trump wants to ban all Muslims from coming here, which is ridiculous. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t believe in pressure. The pressure is not being prepared for what you want to do. ~ Colin Kaepernick.


I just want to improve game to game and try to get better. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

To me, I’ve played full seasons and had success. Mentally, I’ve been through it before. I’m not incapable of going through this. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

When it comes down to it, you’re playing football regardless of what offense you’re in. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t watch too much TV when it comes to sports or news or things like that. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted or judged based on what their beliefs are. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’d say that, 99 percent of the time at Nevada, I knew what the coverage was and where I was probably going before the ball was snapped. It makes it very easy when I only had to read one person and know that I was going from here to here, and if not, I’m checking it down. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I think being shy or a little bit more mild-mannered is more how you treat people and how you go about your business, not necessarily how you dress or things of that nature. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

When you step on the field, you want to be a starter. You want to be the person everybody looks to and says, ‘If we need a play to be made, let’s go to him.’ ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Great Colin Kaepernick Quotes

Pressure comes from a lack of preparation. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’ll always be a fan of coach Harbaugh. Not too sure about Michigan. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t play for job security. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

If you work hard and perform well, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 20 or 40. People are going to follow, and you can go in there and run the show. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Score a touchdown, kiss your tattoo. Kaepernicking! ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Mental health, for me, is doing everything I can to help this team win. Sitting around not doing anything isn’t something I’ve been too big on since I was young. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

In the heat of the battle, it’s always different than when you go back and look at it on film. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

All my tattoos, they’ve been thought out, thought over, been a work in progress for at least a year before I’ve got them. So I’m not walking into a tattoo shop, picking tattoos off a wall. It’s something that means something to me. It’s something that I believe in. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Quarterbacks can still have good bodies. I’m always conscious of the stereotype. I want to change what people think. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on the field. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I trained with a few Olympic runners and jumpers. Just to try to get a little bit faster, a little bit better. Anything I could do to try to get a little bit better and stay ahead of the competition. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

All my life, I’ve had these flashbacks, these dreams, nightmares, daymares, like visions, where I relive certain plays. Only the bad plays. I see them over and over, as if somebody’s rewinding a tape and forcing me to watch. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I do want to be a representative of the African community, and I want to hold myself and dress myself in a way that reflects that. I want black kids to see me and think, ‘Okay, he’s carrying himself as a black man, and that’s how a black man should carry himself.’ ~ Colin Kaepernick.

When I’m actually getting off the bus, I still have my gospel playing. That’s the way-to-the-game kind of music. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

You’re going to hurt, yes. You’re going to have tweaks and problems. But you’re a football player; you can play through those. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Short Colin Kaepernick Quotes

I was better at baseball, but I really loved football. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

The biggest thing is I watch myself: What I need to improve on, what I can do different. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I see myself as a quarterback who had the run the option for the offense to be successful. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Nobody cares if you’re black, white, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be. When you step on that field, you’re a member, in my case, the 49ers. That’s your job, your occupation. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

You have to be able to do everything as a quarterback, and that’s not necessarily taking care of your job but making sure you’re preparing everyone else to go out and play well. And make sure you have them in the right mindset when they step on the field. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I felt the way people talked to me was like, ‘It’s OK to be No. 2 in the NFL, a backup,’ and things like that. That’s never been my approach. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Whatever the offense dictates to allow me doing what I or this offense needs to do to win games, I’m going to do it. ~ Colin Kaepernick.


I haven’t seen a quarterback play a perfect game yet. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

People can talk all they want; that doesn’t affect how I go about my business. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Inspirational Colin Kaepernick Quotes

Most people don’t want to change. They’re comfortable and set in their ways. But in order to change, you have to be able to agitate people at times. And I think that’s something that’s very necessary for us to improve as a country. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

The NFL is a performance-based business, so you should have to perform to earn some of your money. At the same time, I realize that my success isn’t just because of what I do out there. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

Going out on the field frantic isn’t going to help you score points. You have to try to lead your team. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

I think, between the tattoos, the way I dress, the way I talk, people don’t think it should go together with a franchise quarterback or someone that’s leading the team or representing the organization. ~ Colin Kaepernick.

So these were the 81 top Colin Kaepernick quotes and sayings.

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