Colin Kaepernick will be inducted into the hall of fame of Pitman High School, his alma mater, in Turlock, California. The school made the announcement on Wednesday, according to Sports Illustrated.
Kaepernick was an All-Star player of baseball, basketball and football at Pitman High. He graduated in 2006 and is among eight others to be honored as part of the school’s inaugural Hall of Fame class.
The former NFL quarterback’s protest during the national anthem caused a rift in his hometown supporters. Dave Wells, the school’s A.D., addressed the controversy saying, “Colin was chosen, like all the others, for their contribution to the history of athletes here at Pitman.”
Kaepernick will be honored on Nov. 3.
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Saturday, November 3rd, the PDF is hosting the 1st Pitman Hall of Fame Dinner. During the next weeks we will be announcing the inductees of our first #PHSHOF18 class. Our next honoree is Colin Kaepernick, Class of 2006. Colin was a three sport star for Pitman HS, who continued his education at the University of Nevada, Reno where he played football. At UNR, Colin became the only QB in the history of DI FBS college football to have passed for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 4,000 yards in a collegiate career. Colin continued his career into the NFL, where he became just the 2nd player from Stanislaus County to ever appear in a Super Bowl. Congratulations Colin! 📷: Modesto Bee PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT! Tickets for the event are $60 and can be purchased online at www.pitmandevelopmentfoundation.com or by calling 209-678-6550. The PDF is dedicating to raising funds to support capital improvements to the PHS campus.