Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/3/13
Colin Kaepernick was honored with his own day in his hometown of Turlock, Calif., on Saturday. Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., and lived in Fond du Lac, Wisc., until he was four. His family moved to Turlock, a small city in Stanislaus County about 100 miles east of San Francisco, which is where he was raised until leaving for college in Reno. The city of Turlock is proud of Kaepernick and declared Saturday “Colin Kapernick Day.” “We hereby encourage all citizens in our community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick,” said Turlock Mayor John Lazar at a gathering Saturday. Kaepernick attended Pitman High School in Turlock where he was a 4.0 student and star football, baseball, and basketball player. He was actually a highly-recruited baseball prospect who could throw 92 mph as a pitcher, but he chose to pursue a career in football instead. Below is a video from KXTL of the city celebrating Colin Kaepernick Day: The post Colin Kaepernick’s hometown of Turlock celebrated a day in his honor appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Colin Kaepernick has a huge pet tortoise named Sammy (Picture) Colin Kaepernick offered free Red Robin for life if he wins Super Bowl Randy Moss: Colin Kaepernick throws so hard he dislocated my finger

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

J.D. Martinez signs with Red Sox

Fergie apologizes for NBA All-Star anthem performance

Skier Joel Gisler has horrific crash in halfpipe

NBC analyst Tanith White uses unfortunate wording when talking about Shibutanis

Report: Kirk Cousins won't sign long-term with new team if tagged and traded

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Verlander speaks out against MLB rule change

Polian: Lamar Jackson 'short' and 'slight,' needs to be a WR

Baker Mayfield will not attend 2018 NFL Draft

Anthony Rizzo opens up about vigil speech: 'Hardest thing I ever had to do'

Jeremy Lin defends J.J. Redick over perceived racial slur

Blackhawks ban fans who shouted racist taunts at opponent

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Ten bold predictions for 2018 MLB season

Wil Myers has a tough adjustment ahead of him

10 NFL offseason moves that need to happen

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

Champions League Round of 16 preview, predictions

49ers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

The 'Hope springs eternal' quiz

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker