Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in the news this week after it was announced he would be receiving an honorary degree from Morgan State University because of his social justice work.
Kaepernick is not the only figure being honored by Morgan State as education advocate David Burton and filmmaker David Talbert are also receiving honorary degrees.
Kaepernick, who last played in the league in 2016, has made a recent push to return to the NFL. Earlier this year, he was reunited with former Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh at Michigan’s spring game, where he participated in a throwing audition for NFL scouts.
Kaepernick was previously linked to the Seattle Seahawks after having talks with head coach Pete Carroll.
“I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in, step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that though and show that very quickly,” he said after the showcase.