An inspirational, faith-filled memoir by the San Francisco 49ers QB--one of the most fascinating sports figures in America talks about his extraordinary life: from adoption as a baby to losing a Super Bowl with the last throw; from his tattoos to his Christianity; from his family life to his life on the football field.
When Colin Kaepernick fell one completion short of leading the 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XLVII, fans worldwide witnessed the birth of an NFL megastar--who wasn't even supposed to be on the field that Super Sunday. After starting QB Alex Smith was sidelined by injury early in the season, the 49s turned to Colin. Yet on the day before the big game, this man who had improbably led his team to greatness was nearly paralyzed and believed he might never play--or even walk--again.
As Different reveals, Colin's success has come through adversity. Adopted in infancy, this mixed-race child had to fight for acceptance while growing up in a predominantly white town--a battle he won thanks to his phenomenal natural ability and sharp, inquisitive mind. A baseball phenom with a 4.0 average in high school, Colin broke records at the University of Nevada, then was passed over in the first round of the NFL draft.
With poignant honesty, this quiet superstar explains for the first time what happened the day before the Super Bowl, and shares details about the game he loves, including his coaches and teammates. He talks candidly about his Christian faith and his relationship with God, his upbringing and his parents Rick and Teresa, his love of tattoos and high fashion, and how he endured false allegations of sexual assault.
In his own words Luke puts the record straight, offering a rare and fascinating look at one of the NFL's most famous and storied players. Different captures and catalogs the remarkable journey and evolution of one of football's preeminent quarterbacks.