On Wednesday night, the University of Michigan announced who the honorary captain would be for the football team's spring game.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received the honor. "Football Family. Excited to share the field with our honorary captain for Saturday's Maize and Blue Spring Game, Colin Kaepernick," the Wolverines tweeted.
Wolverines players received a visit from Kaepernick, who spoke to the team. Most of them loved getting to meet the former NFL quarterback.
Michigan edge-rusher Jaylen Harrell spoke about the visit from Kaepernick, via Maizenbrew:
“I’m very appreciative of coach Harbaugh actually bringing him in to us and having him talk to us, lay some gems down for us, and just listening to what he has to say. What he brings, his experiences, and how we can apply that to our day-to-day life. It’s a blessing for coach Harbaugh to bring Colin Kaepernick into the building.”
Defensive lineman Kris Jenkins also opened up on Kaepernick's message to the team.
“He’s a really nice, positive dude, it’s great to have him here,” Jenkins said. “We’re excited to have him as our honorary captain for the spring game, and also excited to have him throw the ball around a little bit at halftime.”
Kaepernick will be back on the field in a few weeks, but we'll have to wait and see if he lands on a new NFL team.