Quarterback Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016.
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Colin Kaepernick stars in Atlanta-area celebrity football game

“Huncho Day” returned for a second year, featuring quarterback Colin Kaepernick back on a playing field.

Quavious “Quavo” Marshall, one third of the popular hip-hop group Migos, hosts a birthday bash centered around a celebrity touch football game made up of stars from hip-hop and the NFL, at Lilburn’s Berkmar High School — his alma mater.

Kaepernick was last seen throwing touchdowns in the NFL in 2016. He hasn’t been signed since his controversial stance of kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence on African-American males was met with backlash from viewers and President Trump

On Sunday, Kaepernick was hurling touchdowns again.

He was joined on the field by an NFL roster of players that included former teammate Eric Reid, Von Miller and Alvin Kamara.

Also among the NFL stars suiting up was Falcons receiver Julio Jones, who took the role of coach. 

Giants running back Saquon Barkley took the field, too. Even catching a touchdown pass from Kaepernick.

The event has a touch of charity, as well, benefiting Atlanta-area youth.

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