This week, Colin Kaepernick, who once played quarterback in the NFL, was awarded a significant accolade.
An honorary degree is being awarded to the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, who is still holding out hope for a return in the National Football League.
Kaepernick is going to be presented with an honorary degree from Morgan State.
Morgan State is honouring a number of influential figures, and Colin Kaepernick is only one of them.
In addition, individuals David Burton, an advocate for education, and David Talbert, a filmmaker, will receive honorary degrees.
On top of his success on the field, Colin Kaepernick has been lauded for his activism off of it, particularly in the areas of civil rights and racial inequity.