Embracing Liminal Identity : Uncovering Hidden Diversity : Celebrating Cultural Mobility

American Football

Five culturally mobile NFL Quarterbacks

 

Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick plays for the San Francisco, 49ers, he was born from a Caucasian mom and an African American father. His mother could not support a family so he was soon put up for adoption. Moving from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Fond du lac, Wisconsin and then after the adoption he moved in with his new parents in Turlock, California.

Russell Wilson

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Russell Wilson, who just took the Seattle, Seahawks to a win in the 2014 Super Bowl grew up in Richmond Virginia, but was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wilson is multi-racial being part African American and Native American.

Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers, who plays for the Green Bay, Packers grew up nationally as well as his QB peers. He grew up in Chico, California and moved to Ukiah, California before grade school. When it was time for him to enter school Rodgers was moved to Beaverton, Oregon.

Tony Romo

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Tony Romo is a military BRAT who plays for the Dallas, Cowboys. He lived in San Diego, California and  Burlington, Wisconsin because of his father’s career in the Navy.

Robert Griffin III

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Robert Griffin III (RGIII) is the Quarterback of the Washington, Redskins. Griffin was born in Okinawa, Japan to his parents who were both U.S. Army Sergeants. This Military BRAT moved around often after leaving Japan, moving to Fort Lewis, Washington and New Orleans, Louisiana finally settling in Copperas Cove, Texas.

By: Anna Houden

Anna Houden is a second year student at Colorado State University. She is a double major in Journalism and Communications. Anna loves being out doors, sports and staying active, she is an avid runner and loves to practice yoga.