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Colin Kaepernick Netflix series: A call from ‘Coach Alvarez’ and 4 other Wisconsin moments of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Colin in Black and White’

Noted: During his senior year, he waits for offers from prospective college football programs, including one from the University of Wisconsin. (His father playfully warns him that, if he goes to Wisconsin, he’ll be “surrounded by line dancing and cowboy boots.”)

Then, he gets a call from “Coach Alvarez” — presumably Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin’s football coach and athletic director at the time. As the actor playing Colin gets on the phone, Kaepernick himself interjects: “This moment right here? This is one of the happiest moments of my life.” Then he finds out that Wisconsin isn’t going to make him a signing offer, either.

Alvarez retired as coach after the Capitol One Bowl on Jan. 2, 2006. Current Badgers coach Paul Chryst handled quarterback recruiting for Wisconsin that year. In February 2006, Kaepernick signed an offer with Nevada, the only school to make him one for football.