Colin Kaepernick has had a solid career playing quarterback in the National Football League as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. In fact, he even led his team to the Super Bowl XLVII, following the 2012 regular season.
However, these days it isn’t Kaepernick’s play on the field that’s making headlines, but rather his activity on the sidelines.
During a 2016 preseason game, the QB opted to defy tradition and sit down during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” He did so to protest what he perceived to be social injustices taking place in the country. The move sparked a hailstorm of controversy and made national headlines.
There were some players who openly supported the move and even followed suit, while others criticized the 49ers QB for his lack of patriotism.
Regardless of where one stands on the issue, there is no question that his actions have sparked a great deal of conversation in the United States and abroad. U.S. President Donald Trump publicly chimed in and scolded NFL players who decided not to stand during the national anthem.
While the “Star Spangled Banner” may bring Colin Kaepernick to his knee, there is something (or someone) who does the same - for very different reasons. That would be the former 49er's stunning girlfriend, MTV Host, and Radio personality, Nessa Diab.
With that in mind, here are 15 photos Kaep would definitely go crazy over.
15 Woodie Awards
The Woodie Awards are held on a semi-annual basis, with the intent of recognizing music that is popular among college-age listeners. Nessa Diab looks like she’s having a ball hosting the prestigious award ceremony in this fun photo. The 33-year-old New Yorker combines style and sass with this fashion-forward outfit. Diab is without question one of the best-dressed hosts in the game today.
Fun Fact: Following the 2016 season, Kaepernick decided to opt out of his contract with his longtime team, the San Francisco 49esrs. At present, the former Super Bowl quarterback has yet to officially sign with another NFL team. It has been suggested by some members of the media, that Kaepernick's controversial stance on the national anthem was deterred some teams from potentially signing him.
14 That Grey Tank Top Though
Nessa Diab is without question one of the most photogenic radio personalities in the world today. The expression “a face for radio” certainly doesn’t apply here. The stunning brunette poses in front of a window that creatively spells out her first name. The MTV host looks amazing in a photo that will have everyone thinking that Colin Kaepernick is one lucky man.
Fun Fact: Kaepernick was drafted early in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the 49ers. However, he would start his NFL career backing up quarterback Alex Smith. Smith would eventually suffer a conscious, which allowed the 2nd round pick to start in his place. Kaepernick would remain the starter for the remainder of the season and even took his team to the Super Bowl that year.
13 Mic Check
Diab looks every bit the VIP in this revealing, yet still classy, black dress. The stunning brunette reminds us why MTV loves using her to host some of their most important events, with this sharp look piece of attire. Ness Diab is a television host with just the right mix of style and sex appeal, and both are on full display in this particular photo.
Fun Fact: In his very first college football season, Colin Kaepernick saw action in 11 of 13 games. Despite being only a freshman, the QB put up some very impressive numbers. That year (2007) he threw for 19 touchdowns and only three interceptions, while completing 53.8% of his passes. Despite his solid contributions on offense, Nevada would finish the season with a 6-7 record.
12 Hanging Out With Curves On Display
Being a television host and famous radio personality can no doubt be exhausting at times, so it’s good to see Diad was able to find some time to enjoy herself at the club. Moreover, the figure flattering skirt looks like the perfect choice of attire for the MTV mainstay, and likely turned a few heads in the club on that particular evening.
Fun Fact: Colin Kaepernick's final season in college was statistically his most successful. That year he passed for an impressive 22 touchdowns and still managed to rush for over 1200 yards. That being said his 64.9% completion percentage is a stat that certainly should not be overlooked. The eye-popping numbers Kaepernick was able to post during his senior year, likely played a key role in the QB being drafted early in the 2nd round.
11 Lady In Red
The sultry MTV host shows off her hourglass figure in this extremely flattering red dress. The 33-year old’s wild hairstyle helps to complete an already intriguing photo. Diab defiantly has curves, and the stylish red dress helps to highlight them. Ness Diab is one celebrity who clearly has a keen fashion sense.
Fun Fact: Colin Kaepernick played college ball for the Nevada Wolf Pack. During his college days, he was named Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010 respectively. He was also a highly recruited baseball pitcher in high school. In fact, he was such a good baseball player that the Chicago Cubs actually drafted him in the 43rd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, though Kaepernick would ultimately decide to pursue football.
10 Red Carpet Smile
Nessa Diab looks smoking hot at this red carpet event. Being a celebrity definitely has its advantages and getting invited to high profile events and parties is certainly one of them. However, when one attends these sort of event, it’s important to look the part, something Diab clearly understands, based on this remarkable outfit choice. The radio host once again proves that she’s one of the hottest women in the business with this dazzling pic.
Fun Fact: Kaepernick’s freshman campaign was a success. However, his sophomore year would wind up being a breakout season for the young quarterback. That year he became only the 5th player in the history of college football to pass for more than 2,000 yards, while also managing to rack up over 1,000 yards rushing.
9 Stylin' And Profilin'
It seems like Nessa Diab is one of those celebrities who always has a new hairstyle and in this instance, the new do look pretty good. It’s a little bit like the Princess Leia style from the original Star Wars movies. Moreover, based on the Instagram likes, it would appear that the general public also likes the new look.
Fun Fact: During his time with the 49ers, Kaepernick developed his own signature touchdown pose. After he would score a touchdown, the QB would kiss his right arm while flexing his bicep. The gesture would go on to be known as “Kaepernicking.” It became all the rage, late in the 2012 NFL season and helped establish him as a star in the league, at least for a few years.
8 Beachside Fun
This photo shows Nessa Diab hanging beachside in this fun pink sweatshirt. The Instagram post features the MTV standout promoting her upcoming appearance co-hosting “#MTVBeachHouse.” The famous radio host knows how to make casual, look cool, though she actually may have been quite warm wearing a sweatshirt and pans on the beach. In any case, she looks charming, as always, in this lovely image.
Fun Fact: Kaepernick is known for having many tattoos, most of which have some sort of religious meaning. The QB’s back features a mural that depicts angels fighting demons. He also has multiple verses from the bible printed on his arm including Psalm 18:39 and Psalm 27:3. The football star is a Christian and has spoken publicly about his beliefs on numerous occasions.
7 Calvin Klein
Nessa Diab is getting a little risqué in this photo while flashing her Calvin Klein undergarments for the camera. The gorgeous brunette displays her no-nonsense sex appeal in a picture that her fans are sure to love. Diab is a celebrity who seems to have the unique ability to make looking tough, quite charming.
Fun Fact: During his 6 year run in the National Football League, Colin Kaepernick has compiled some impressive stats. He was thrown for a total of 12,271 yards and managed to throw 72 touchdowns compared to just 30 interceptions. He started 57 games and played in a total of 69. He also started in 6 playoff games where he threw for another 1,374 yards and, while adding 7 touchdowns to his career total.
Nessa Diab is one radio personality who knows her rights and wants to let the world known it, with her stylish t-shirt. The artistic black and white Instagram post shows Diab relaxing in the car while posing for this stunning selfie. Diab knows her rights, but also knows how to take an excellent photograph. The NFL girlfriend looks great, while also attempting to convey, what she believes to be, a powerful message to her audience.
Fun Fact: Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab officially became an item back in July of 2015, when the former was still playing Quarterback for the 49ers. However, they kept their relationship a secret until February of the following year. Kaepernick isn’t the first NFL star the MTV hostess has dated. Diab was previously involved in a relationship with Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith.
5 MTV Movie Awards
The MTV Movie Awards would appear to be the perfect time to showcase the bright multicolored shirt. The popular television personality shows off her model-like figure in an outfit that’s perfect for the occasion. It feels like no MTV awards show would be complete without an appearance from vivacious radio host and the New Yorker looks dressed to kill in one of her best photos yet.
Fun Fact: The 49ers were very high on Colin Kaepernick heading into the 2011 NFL Draft. In fact, the team even made a deal with the Denver Broncos, which allowed them to move up several spots in the draft, in order to acquire the talented quarterback. For the pick they used to select Kaepernick, (#36 overall) the 49ers traded 3 draft picks that season, number 45, 108, and 141 respectively.
4 Girls Club
In this photo, Nessa Diab shouts out to (via Instagram) to Girls Club New York for “honoring us.” The MTV star looks amazing in a simple black dress while posing in front of a poster featuring the event's sponsors. It would appear the Instagram community appreciates the gesture, or perhaps the outfit, based on the nearly 3,000 likes the image received.
Fun Fact: Despite playing his entire professional career in San Francisco and attending college in Nevada, Colin Kaepernick was actually born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of 2016, roughly 595,047 residents call Milwaukee home, making it the largest state, regarding population, in the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is a popular sport for a beer brewing. In fact, they even decided to call their MLB team the Milwaukee Brewers.
3 The After Show
Nessa Diab does a nice job of captioning this one herself. Her Instagram posts states; “Hosting the After Show for @MTV #teenmom tonight. West Coast it’s almost your turn! Had to show the wardrobe guru love for this cute look, thank you my love @loosher.” I think most folks would tend to agree that the “wardrobe guru” did a nice job with this outfit selection.
Fun Fact: It may be hard to believe, but Colin Kaepernick didn’t always play quarterback. In fact, he spent a portion of his youth football days playing defensive end and even punter. However, by the time he was nine years old, he would go on to become the youngest starting QB in the league. Rumour has it; he even completed his very first pass for a touchdown.
2 Instagram Sensation
If Nessa Diab’s looks alone weren’t enough to stop traffic, then the barricades behind her should definitely do the trick. That being said, with the attractive floral skirt, the barricades probably weren’t even necessary. Then again, it’s always better safe than sorry. While the caption states; “Hi. I don’t know what I was doing.” She definitely looked good doing it...whatever "it" was.
Fun Fact: Colin Kaepernick went to a high school in a city called Turlock. Turlock is located in the state of California and, as of 2015, is the second largest city in Stanislaus County, with an estimated population of 72,292. It was in Turlock that a young Colin Kaepernick attended a High School known as Turlock (CA) Pitman, where he excelled in both football and baseball.
1 Remy Martin
The MTV host flashes a peace sign in front of a wall, which we can safely conclude is sponsored by the champagne company, Remy Martin. Nessa Diab seems to have several black dresses in her clothing arsenal, all of which seem to look amazing. Diab smiles for the camera while attending an event that probably offered a good bit of complimentary champagne. The charming brunette is the very definition of style in this outstanding Instagram photo.
Fun Fact: Diab first made a name for herself while working for Bay Area Top 40 station, Wild 94.9. Durning her tenure at the radio station, she interviewed a number of stars and artists. She also appeared on Youtube prior to being recruited by MTV to host the comedy television series Girl Code.