SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) — Colin Kaepernick will soon be immortalized – as a new Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream flavor.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native announced his collaboration with the Vermont-based premium ice cream company on Thursday.

Named “Colin Kaepernick’s Change the Whirled,” the flavor – which, like Kaepernick, is vegan – will include caramel with fudge chips, graham cracker swirls, and chocolate cookie swirls.

Kaepernick’s portion of the proceeds from the flavor will go to his social justice campaign Know Your Rights Camp.

Ben & Jerry’s has been one of the brands at the leading edge of social justice activism. The ice cream brand’s forceful statement calling for the dismantling of white supremacy earlier in the year was hailed by activists.

The last time Kaepernick appeared in an NFL game was the 2016 season. Still, Kaepernick has stayed in the headlines over his social justice advocacy and public spat with the league over claims that owners colluded to keep him out over his national anthem protests.

Earlier in 2020, a few months into the new football season, Kaepernick released a workout video highlighting how he has been staying fit in the hopes of being signed by a team.

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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