Colin Kaepernick named Sports Illustrated Award recipient

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The NFL player who took a knee during the National Anthem, sparking a nationwide controversy, will be honored next week.

Colin Kaepernick is this year's recipient of the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

The award typically goes to sports figures who have used their platform to initiate change over a span of decades.

At 30 years-old, Kaepernick is the youngest winner of the award.