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Long before he was known as a world famous activist-athlete, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was known for something else: his massive shoe collection. Now, fresh off his latest football season, Kaepernick's taken a huge step by donating tons of shoes to Bay Area homeless shelters.

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Kaepernick had hundreds of pairs of shoes. 

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His collection was so big at one point that he converted his garage into a shoe closet.

Kaepernick's shoe collection. Source: Colin Kaepernick/Instagram/CBS Sports
Kaepernick's shoe collection.  Colin Kaepernick/Instagram/CBS Sports

Kaepernick donated the shoes, along with clothes and books, to Bay Area homeless shelters and orphanages shortly after his season ended with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Here he is at Berkeley's Men's Shelter:

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The holiday season may be over, but Kaepernick is still in a mood of giving.