Even without having a Super Bowl ring as a fashion accessory, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was named the winner of GQ’s Style Wars. The charity competition pitted Kaepernick’s sense of style against other NFL stars.
Fans voted online for which player they considered to be the league’s best dressed. The win will give $10,000 to Kaepernick’s charity, Camp Taylor, which helps young people and families of children with heart disease.
Kaepernick beat out other fashionable footballers Victor Cruz (New York Giants), Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers), Eric Decker (New York Jets), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Arian Foster (Houston Texans), Earl Thomas (Seattle Seahawks), Michael Crabtree (San Francisco 49ers), Demarco Murray (Dallas Cowboys), Donte Whitner (Cleveland Browns), Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions), and Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers).
“Thanks everyone who took the time to vote, and a big thanks to GQ for putting together this creative program,” said Kaepernick. “It’s all about the kids at Camp Taylor, and to be able to give these kids something to smile about is the biggest win to me.”
“The stadium tunnel has become the new fashion runway, and nowhere was that more apparent than in our first-ever GQ Style Wars,” said Howard Mittman, vice president and publisher of GQ.
Kaepernick has been a quarterback for the San Francsico 49ers since 2011. In 2013, he lead his team to the Super Bowl, eventually losing the championship game to the Baltimore Ravens.