Colin Kaepernick will be back on a football field shortly, though he won’t be taking any plays. The former 49er and full-time anti-American will act as the “honorary captain” of the University of Michigan spring game on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST.

“Football Family,” UM’s football account tweeted late Wednesday evening, announcing the news. Excited to share the field with our honorary captain for Saturday’s Maize and Blue Spring Game, (Colin Kaepernick).”

In San Francisco, Kaepernick and current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh shared a sideline for four seasons, appearing in 48 games together. On Saturday, they’ll do it again, some 2,400 miles east.

Pictures of Kaepernick in a personalized No. 7 Wolverines jersey, posing alongside Harbaugh, quarterback Cade McNamara, and other Michigan players, who were all taking a knee, were included in the UM release.

Kaepernick’s desperation tour continues with a stop in Ann Arbor. Despite the fact that he is no longer eligible for college football, he is clearly eyeing a return to the NFL. He posted a video of himself working out on social media earlier this month with the message “still working.”

Kaepernick has also reached out to Pete Carroll, the coach of the Seattle Seahawks, with the aim of getting a workout with the team. Carroll recently told the media that his meetings with Kap “have not moved from the early connection that we made.”

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To now, his social media publicity tour has yielded just the role of “pseudo-ball boy” for the Wolverines’ intra-squad scrimmage.

The choice to recognize Kaepernick will probably spark some controversy among Michigan supporters. However, teaming up with Kaepernick gives the Wolverines a chance to divert focus away from their Orange Bowl humiliation at the hands of Georgia.

People don’t forget, unfortunately for UM. Just ask Kap about it.