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Vernon Davis

Vernon Leonard Davis (born January 31, 1984) is a professional American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the 49ers. Upon entering the league, Davis signed to a 5-year, $23 million deal that made him the highest paid tight end at the time. He joined Kellen Winslow Jr. as the fourth highest tight end ever drafted after Ron Kramer, (Green Bay, No. 4 in 1957) Mike Ditka (Chicago, No. 5 in 1961) and Riley Odoms (Denver, No. 5 in 1972). After three mediocre, injury-riddled seasons Davis finally broke out in 2009, co-leading the NFL in touchdown receptions. In the 2011 playoffs, Davis caught the game winning touchdown pass from Alex Smith against the New Orleans Saints, now referred to as "The Grab," or "The Catch III," in regards to "The Catch" by Dwight Clark in 1982 and "The Catch II" by Terrell Owens in 1999. Davis is considered one of the top tight ends in the NFL. Davis attended Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Davis was listed as the No. 4 tight end

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NFL Star Vernon Davis -- SURVIVES DRASTIC CUTS ... In HBO's 'Project Greenlight'

NFL Star Vernon Davis
SURVIVES DRASTIC CUTS In HBO's 'Project Greenlight'

SF 49ers superstar Vernon Davis has SURVIVED ELIMINATION ... 'cause his superhero short film made it from the Final 20 to the Final 10 in HBO's "Project Greenlight" competition. As we… READ MORE >

Vernon Davis -- My Superhero Flick's A Finalist ... For HBO's 'Project Greenlight'

Vernon Davis
My Superhero Flick's A Finalist For HBO's 'Project Greenlight'

A superhero movie featuring NFL superstar Vernon Davis in the title role is a FINALIST for HBO's "Project Greenlight" show ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the San… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Vernon Davis -- Monster Tight End Tackles a T-Rex

Vernon Davis
Monster Tight End Tackles a T-Rex

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis finally got his hands on the $100,000 toy he's been after for years -- a brand new customized T-Rex that looks like it's straight outta the Bat… READ MORE >

- 133 days ago
NFL Star Vernon Davis -- Call Me 'Captain Torpedo ... I'm an Actor Now!

NFL Star Vernon Davis
Call Me 'Captain Torpedo!' ... I'm an Actor Now!

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is trying his hand at ACTING -- and he just released his first scene as the brand new superhero ... "CAPTAIN TORPEDO!!!!" Apparently, the whole… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
NFL Studs Travel to Africa for Charity Mission

NFL Studs Travel to Africa for Charity Mission

They may be out of work ... but several NFL superstars, including Adrian Peterson, Bryant McKinnie and Santonio Holmes have been using their downtime to help the less fortunate in Africa ... TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1361 days ago
49ers Star Vernon Davis -- I DON'T Miss Mike Singletary

49ers Star Vernon Davis -- I DON'T Miss Mike Singletary

49ers superstar tight end Vernon Davis is THRILLED his team fired head coach Mike Singletary ... and last night Davis let us know he won't miss the guy one bit. Davis also told us he's fired up… READ MORE >

- 1440 days ago
NFL Star -- I'd Rather Be Bobsledding ...

NFL Star -- I'd Rather Be Bobsledding ...

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is the honorary captain of the US Olympic curling team -- but when we ran into the 6'3", 250 pound badass in L.A. last night, it was clear he'd rather… READ MORE >

- 1796 days ago

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