Vernon Davis is a two-time Pro Bowl tight end for the San Francisco 49ers. He was a consensus All-American selection and Mackey Award finalist during his junior year at Maryland University while also being named First-Team All-Pro in 2013 for the 49ers.
Early Years & College
Davis was born on January 31, 1984 in Washington, D.C. He attended Dunbar High School, where he played tight end for the football team and sprinted for the school’s track team. He earned a spot in the U.S. Army All-American showcase after being named the Gatorade D.C. Player of the Year as a senior and excelled in the 100 meter dash on the track.
He opted to stay close to home after graduating from high school, signing a letter of intent to play college football at the University of Maryland. While majoring in studio art, Davis became a star for the Terrapins on the field, leading the team with 51 receptions and leading the Atlantic Coast Conference with 871 receiving yards as a junior. After earning All-American honors, he hired an agent and declared for the 2006 NFL Draft.
San Francisco 49ers
Davis initially appeared to be a late first round prospect, but he ran the 40 yard dash in a scorching 4.38 seconds and put up other impressive numbers at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The San Francisco 49ers drafted him with the 6th overall selection, making him the fourth highest tight end ever picked in the history of the draft. His first three seasons in San Francisco were hindered by injuries and maturity issues, but he broke out in 2009, tying Antonio Gates record for the most touchdowns in a season by a tight end.
Davis continued to put up solid numbers as the 49ers emerged as a championship contender under Jim Harbaugh, helping the team reach three consecutive NFC title games from 2011-2013. Injuries at wide receiver forced the team to move Davis to receiver part-time during the 2013 season, and he responded by posting a monster season with 52 receptions for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns. He earned First-Team All-Pro recognition and made his second Pro Bowl as a result.
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