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NFL Vernon Davis – Sn Franciso 49ers- Man with a plan

Posted by TSUE on June 17, 2008

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Known for his superb physical strength and agility, 2006 first round draft pick and starting tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, Vernon Davis, has broken both college and professional records, thereby etching his name into sports history books.  The Washington, D.C. native attended Dunbar High School and was a letterman in track & field, basketball and football.  He was the DCIAA champion in track & field for the high jump with an impressive jump of 6’5”.

 

Davis then attended the University of Maryland, where he set school tight end strength records in the bench press, power-clean, index and squat.  The art studio major also finished his college career with 1371 yards on 83 receptions, averaging 16.5 yards per catch and garnering him the best average of any first round tight end ever.  Vernon’s strong performance at the 2006 scouting combine- running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds- made him the top tight end prospect and put him on record with what is believed to be the fastest time ever recorded by a tight end.  He also lead other competitors in his position in bench press reps, broad jump and vertical jump.  It’s of little surprise, then, that the sixth overall pick of the first round in the 2006 NFL draft was able to acquire a 5-year contract with San Francisco that made him one of the highest paid tight ends ever drafted. 

 

Vernon doesn’t take his physical or financial blessings for granted, though.  In fact he is committed to giving back to the community, whether it’s his native one or the one he’s adopted on the west coast. He not only makes financial contributions to various causes, but also donates his time to different charities.  He recently hosted and awarded prizes at the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Spelling Bee and visited a KIPP school in the San Francisco area.  He also co-taught an art class at the Triton Museum and conducted a walking tour of the Museum and Art Gallery in Palo Alto, CA.  He also participated in the 49ers “Shop with a Player” program and in WAMU Touchdown for Tots.  Further, he was involved in “Smocks for Jocks” in 2006 and 2007, contributing an original tribute piece to Bill Walsh in the 2007 event, which sold at silent auction for $500.

 

Vernon’s goals do not stop at the end zone, though.  He aspires to make imprints in both the worlds of modeling and art.  While he currently endorses Under Armour, he is looking forward to more high fashion opportunities.  In addition, he plans on increasing his portfolio of paintings and providing the world with an artistic view of the world he sees and loves.  He hopes that through his art, he will be able to further contribute to the community that has supported him thus far.

 

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