There are plenty of memories for 49ers fans that involve Vernon Davis. San Francisco drafted Davis sixth overall in the 2006 draft. I remember the shock from analysts that “you don’t take a tight end that high.” Davis will always be remembered for blowing up the combine. The tight end out of Maryland ran a 4.38 40-yard dash and jumped 42” in the vertical. Fourteen years later, he’s still a productive receiving threat for Washington, the 49ers Week 7 opponent. Davis is in his fourth season with Washington. He has ten receptions on the season for 123 yards and a touchdown. He’s had a couple of “wow” plays that have made the highlight reel.
The 35-year-old had some kind words for the team that drafted him:
“I think about the day I got drafted. They gave me a platform to be able to make a name for myself and to be able to show people (around) the world that I can play this game at a very high level and I can be successful at it. “So, I always keep the 49ers in my heart,” Davis added. “Because it’s hard to just let something like that go. I mean, so many memories, so much history, so much that went on during my time there. And I’ll forever be a 49er at heart.”
Davis spent nine seasons with the 49ers and has made the Pro Bowl twice in his career. When you spend that long with any organization, football or not, there are going to memories, friends, and relationships that will last a lifetime.
Let me ask you this, what’s your favorite Davis memory that wasn’t from the Saints playoff game?