Vernon Leonard Davis (born January 31, 1984) is an American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the 49ers. Upon entering the league, Davis signed to a five-year, $23 million deal that made him the highest paid tight end at the time. In 2009 Davis, co-led the NFL in touchdown receptions. In the 2011–12 NFL 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 regard 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. In 2014 he was on holdout.
By Dean Hanley
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