Every now and then, we like to feature athletes from the brands we carry. Their personal stories and accomplishments bring us motivation to keep pushing forward, and they make us proud to feature the supplements they use.
Today, we're featuring Vernon Davis, a Team MuscleTech athlete!
"Team MuscleTech® athlete Vernon Davis is one of pro football’s most exciting overall athletes – known for his incredible combination of size, speed and strength!
Born in Washington, DC, Davis was a multi-sport athlete in high school, playing football as a tight end, safety, wide receiver, kick returner and defensive end. He also ran track (100m, 4x100m) and was the DCIAA champion in high jump.
In college, Davis attended the University of Maryland® and in 2005 was a Consensus All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection. He capped his college career by being named as a finalist for the John Mackey Award®, given to the nation’s top tight end.
What also set Davis apart in college was his prodigious strength, and he earned the nickname “Cyborg” after setting school strength records for a tight end in the bench press (480 lbs.), power clean (380 lbs.) and squat (685 lbs.). His “strength index” – Maryland’s measure of pound-for-pound strength – was 824, one of only six men in the history of that school to have an index of over 800!
At the 2006 Pro Football draft, Davis was selected sixth overall by San Francisco. At the time, he was the fourth highest tight end ever drafted. At the scouting combine that year, he continued to wow observers, running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and destroying his competition in the broad jump by nearly a foot with a jump of 10 feet and 8 inches!
After being drafted, Davis quickly become one of the game’s elite tight ends, and during his time in San Francisco, he was named as an All-Pro twice and led the league in touchdowns in 2009. He’s caught 55 regular season touchdown passes (7 more in the playoffs) since he turned pro – one of most among his position in that time span, and is 20th all-time in career receiving yards at his position.
In the 2011–12 NFL® playoffs, Davis caught the game-winning touchdown pass against New Orleans, a catch now referred to as “The Catch III”. In his first championship game in 2012, Davis had 6 catches for 104 yards.
Davis was traded to the Denver Broncos® on November 2, 2015, and on February 7, 2016, he was a member of Denver’s championship team, earning a ring for the first time!
Davis, known for his hardcore workouts and amazing physique, has been featured in ESPN® The Mag’s Body Issue, and in Muscle & Fitness®. Davis trusts MuscleTech® supplements to help him recover from his intense training and to help him build muscle and strength. “I know how important protein is for athletes for recovery – MuscleTech® performance products have been a nutrition staple of mine for years,” says Davis."
Interested in learning more about Vernon? Check out his athlete profile via MuscleTech.
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