Vernon Davis of the Washington Redskins officially joined the NFL in 2006 when he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. Davis was outstanding from the beginning, and his skills have in no way diminished over the years.
Soccer was the NFL player’s life, he had to play for MacFarland Middle School, which was located near the Paul Public Charter School he attended as they did not have a soccer team. Apart from his life on the field, there is so much more to know about the player.
Vernon Davis Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Vernon Davis was born on January 31, 1984, in Washington DC; he attended Dunbar High School in Washington, where his glorious days began as he excelled in various sports. This earned him enormous admiration and recognition from various interest groups. Even at such a young age, Davis was popular for his achievements in athletics, soccer, and basketball. It was only natural that Rivals.com rated him as a four-star recruit.
During his time with Dunbar, he tested all the wings on the school team and played as a wide receiver, linebacker, tight end, and safety. He finished his junior season with 35 receptions for 385 yards and improved his game as a senior by scoring five touchdowns, which were accompanied by 21 captured passes for 511 yards.
After moving to college, he joined the Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland. From his freshman year, Vernon began breaking records and showing great skill. He competed in most games and led the school team to numerous wins from 2003 to 2005.
Almost as predicted, Davis was selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. After his tenacity in the scouting combine, he was one of the top tight ends in the 2006 draft. In his rookie year with the team, Davis ran 265 yards on 20 catches and had three receiving touchdowns.
He improved in the following seasons but left the San Francisco 49ers after the 2014 campaign to join the Denver Broncos in November 2015. Coincidentally, Vernon joined the team in the seventh round in addition to a 2016 campaign, where he won his first Super Bowl championship after the Broncos won the Super Bowl 50.
He left the Broncos in 2016 and joined the Washington Redskin under a one-year contract the same year. His contract with the team was extended to three years in March 2017.
Vernon Davis Net Worth
Vernon Davis sits on net assets estimated at $16 million. According to calculations Davis made up to $69 million as his total earnings over 12 seasons. In 2010, he received a five-year contract extension from the 49ers for $37 million, making him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL at the time. In 2017 alone, the tight end earned $3 million, one of the highest in the NFL.
His Brother and Family
Vernon was born in Washington as the son of Duke Davis, his father, and Jacqueline Davis, his mother. However, after his parents’ marriage was called into question at a young age, he was raised by his grandmother Adeline Davis along with his six siblings.
His father was never there for her, and his mother was a drug addict. Davis had a very difficult childhood, and it is believed that the problems he had were the reason why he found it difficult to empathize with other players on the field in the early days of his career. His grandmother Adeline helped him to overcome fear and anxiety with her encouraging words.
The most popular among Vernon’s siblings are his brother, Vontae Davis. Like Vernon, Vontae plays professional soccer for the Buffalo Bills.
Who Is Vernon Davis’ Wife, Is He Gay?
Vernon Davis is not married but has been in a relationship with Janel Horne, his fiancée, for over 15 years. In early 2016, Davis was dragged into social media by Horne for cheating on her with a 20-year-old girl. It is not clear how the controversy ended, but there were no reports of a breakup. They have three children together. This undoubtedly disproves the rumors that the NFL player is gay, as far as we know, he is not.
Body Measurements – Height and Weight
Vernon Davis has the right body to continue his tremendous career. He stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), which is in good proportion to his weight of 250 lb. With his long wingspan, the tight end always has a firm grip on the ball.