Vernon Davis recalls the hardest hit he ever took, from Kam Chancellor

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Washington tight end Vernon Davis is heading into his 12th NFL season, but one hit stands out above all the rest as the hardest he’s ever taken.

Davis made an appearance for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and told a group of kids that the hardest hit he’s taken came from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who hit Davis so hard he felt disoriented.

It was crazy. He hit me so hard, I just got up, I didn’t know where I was going. I kind of lost my memory a little bit. I just got up like this, my face was just like aaagh,” Davis said as he made a face, making the kids laugh. “I just didn’t know what happened. I was like, ‘Wow I just got hit by a very big man.’ He hit me hard. You know what somebody told me? He said, ‘Shake it off. It’s all right. Shake it off.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t remember anything. You tell me to shake it off? Why don’t you go shake it off, buddy?’ That was quite a hit.”

The hit Davis referred to gave him a concussion and drew a flag on Chancellor, although Chancellor was not fined by the NFL.

40 responses to “Vernon Davis recalls the hardest hit he ever took, from Kam Chancellor

  1. Clean hit and one of the best hits captured on film.

    No one can question Vernon’s toughness due to the fact that he’s still alive to tell the story.

  2. The narrative that he wasn’t the same after that hit is such BS. He went on to have his best statistical year the following season. What turned his carrer south was when he reverted back to a diva and created his “brand” and started selling himself as stock. Age also caught up with him as it does with us all.

  3. I remember that hit like it was yesterday. Those couple years where the Niners and Hawks had the nastiest two defenses in the league, man that was some great football

  4. Quit with the ignorant ‘went downhill since narrative’. He tied a career high 13 TDs the season after with 3rd highest yards of his career.

    His real downfall took place after he went all diva and decided to sell himself on the stock market. He should be discussing that “hit” ..that truly knocked him senseless

  5. It’s tough to blame him for going downwards after that hit. I mean, if that happened to me I’d be dead, or if I lived, I would probably be scared of it happening again.

  6. Vernon Davis was absolutely scared to play the Hawks every time after that hit. It started the sissification of Vernon Davis. I never saw alligator arms on Davis until after that hit.

  7. I think Gronk would also say his toughest hit came from Chancellor. In fact, that I think might be the only time I ever saw Gronk even bothered by a collision.

  8. “I think Gronk would also say his toughest hit came from Chancellor”

    That’s exactly what he said actually.

  9. The biggest mistake he made was tanking it on the field in 2014. He was lucky he latched on with the Broncos and that got him a SB ring in 2015, but he played no role in their championship season.

  10. That was a big time hit. Chancellor is as good as it gets but somehow when I think of a Seattle safety knocking someone into next week it’s always Thomas or Easley that comes to mind first. Having Thomas and Chancellor in the same defensive backfield just doesn’t even seem fair but I sure enjoy watching them when I get the chance.

    I’m a Dolphins fan with no horse in that race and I don’t always like the subjective way it gets called but I can understand how that flag got thrown. Davis was definitely the text book definition of a defenseless receiver on that play and all too often a big hit on one gets the yellow hankies flying. That’s why those plays should be subject to review, the hit was clean but in real time that flag gets thrown 9 times out of ten.

  11. I respect Vernon Davis tremendously. I firmly believe that the Seahawks secondary wouldn’t be the unit that it turned into without him (safety play) and Larry Fitzgerald (cb play) destroying us.

  12. Defenseless receiver: Yes.
    Clean Hit: If you take away the defenseless part.

    In a game full of horrible calls against the Niners, that one was little reprieve. Statistically, they would win that game twice, but the stripes had another outcome in mind.

    Vernon was never the same after that. Stats or not. His ship sailed south, real fast. At least he got a ring, tho.

  13. Defenseless receiver: Yes.
    Clean Hit: If you take away the defenseless part.

    In a game full of horrible calls against the Niners, that one was little reprieve. Statistically, they would win that game twice, but the stripes had another outcome in mind.
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    How many concussions have you had?

  14. BarbequeTime says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:30 PM
    I think Gronk would also say his toughest hit came from Chancellor. In fact, that I think might be the only time I ever saw Gronk even bothered by a collision.
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    Earl Thomas didn’t cause him to miss games in 2016 or nah?

    They BOTH lit him up on separate occasions.

  15. Yes the league didn’t fine Chancellor but the rest of the story from the league was that the hit was LEGAL and no flag should have been thrown. Some of you may even remember it was part of the NFL Network’s weekly review of calls by the head referee dude where he also explained why it wasn’t illegal.

  16. The league admitted the flag should not have been thrown. Didn’t matter though the Seahawks won like 42-13 and established their dominance over the 49ers which continues to this day.

  17. The flag was for the “defenseless receiver”.
    Yeah, I know that was an old school hit, but we got millennial rules now.

  18. Vernon has taken two really big hits from Chancellor. One everyone remembers along the sideline. The other was on a crossing route.

  19. I have the still-shot from just after that collision, where they’re coming apart. It looks like a boxing match and Kam is landing the knock-out punch on VD.

  20. LOL at the guy bragging about Elliott “trucking” Kam in a PRESEASON game. The Seahawks already felt bad for ending Romo’s career in that game so why get your own guys hurt. Instead of bragging about a rookie playing hard vs. a veteran pro bowler just trying to get to the regular season you should thank them for getting Prescott in.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 10:58 PM
    BarbequeTime says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:30 PM
    I think Gronk would also say his toughest hit came from Chancellor. In fact, that I think might be the only time I ever saw Gronk even bothered by a collision.
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    Earl Thomas didn’t cause him to miss games in 2016 or nah?

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    You caught me there and I’ll own it. I was confusing who delivered the hit and you are correct it was Thomas not Chancellor. So I guess Chancellor isnt so tough after all. My bad.

  22. derekgorgonstar says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:23 PM
    The same guy that Zek trucked.

    Twice.
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    krm62015 says:
    Jun 27, 2017 10:36 AM
    LOL at the guy bragging about Elliott “trucking” Kam in a PRESEASON game. The Seahawks already felt bad for ending Romo’s career in that game so why get your own guys hurt. Instead of bragging about a rookie playing hard vs. a veteran pro bowler just trying to get to the regular season you should thank them for getting Prescott in.
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    Yep, Kam said it would be a different result in a regular season game. Only Cowboy fan wouldn’t understand football enough to see it.

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