Vernon Davis launches acting career that he hopes will obscure his football career

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Former NFL tight end Vernon Davis doesn’t want to be known as former NFL tight end Vernon Davis. He wants to be known as current actor Vernon Davis.

Via John Keim of ESPN.com, Davis recently explained that he hopes his acting career will eventually make people forget that he played football.

“Over time I’ll probably show up in so many projects that people will get used to seeing me as an actor and forget about me as a player,” Davis told Keim in a recent podcast. “I think about watching Terry Crews and The Rock and you see them and you don’t think about them as athletes, because you see them in so many different projects. That will probably happen with me.”

It won’t be easy. Davis, a top-10 pick of the 49ers in 2006 who spent 14 seasons in the NFL and played in two Super Bowls, had a much longer and more successful football career than Crews or Dwayne Johnson.

He’s off to a good start. He has acted in five movies, and three others will begin shooting soon. And he’s definitely not lacking in a key quality for success in that field — confidence.

“I would love to do some of the same things [The] Rock is doing,” Davis said. “I like his work ethic. . . . I know what I’m doing and where I want to be. I can see it.”

Starting in 2022, you’ll be able to see Davis in multiple films. Then we’ll all see where it goes from there.

26 responses to “Vernon Davis launches acting career that he hopes will obscure his football career

  1. He will be forever known for being a baby and getting benched by Mike Singletary!

  2. Terry Crews & The Rock are in movies people actually see and know. The only things Vernon has been in that anyone knows are where he’s shown up as Vernon Davis…hope doesn’t try to be like O.J.

  3. Success in that business depends on one thing and one thing only– Will you take the ticket?

  4. Kam Chancellor ruined this guy’s NFL career. Best of luck to him in acting.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:

    July 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Kam Chancellor ruined this guy’s NFL career. Best of luck to him in acting

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    Except for the fact that his best career year was the year after that head hunting fraud’s cheap shot. He also went on to win a Super Bowl two years later.

    But yeah other than that you’re still completely wrong.

  6. Burning like Vernon! Nobody wants V.D! He was funny as himself in the TV series the league.

  7. My Dad was a actor, acting coach, and a board member of SAG/AFTRA. He made a living at it. That’s something that only under 1% of aspiring actors achieve. Less than .1% OF 1% get payed like The Rock. Hopefully you saved a good chunk of your NFL money because that’s what you’ll be living on.

  8. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    July 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm
    Kam Chancellor ruined this guy’s NFL career. Best of luck to him in acting.

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    Playing for your Jets ruins every players’ career

  9. IF he doesn’t leverage his NFL career then he’s like any other hopeful getting off of a Greyhound Bus in LA!

    The fact that he has any parts already is due solely to the NFL So, he should admit and embrace that and not mock us!

  10. One local commercial will eclipse his playing career. Top 6 pick had unlimited potential and was colossally mediocre for the majority of his career.

  11. “finfanjim says:
    July 3, 2021 at 11:48 am
    Just be as woke as possible and he will be a SUCCESS.”

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    Dude. Not everything has to be boiled down to a partisan political point.
    What kind of sad life must someone have when everything has to do with either a cartoonist version of a Republican or a cartoonish version of a Democrat? Who has that kind of time and energy to waste on such negativity. Pointless. Mindless. Negativity.

  12. pab08 says:
    July 4, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    “finfanjim says:
    July 3, 2021 at 11:48 am
    Just be as woke as possible and he will be a SUCCESS.”

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    Dude. Not everything has to be boiled down to a partisan political point.
    What kind of sad life must someone have when everything has to do with either a cartoonist version of a Republican or a cartoonish version of a Democrat? Who has that kind of time and energy to waste on such negativity. Pointless. Mindless. Negativity.

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    I’m pretty sure the original poster didn’t spend a lot of time or energy on his post. The real question is who has the time or energy to take all this “woke” stuff seriously? Certainly not anyone with an actual career and responsibilities

  13. finfanjim says:
    July 3, 2021 at 11:48 am
    Just be as woke as possible and he will be a SUCCESS.
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    Don’t talk like that. They’ll ban you from the internet. finfanjim says:
    July 3, 2021 at 11:48 am
    Just be as woke as possible and he will be a SUCCESS.”

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    Dude. Not everything has to be boiled down to a partisan political point.
    What kind of sad life must someone have when everything has to do with either a cartoonist version of a Republican or a cartoonish version of a Democrat? Who has that kind of time and energy to waste on such negativity. Pointless. Mindless. Negativity
    Cancel. Control. Negate opposing views. Democracy. Right?
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  14. I like Vernon but he was a bit of a prima donna on the football field so he should fit right in with actors.

  15. sbc2556 says:

    July 4, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    IF he doesn’t leverage his NFL career then he’s like any other hopeful getting off of a Greyhound Bus in LA!

    The fact that he has any parts already is due solely to the NFL So, he should admit and embrace that and not mock us!

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    Learn to read. No one is mocking anyone or saying his nfl career didnt help him. He wants his acting career to become bigger than his football career. Anyone and everyone with ambition in life wants to be more successful at their current project and at their next than they were at their last, hes no different.

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