Posts Tagged ‘vernon davis’

A Cranky Fan’s Guide to the NFL Playoffs

Only four teams remain in contention to win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, and despite the best efforts of owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins are not among them. But Sunday's NFC and AFC championship games may feel especially bittersweet for local fans: This week marks 20 years since the last time [...]

Super-Recruiter Locksley Trying to Lock Up Another Local?

Albuquerque could get a new football stadium soon: The prepophile website reports that Good Counsel quarterback Zach Dancel just got a scholarship offer from the University of New Mexico.

Superhero D.C. Recruiter Mike Locksley in More Trouble in New Mexico

So maybe there's more to college coaching than recruiting?
For years it was agreed that nobody was a better college recruiter than D.C.'s own Mike Locksley. He was responsible for developing a pipeline of gridiron talent from the District to whatever school hired him as an assistant. Two examples: When Locksley was at Maryland, he landed Dunbar's [...]

NFL’s—and Dunbar’s—Vernon Davis Headlines Gray Fundraiser

In the battle for celebrity endorsements, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty struck first, with a go-go concert celebrating his campaign. And now Council Chairman Vincent Gray is getting into the act, too.
Tonight, at Ozio, Gray will mingle with "young professionals" and NFL tight end Vernon Davis—a Dunbar graduate who also played basketball and competed in track [...]

Vontae Davis Says Coach Locksley’s DC Pipeline Will Reach Albuquerque

When I spoke with the NFL's Davis brothers, Vernon and Vontae, before last weekend's youth football camp at their alma mater, Dunbar, they confirmed that they decided where to go to college because of Mike Locksley. He's the DC native and former Maryland and Illinois assistant coach who gained renown by developing a pipeline of [...]

Vernon and Vontae Davis, DC’s Best Brother Act, Come Home for Football Camp

There's been a change in the sports pecking order around here, for those who haven't noticed. "DC was a basketball town," says Vernon Davis "It's a football town now."
You gonna argue with him?
Davis, a 6'3", 253-pound former University of Maryland star and now tight end with the San Francisco 49ers, has done his share to [...]

Football’s Davis Brothers Put on a Clinic

DC's own Vernon and Vontae Davis, the 3rd set of brothers ever to be drafted #1 in the NFL, will come home to put on a free youth football clinic this Saturday at their alma mater, Dunbar.
Along with being Exhibit A on how much gridiron talent can be found within the underappreciated DCIAA, the Davis [...]