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Playing Ball : Life Lessons from My Journey to the Super Bowl and Beyond - Vernon Davis

Playing Ball

Life Lessons from My Journey to the Super Bowl and Beyond

By: Vernon Davis

Hardcover | 20 August 2024

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NFL football star Vernon Davis delves into his astonishing career, from winning Super Bowl 50 in 2016 with the Denver Broncos to reinventing himself as an actor and producer, and recalls the hard-won lessons-including that infamous press conference-that paved his path to success.

INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION FROM COACH MIKE SINGLETARY


NFL football star Vernon Davis delves into his astonishing career, from winning Super Bowl 50 in 2016 with the Denver Broncos to reinventing himself as an actor and producer, and recalls the hard-won lessons-including that infamous press conference-that paved his path to success.

INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION FROM COACH MIKE SINGLETARY


In October 2008, after a San Francisco loss to Seattle, Vernon Davis was put on blast by Coach Mike Singletary in a fiery speech criticizing his "me-myself-and-I attitude." It proved to be the turning point in Davis's career, and the inspiration for him to change his mind set and his game plan, as well as his perspective on life and family.

At the time, Davis was a young, talented player drafted by the San Franscisco 49ers in 2006 at number six, one of the highest drafted tight ends in NFL history. He played ten years for the 49ers, including a 2013 Super Bowl loss to the Baltimore Ravens in a 34-31 heartbreaker, where Davis recorded six catches for 104 yards. He later won a Super Bowl in 2016 with Peyton Manning and the Broncos, after nailing a crucial downfield block that sprung teammate C. L. Anderson for a key 34-yard run that helped the Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the ring.

Davis retired in 2019 after four final years of playing for his hometown team in Washington, DC. He's now deeply involved in his new passion for acting and producing. Here, he rewinds his real-life tape to reflect on his youthful beginnings, his career and competitive spirit-and the insights on teamwork, leadership, and responsibility that came in the aftermath of Coach Singletary's press conference that prompted Davis to transform his football career and his life for the better.

Weaving personal reflections with frank, real-world advice, Playing Ball is an eye-opening story of what winning-on the field and off-is all about.

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