Vernon Leonard Davis (born January 31, 1984) is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers sixth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Upon entering the league, Davis signed to a five-year, $23 million deal that made him the highest paid tight end at the time. In 2009, Davis co-led the NFL in touchdown receptions. In the 2011–12 NFL playoffs with the 49ers, Davis caught the game winning touchdown pass from Alex Smith against the New Orleans Saints, which was referred to as "The Catch III". In 2015, Davis was traded to the Denver Broncos, where he ended up winning Super Bowl 50 with the team against the Carolina Panthers.