49ers Lock Up Captain Davis

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    SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 12: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is introduced prior to his game against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Vernon Davis

    Vernon Davis has received a five-year contract extension from the San Francisco 49ers.

    The tight end entering his fifth NFL season led the team with 78 receptions last year for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns, which tied Antonio Gates' NFL mark for the position. Davis made his first Pro Bowl in 2009 and tied for the league lead in touchdown catches with Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald.

    Overall, Davis has 181 receptions for 2,097 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career.

    A first-round draft pick in 2006, Davis started eight games as a rookie and has been a regular, when healthy, ever since. He also is a team captain.