There's a reason why Vernon Davis is heading into his 11th NFL season and first with the Washington Redskins: He takes very good care of his body. Otherwise there's no way he could have played in 148 games in his career and endured such a constant level of physical punishment.
It's a level of extremes that Davis goes through to keep himself in prime form. He sits in a cold tub, then he gets worked over by one of the most incredible athletes in the world in "The Rock." This all happened before Davis took part in the Redskins' first series of OTAs!
Davis' insane workout regimen hasn't gone unnoticed outside of Redskins Park. Sports Illustrated Edge compiled a list of the "Fittest 50" men in sports, and Davis came in pretty high at No. 20.
"Want a physique like Davis's? The Redskins' tight end certainly has a genetic advantage, but an intense exercise routine and strict diet have also helped to sculpt his 6'3", 250-pound frame," SI Edge said. "Entering his 10th year in the NFL, the 32-year-old still strives for athletic greatness."
Davis says it's easy to stay motivated and in shape because his teammates demand excellence in everything they do, including workouts.
"It's always good when you can come in with that confidence and just being optimistic is always great," Davis said. "We don't have a lot of guys here that are cocky or conceited. We don't have that. There's a lot of comradery and synergy within this group. I elated to be here and experience this. I really do think this is a fantastic team and we can do some great things around here. We have a bunch of young guys, but we also have a lot of leaders here and that is what I see."