Vernon Davis avoids injury after slamming into wall on TD grab
We all know how much emphasis the NFL places on “completing the process” of receptions, but this was ridiculous. Vernon Davis capped off his 52-yard TD grab against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by crashing — hard — into a wall behind the back of the end zone.
After ricocheting off the wall, Davis sprawled out on the field for a moment before being helped to his feet by QB Colin Kaepernick. A few seconds later, Davis walked slowly to the sideline with Kaepernick alongside him.
Davis did return for the second half.
That Davis’ collision came at the tail end of a play, and that he stayed in the game after, kept him from joining Gus Frerotte in wall-induced-injury infamy. Frerotte, then the Washington Redskins’ quarterback, hurt himself after head-butting a padded wall at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium while celebrating a touchdown run.