Sunday, January 3, 2010
Davis ties mark with 13th TD
ST. LOUIS -- San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis scored his 13th touchdown Sunday with a 73-yard reception from Alex Smith.
Davis, a Pro Bowler for the first time in his career, tied Antonio Gates' NFL record by a tight end for touchdown catches.
The score gave the 49ers a 14-6 lead over the St. Louis Rams with 7:29 to play.
Davis, a month shy of his 26th birthday, will be a starter for the NFC squad in the Jan. 31 game at Miami.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Davis was known as much for his volatile nature as his lack of production during his first three NFL seasons. He was San Francisco's top draft pick in 2006, sixth overall out of Maryland.