NIners' Pro Bowler Davis Named Honorary Olympic Captain

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Vernon Davis is headed to his first Pro Bowl and his first Olympics, too.

The star San Francisco 49ers tight end will be an honorary captain for the U.S. men's curling team next month at the Vancouver Olympics. The opportunity came about after Davis gave curling a try in November and loved it.

Davis, who last Sunday tied Antonio Gates' NFL record for touchdowns by a tight end with 13, shot several curling public service announcements this week at 49ers team headquarters and with the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club at the San Jose Sharks' practice ice. Those PSAs will be used at curling clubs around the country to help promote the sport's growth, Patzke said.