San Francisco 49ers

October 16, 2013 12:00 AM

Leading Off: Where would 49ers be without Vernon Davis?

Brent Jones. John Frank. Russ Francis. Ted Kwalick. The 49ers have been fortunate to have had a few good tight ends, but none of the aforementioned former stars reached the level Vernon Davis is currently on.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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