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The story of Vernon Davis' wedding proposal, which featured the beach and skydivers

The story of Vernon Davis' wedding proposal, which featured the beach and skydivers

If you're thinking about proposing to your significant other anytime soon, do yourself a favor: Don't let that significant other see the video of Vernon Davis' proposal.

In mid-July, the Redskins tight end popped the question to his now-fiancee, Kayla, on the beach in Ocean City, Md. And just to ensure that Kayla would remember the moment forever, Davis enlisted the help of — because why not? — skydivers, too.

"I had a dream about it," Davis said at training camp following a practice when asked how he settled on such an elaborate plan. "She showed me some ideas of different proposals a long time ago and right after she showed me that night I had a dream about the skydivers."

Following that dream, No. 85 explained that he used his resources and reached out to a friend to help set up the aerial side of things (after all, as everyone knows, you have to have a friend who has a strong connection to skydivers). 

"It just worked," he said. Yep, it sure did.

As you can see in that video that shows the whole process, once the skydivers landed, they took off their gear and revealed shirts that said, "Will you marry me?" Of course, Kayla said yes, and Davis proceeded to give her a rock that was bigger than many that were on the OC beach that day.

In terms of how he felt during it all, Davis admitted he was a little nervous, comparing it to his emotions on a game day. And for those who are now inspired to try and top what he pulled off, the veteran has three words for you.

"Bring it on."


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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

Vernon Davis has long been a fan favorite in the D.C. area since his University of Maryland days. The 34-year-old is almost always well-dressed and respectful to the media. 

More recently, he has been outspoken about his interest in acting after his football career. A true renaissance man who just so happens to be a force in the National Football League. 

In April, NBC Sports Washington ran into Davis at the Team USA Awards where he was serving as guest speaker. 

He took his smooth nature to a whole new level Tuesday while vacationing in Ocean City, Md. with his girlfriend Kayla. 

Dressed in all white on the beach, Davis proposed in an epic way. 

The best motivation I ever had. #shesmyrock

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Check out the whole video produced below. We won't spoil it for you, but there were skydivers involved. Take a look: 

Davis will suit up for his third season with the Redskins when training camp opens July 26 in Richmond. 

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One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. Signed to a one-year deal after a poor 2015 season, expectations were low for Davis and he over-delivered.

He ended the season with 44 catches and 583 yards to go with two touchdowns, but a stat from Pro Football Focus truly stands out. 

There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed. Still, at age 32, Davis had the moves to make defenders miss. 

ROSTER BATTLES: Left guard | Tight end Nickel cornerback  | Inside linebacker | Running back

Even early in 2016, as early as training camp, a number of Redskins players mentioned that Davis still had speed and quickness. That didn't change throughout the 16 game season. Pro Football Focus just quantified it. 


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