San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has answered the call of leadership.
Nobody knows that better than Dashon Goldson.
Davis recently gave the 49ers safety a new cellphone with carrier service paid for a year. The reason?
"I gave it to him just to show my appreciation for some of the things he does on this team and for me as a teammate," Davis told FOXSports.com at 49ers training camp. "When I come across guys like that, I like to show them something in return."
Goldson said Davis' gesture came from "out of the blue."
"That just speaks volumes of what type of guy he is," said Goldson, a teammate of Davis' since 2007. "He's very appreciative.
"Since I've gotten here, I've seen him evolving. He's at a better place in his life now. It's showing up in his game and as a leader on this team."
A team that has a bona fide chance to reach the Super Bowl if Davis and the skill-position players San Francisco added in the offseason can help carry the offensive load and complement ...