Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/20/12

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis credits President Barack Obama as being an inspiration.

Last week, Obama applauded Davis when paying a visit to a fundraiser in the Bay Area - and then offered a suggestion.

"I want to thank Vernon Davis for being here," Obama said. "If you want to come and play for the Bears, you are welcome to do it."

The tongue-in-cheek response didn't play too well with the San Francisco-based crowd.

Davis was clearly touched by the sentiment, posting on his Twitter page, "I can't believe the president just gave me some love on stage! I must be dreaming."

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