By: Matt Geffen
The Washington Redskins’ Vernon Davis is a difference maker. As one of the most successful tight ends in NFL history, Vernon won a Super Bowl victory with the Denver Broncos in 2016 and was drafted sixth overall in the nation by the 49ers in 2006. You might be surprised to learn that football is just one corner of Vernon’s talents and successes, as he also employs his celebrity and wealth as a philanthropist, helping to make a difference in the health and education of America’s youth through his partnership with KRAVE Jerky and the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts. On our third day at BottleRock Napa 2016, Vernon takes a break from the line of eager fans waiting for pictures and autographs to speak with FastForward reporters about his partnership with KRAVE and the Vernon Davis Foundation.
When asked what brings him to BottleRock, Vernon says, “I’m here to promote KRAVE Jerky, as well as show off my culinary chops. As we all know, KRAVE Jerky is all natural, gluten free, started a few years back—they’ve been able to attack the market in so many different ways. The partnership I’ve had with them has been extraordinary. I wouldn’t replace it for anything in the world.” Vernon has been working with the company for three years as one of their most influential ambassadors, promoting the brand in the Bay Area and beyond.
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