Ex-49er Davis modeling acting career after The Rock, Terry Crews

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Former San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis is trying to model his post-NFL career after Dwayne Johnson and Terry Crews as he transitions from the gridiron to the big screen.

Like his inspirations, the ex-tight end hopes his acting chops will eventually overshadow his time in football.

"Over time, I'll probably show up in so many projects that people will get used to seeing me as an actor and forget about me as a player," Davis said on the "John Keim Report."

"I think about watching Terry Crews and The Rock, and you see them and you don't think about them as athletes because you see them in so many different projects. That will probably happen with me."

Johnson played collegiately for Miami and enjoyed a brief CFL stint, while Crews was drafted in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

"I would love to do some of the same things (The) Rock is doing," Davis added. "I like his work ethic. ... I know what I'm doing and where I want to be. I can see it."

Davis, who retired after the 2019 NFL campaign, has acted in five films, with three more scheduled to begin filming soon. He's slated to appear in two movies with Bruce Willis in 2022.

Davis, 37, recorded 7,562 receiving yards over a 14-year career. He played with the 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Washington Football Team.

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