Feb 28, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis told the USA Today on Thursday that he’ll be reprising his role as the honorary captain for the U.S. Curling team at the Sochi Olympics next February.
Davis was first introduced to the sport when the national team practiced in San Jose four years ago in preparation for the 2010 Olympics, and was an invited guest of the team in Vancouver. He now holds charity curling events and gets in a match or two when he can between seasons.
“I like [curling] because it’s very strategic,” Davis explained. “You really have to plan in order to be able to achieve in this game. I also like it because it’s different and I’m the type of person who likes to do things differently than others. To me that’s what life is all about.”
Davis will join the team when the Olympics kick off February 7 in Sochi, only five days after the Super Bowl, which he hopes to play in again after losing to the Ravens this year. Of course, maybe the coolest part is that he’ll get his own team jacket. There’s no way Becky will turn him down for the prom now.
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