Vernon Davis is a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, who, as you might have heard, will be playing in the Super Bowl on February 3.
And by the time you finish reading this post, Vernon Davis will be your new favorite football player. Unless you're a Ravens fan. In that case, you probably agree with ol' Joe right here.
The first reason that Vernon Davis will be your new favorite football player is because he's really, really good at football.
Davis also made what's known as "The Catch III" in last year's playoffs; it's called that because it's the third in a series of legendary touchdown receptions by 49ers players at crucial moments in the playoffs.
Part of why Davis is so good at football is because the dude is a preposterous physical specimen. That's him on the right; his brother Vontae, who's a cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts, is on the left.
In addition to his on-field exploits, there are many other reasons why Vernon Davis is your favorite football player. Yes, I will list them. FIRST: he is very stylish.
Here he is rocking a tux at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Damn son, don't hurt 'em with those gold cleats. DON'T HURT 'EM.
Davis also majored in studio art at the University of Maryland, and he's carried that interest over into his professional life. Davis paints, and he opened an art gallery in San Jose.
Here's some work of Davis', taken from his Instagram.
It gets even better: he's also supported the foundation by holding curling events, and he served as an honorary for the U.S. curling team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Davis has completely rehabilitated his image since being seen as a diva under coach Mike Singletary.
Davis also loves his mom.
And last, but not least: Davis appeared in the music video for a Mike Jones/Ron Artest rap song.
So, don't be surprised if Davis serves as the fulcrum if the 49ers win on February 3. Until then: