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Q&A with CB Vontae Davis



University of Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis is amongst the best players at his position. Read what he had to say to the media at the NFL Combine. **

Q: What do you think about the chance of playing with your brother, Vernon in San Francisco?
A: It would be good, because I'd love to play with my brother. But at the same time, I'd love to compete against him. When we wrestle and stuff, he always comes out on top. So I'd love to come out on top in the real game. He's bigger and stronger so he tries to pick on me all the time. I say, "It's all good. You can have the win right now."

Q: What did you think when Singletary sent your brother off the field?
A: For a coach, that's what he had to do. And from a player's standpoint, my brother learned and he disciplined himself from that. It made him a better person. How he carries himself now, he's a much better person. I was like "wow!" when I saw it. It made him a better person and it made me a better person, learning from his mistakes.

Q: Coach (Ron) Zook ever banish you to the locker room?
A: Yeah, he did and that's because he saw my brother. And he said, "I'm going to do it to you, too."

Q: What would be it like to cover Randy Moss?
A: I'd be in shock if I had to see Randy Moss. It's like a dream. I wouldn't know how to react. Once I start practicing, I should get over things. I know Randy Moss is going to make me better as a player. Every opponent I line up against, I look at every receiver as a tough opponent.

Q What separates you from other top corners?
A: I feel I'm a physical corner. I can cover and come up and stop the run. I have an all-around game.

Q: Your brother came here and helped his draft stock with quite a show, you expect the same?
A: I'm hoping, we have the same genes.

Q: Why didn't you go to Maryland like your brother?
A: Long story short, I didn't go to Maryland because my brother went there.

Q: Do you have a competition between you and your brother to see who can have a better NFL career?
A: Yeah, it's kind of like that. I don't want to be known as Vernon Davis' little brother.

Q: Did Vernon ever bully you?
A: He's my older brother so he always thought he could bully me. I expect that because I look up to him. He pushed me a lot through high school. He did things that made me a better player. He woke me up 5 o'clock in the morning to go throw the ball and he helped me.

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