Kaepernick vents to Vernon Davis at a LongHorn Steakhouse in Youngstown, Ohio

SANTA CLARA – Vernon Davis spoke in the locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a story he told about a dinner he had with Colin Kaepernick a few months ago in Youngstown Ohio, after the loss to the Vikings.

VERNON DAVIS: Colin, he wants to be successful. He wants to be great. I remember back when we were in Youngstown, Ohio. We went to a restaurant called LongHorn. And he sat there, and he said: “I just want to play. I just want to play. I just want my opportunity.”  I could see the fire in his eyes. He just wanted to prove what he could do. He wanted to let the coaches know that he was ready.

ME: Did he invite you out to dinner?

VERNON DAVIS: We got off the bus from practice and he came over to me and he was like, “Vern, are you going over to LongHorn?” And I was like, “Yeah, I’m going over.” And he was like, “I’m gonna go with you.”

ME: Could you tell he had something on his mind he wanted to talk to you about?

VERNON DAVIS: I didn’t know what he was going to talk about, but I could tell he was a little frustrated with everything that was going on.

Q: What advice did you give him?

VERNON DAVIS: I told him just have patience. You’ve gone through a lot. You have a beautiful story. You’re just destined for success. His story touches my heart. And I didn’t know his story until we sat down and he told me his story in depth, everything that went on his life. And I just knew at that moment. You will be successful, so just wait your time. It will come.

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