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49ers Vernon Davis shows why he is representing US curling team at Winter Olympics

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With the San Francisco 49ers not involved in this weekend's Super Bowl, their players are enjoying some free time in the offseason.

But I doubt many are spending it in quite the same way as 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

In 2013 Davis was named honorary captain of the US Men's curling team for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, and he spoke last night on the Arsenio Hall talk show about his upcoming responsibilities in Russia:

"To raise awareness, to bring awareness to the nation.

"A lot of African-American young men and women they don't know what curling is...what I'm doing is helping them.

"And thats's what it's all about. Helping the next individual advance ," he told the host.

Of course for those of you who have been following Davis' curling career closely you will know he took up the same role ahead of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics after he was introduced to the sport by a 49ers beat writer. 

And while he won't be throwing any 'stones', or 'sweeping' for Team USA in February he did give the host a quick crash course in the rules and technique required.

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