And the ESPY goes to…
The 49ers (and Saints) for a remarkable NFL Divisional Playoff game. The 49ers were victorious 36-32 that day, and were rewarded again last night at the 2012 ESPYs.
Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis accepted the honor on behalf of the team and were joined on stage by Jimmy Murphy, a young boy battling cystic fibrosis. According to a tweet from ESPN’s Josh Krulewitz (discovered by Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News) Davis met Murphy before the award show, saw his “Make-A-Wish” button, and asked Murphy to sit with him for the show.
On stage, Davis thanked the 49ers Faithful, teammates, coaches, CEO Jed York and his quarterback, Alex Smith.
After the acceptance speech, Davis, Willis, Murphy and award presenter Joel McHale posed for photos in the ESPY photo booth. (Sorry Joel, we all know who that is on the right side of the picture.)
The NFL dominated the ESPYs last night, winning multiple categories throughout the evening.
More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Tony Pauline of SI.com previews Thursday’s supplemental draft and the eight players who could be selected. Pauline: “Teams will have the opportunity Thursday to submit bids on the players they want; whoever commits the highest pick to a prospect is awarded the player and will have to forfeit that pick in the 2013 draft next April.”
Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly suggests the 49ers have the best running back committee in the NFL.
Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com passes along the comments of 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs, who recently made an appearance on Jim Rome’s television show. Jacobs believes teammate Randy Moss has a chip on his shoulder and is gearing up for a big year in 2012.
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