Bodies We Want

48 of 54

Vernon Davis

Photograph By Ben Watts for ESPN The Magazine

"Focus on what's in front of you rather than the negative thoughts roaming in your mind, like, Oh, I'm not going to catch this pass.' I call those negative thoughts strongholds. I'll drown them out by talking to myself and keeping my confidence at a high level. My edge is that will to be great, because when I touch the field, I think I'm the best player out there."