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DWTS Contestant Vernon Davis Fails to Reach the Top 10 after Being Eliminated during Week 6

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 21, 2020
10:30 A.M.
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"Dancing With The Stars" sixth week ended with the elimination of former NFL star Vernon Davis and his partner as they failed to get a spot on the top 10 teams.

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Vernon Davis is a former professional NFL tight end with an impressive field record. The 36-year-old joined the competitive dance show for its 29th season but was unfortunately eliminated during the sixth week.

The athlete's final episode on the show aired on Monday, October 19 and after the various dance performances from the eleven teams was over, it was time for the elimination round.

Vernon Davis is seen outside 'Dancing With The Stars' rehearsal studios on October 14, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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The show's host and former supermodel, Tyra Banks started by announcing the nine safe couples which left Davis and his partner Peta Murgatroyd in the bottom with Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart.

Murgatroyd who injured her neck during the fifth week's show revealed that the injury was caused by three of her ribs which "popped out."

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Unfortunately for the 36-year-old and Murgatroyd, only one out of the three judges voted to save them, and thus they were eliminated from the competition. Davis and Murgatroyd performed the cha-cha to the song "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang for their last dance and it was dedicated to the athlete's late grandfather.

Last week, the former NFL player had escaped elimination when he was in the bottom two alongside Jesse Metcalfe and his partner Sharna Burgess. However, Judges scored him 21 out of 30 points for his cha-cha dance and were quick to point out the errors in his routine.

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During an exclusive interview with ET the 36-year-old stated that despite the COVID safety concerns, he was happy to have been a part of the show and the journey gave him fond memories with his partner and other contestants.

Murgatroyd who injured her neck during the fifth week's show revealed that the injury was caused by three of her ribs which "popped out" but she was doing better and grateful for her time with Davis on the show.

The former NFL tight end dance moves even won the heart of Sophie, a 7-year-old brain tumor survivor who became a fan of the show after regaining her sight. The athlete surprised his young fan with a zoom call, where they talked for over ten minutes and the little girl even asked Davis to be her boyfriend.

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