In Sunday's 52-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints, New York Giants rookie running back David Wilson had a game for the ages. He set a franchise record with 327 all-purpose yards, and became the first NFL player in history to rush for over 100 yards while also compiling over 200 kick return yards. On top of all of that, he added three touchdowns. And now, he's being rewarded for his efforts.
The league announced on Wednesday that Wilson has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for week 15. He is the first Giants kick returner to win the award since David Meggett did it in week one of the 1994 season when he returned three kickoffs for 52 yards and two punts for 68 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson becomes the second Giant to win the award this year, joining kicker Lawrence Tynes, who won it in week three after connecting on all five of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra point attempts for a total of 18 points.
Despite 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Wilson was not nominated for NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
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