Don't look now, but New York Giants rookie running back David Wilson continues to rack up multiple nominations and awards, with the most recent coming courtesy of Pro Football Weekly, who named Wilson to their 2012 All-Rookie Team as a kick returner.
"Giants RB David Wilson didn’t make the expected impact out of the backfield, but he was a huge threat on kickoff returns, returning one 97 yards for a touchdown. He had seven returns of 40 yards or more, the most in the league."
Wilson's 1,533 kickoff return yards were a franchise record, but just one of many all-time team marks he set in 2012. He also set a franchise rookie record with 1,925 all-purpose yards (second in the NFL amongst rookies) and the franchise record for all-purpose yards (327) in a single game. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for week 14 after said single-game performance.
In addition to the PFW honor, Wilson was also one of eight Giants named to the Pro Football Focus All-NFC East team.
After a rough start to his NFL career, things continue to look up for the youngster. Earlier this month, General Manager Jerry Reese indicated he could be the "lead dog" at running back as early as next season. And with his sights already set on Canton and the Hall of Fame, we wouldn't recommend you expecting anything less than a stellar career from #22.
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