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New York Giants Kick Returner David Wilson Named AP Second-Team All Pro

January 12th, 2013 at 10:20 AM
By Dan Benton

The incredible season New York Giants rookie running back David Wilson had continued to receive its due recognition on Saturday as the NFL announced first and second-team AP All Pros. Wilson, who set a franchise record with 1,533 kick return yards, was named a second-team All Pro at kick returner. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was named first-team All Pro.

Jones led the way with an incredible 37 1/2 votes, while Wilson tallied three. Buffalo Bills' Leodis McKelvin (2 1/2), Seattle Seahawks' Leon Washington (2), Tennessee Titans' (and former Giant) Darius Reynaud (2), Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb (1), Miami Dolphins' Marcus Thigpen (1) and Cleveland Browns' Josh Cribbs (1) all also received votes.

Wilson was the only Giants played named to either the first-team or second-team, with guard Chris Snee (2) and safety Stevie Brown (6) being his only teammates to receive any votes.

In addition to franchise record 1,533 kickoff return yards, Wilson also set a franchise rookie record with 1,925 all-purpose yards and the franchise's single-game record with 327 all-purpose yards. He was also named the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team and Pro Football Focus All-NFC East Team.

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6 Responses to “New York Giants Kick Returner David Wilson Named AP Second-Team All Pro”

  1.  Dirt says:

    Well deserved. And I’m glad Brown got so many votes. And it’s good to see the AP still has no idea how to grade the OL.

  2.  Dirt says:

    Well done, Dan!

  3.  GIANTT says:

    So , next year , when he starts to get more playing time at running back , will he find his returning duties curtailed ?

  4.  Krow says:

    This is good … because this year wasn’t exactly a confidence builder for him till late in the season. Very helpful for next year.

  5.  Sparky says:

    David Wilson will be a good player some day but I have a feeling it will be Andre Brown getting the majority of the snaps next year, because of the infamous reading the blitz and protecting the QB importance that is placed on the RB in this system. Even if Brown is no better he has been here longer and is “more familiar” with the Gilbride system. If they don’t improve the offensive line in the off season it will be even less likely that Wilson be the “feature back”.

    I’ve been a fan of this team for over 40 years (I seen the good, the bad and the really, really bad) and have never witnessed such a consistent melt down of a team in a particular month as this team has done in recent years. I am not complaining about the coaching or the players (I like Coughlin he is exactly what this new NFL needs) but I still think when you play in this part of the country and you need good O-lineman (not just average) and you need to run a lot better than they have been in the past few years. Eli is the best quarterback since the “Great” Phil Simms but he had OJ Anderson and a GOOD offensive line.

    I agree with Krow on the subject of this drafting and sitting them caca where then need to learn the “system”. The life expectancy of a draftee on this team seams to be the rookie contract unless you’re a franchise player. In this “system” unless you can explain Einstein’s theory of relativity you don’t stand a chance of starting a game in your rookie year.

    I was longing to watch playoff games in January but after watching the Baltimore, Atlanta, and Cincinnati games (which were painful watching because I would watch and expect something in the way of a comeback) I was seriously doubting they had the magic to make the run for whatever reason.

    They will draft a OL early and I am preying for a impact LB

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