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David Wilson | Running Back

Team: Virginia Tech Hokies
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200

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Virginia Tech running back David Wilson will pass up his senior season in favor of the NFL draft.
The ACC Player of the Year ran for 1,709 yards this season, but had just 32 in the ACC title game loss against Clemson and 82 in the Sugar Bowl defeat to Michigan. Wilson topped 100 yards in 10 of the Hokies’ first 12 games. Wilson noted that the draft advisory board tabbed him as a second-round pick. Fri, Jan 6, 2012 03:16:00 PM

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Running back David Wilson had a scholarship offer from Michigan, whom he and Virginia Tech will face in the Sugar Bowl.

Wilson is a Virginia native who was ranked by as the fourth-best running back in the country among the class of 2009. While he did not pay a visit to Ann Arbor, the sophomore will get an up-close look at the Wolverines in the Sugar Bowl. Wilson has 1,627 yards rushing and is seventh nationally with an average of 125 yards per game.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 02:58:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson entered the ACC title game with 1,595 yards, but was held to 11-32 in a 38-10 loss to Clemson.

The ACC Player of the Year was not a factor in the conference’s showcase. Wilson's 32 yards was not only a low-water mark, it was the first he failed to gain at least 80 yards in a season in which reached the century mark 10 times. Though it was in a losing cause the first time around against Clemson on Oct. 1, Wilson was 20-123 in that game.
Sat, Dec 3, 2011 11:42:00 PM

David Wilson ran for 153 yards and 2 TDs in Virginia Tech’s 38-0 rout of Virginia.

The Hokies won the ACC Coastal Division and will play Clemson in the conference title game next week. Wilson has rushed for 100 yards in 10 of 12 games and he will enter the Clemson rematch with 1,595 yards. The two TDs broke a three-game draught without finding the end zone.
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 07:25:00 PM

Virginia Tech’s David Wilson ran for a career-high 175 yards in a 37-26 win at Georgia Tech.

Wilson, who had 23 carries, stretched his streak of 100-yard games to seven. He has topped 100 yards in nine of 10 games and, in each instance, has rushed for at least 125 yards. His average of 136 yards rushing per game is third nationally behind Oregon’s LaMichael James (152, at Stanford on Saturday) and San Diego State’s Ronnie Hillman (150, at Colorado State).
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 11:11:00 AM

Virginia Tech’s David Wilson ran for 148 yards in a 14-10 win at Duke.

It was the eighth time in nine games that Wilson has topped the century mark this season. It was his highest total since rushing for 162 in the opener against Appalachian State. Wilson, who entered the game fourth nationally with an average of 130 yards per game, has 1,185 yards on the season.
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 04:45:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson is on track for his pre-season goal of 1,700 yards rushing.

Wilson has been a model of consistency this season and he is on pace to rush for 1,685 yards in 13 games, including a bowl. His average of 130 yards per game ranks fourth nationally. Wilson has rushed for 100 yards in seven of eight games and, in the last five weeks, the junior has rushed for between 123 and 136 yards against opponents ranging from Miami to Marshall. Wilson and the Hokies are at Duke on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 02:12:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson extended his ACC-lead in rushing with 131 yards and a touchdown in a win over Boston College.

Wilson has now gone over 120 yards on the ground in each of his last 5 games. Saturday's performance puts Wilson over the 1000-yard mark for the season and his 42-yard touchdown run was the seventh of the year for the junior.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011 08:22:00 PM

Virginia Tech junior David Wilson is the Hokies' top returning running back and is ready to establish a legacy of his own.

The Hokies’ backfield was a busy place last season. QB Tyrod Taylor and tailbacks Ryan Williams and Darren Evans were all returning stars. That trio has moved on and, this season, it is David Wilson’s turn to bust loose and capture the spotlight. He had a very productive sophomore season with 1,437 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns. But now he is the starting tailback and he has some lofty numbers in mind for 2011.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 11:35:00 AM