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New York Giants’ David Wilson Named to Pro Football Weekly’s 2012 All-Rookie Team

January 10th, 2013 at 5:30 PM
By Dan Benton

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.


Tags: David Wilson, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

24 Responses to “New York Giants’ David Wilson Named to Pro Football Weekly’s 2012 All-Rookie Team”

  1.  Chad Eldred says:

    This is a nice honor for the kid and more noteworthy than the All-NFC East team. I’m sure tuckthis would concur. Love this kid and his postiive attitude.

  2.  Chad Eldred says:

    And just my opinion, but if G101 does the clothing thing, I would recommend avoiding any sleeveless designs.

  3.  TuckThis says:

    So funny Chad. I hope Coughlin is reading this. I was just going to say that…….shhh! don’t tell demo I said something nice. lol!

    •  kujo says:

      Hey, f*ck Demo! You keep posting, TuckThis! Your negativity is just your way of expressing your fanhood. If Lieutenant Fat Head wants to hate on you, let him hate!

  4.  Barbarossa says:

    I really hope they have him continue to return kickoffs next year, although I’m not holding my breath. He is just too important of a weapon in the field position game to take him out even if it slightly increases his injury risk.

  5. Dan BentonDan Benton says:

    The Giants 101 Hall of Fame is finally updated. Still waiting for the Jennings entry, but alas, we’ve added to it!

    •  kujo says:

      Great stuff, particularly the stuff about JD in Dallas. For those who weren’t around for his dispatches from behind enemy lines, you really did miss out. Guy was one of my favorite posters, and a damn fine human being besides.

    •  Dirt says:

      When Tuck eventually retires, will he be eligible for the Tim Carter wing?

      •  Krow says:

        No, the existential wing. For players who had good careers, but were troubled by the meaninglessness of it all.

  6.  kujo says:

    So, G101 is gonna launch its own clothing line? Well, if that’s the case, they should name each line of attire after regular posters. We could have the FF55 line, which features optimal flexibility in the midsection, allowing the trendy chic individual to look classy AND bend over while blowing himself.

    Or perhaps the Big Boy Line, all of which would feature Demo’s big fat face on the t-shirts, which would all come in XXXL and above.

    We could maybe do the Rosedale line, which would just be a list of all the best things about New York, on the back of jeans and hats and what not.

    And hey, perhaps even the Kujo line of glow-in-the-dark thermal clothing. Good for the person who occasionally finds his or herself locked in a meat freezer without light.

    Oh the possibilities…

    •  Dirt says:

      Where can I find this clothing line?!

      •  TonyMW says:

        It’s funny we’re talking about this, mostly because it is an actual realistic possibility. Almost all G101 regular posters have something that they are known for that can be personified somehow in order to be depicted on a T-shirt. Truly awesome.

        •  Krow says:

          Just don’t put some dumba$$ cartoon whale on it please.

        •  TonyMW says:

          While we’re are on the topic of making requests……I’d personally like a shirt with Perry Fewell disguised as James Hetfield from Metallica and something along the lines of “Get rid of Fewell, I want him fired, give me that which I desire” below the photo. Now THAT is a shirt I’d be interested in….

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Wouldn’t work. My back is so stiff most of the time that I wouldn’t be able to make use of the flexibility except on rare occasions.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    I miss JD. Good man.

    I’ll bet David Wilson is someplace cursing out Coughlin and Gilbride and Ingram for not allowing him on the field sooner. And he would be perfectly within his rights to do so.

    I’ll say this. Jerry Reese got the right guy. Tampa bay got a terrific running back. The Giants got a game-breaker.

    •  Dirt says:

      We’ll know Coughlin made the right decision to teabag Wilson in his rookie year if– nevermind, it will never be considered the right decision.

      Although, we’ll learn a lot about the kid by way of how he comes out of this offseason. If he works his **** off to prove he’s the man, then we’ve got a consolation for his wasted rookie season.

  8.  LUZZ says:

    Rainey – just released by Steelers. Sounds like he’s a first class loser. I’d suggest possibly signing him as he could be a nice weapon returning punts and kicks if we weren’t trying to rehabilitate Will Hill. it’s dangerous to have too many turds on the team, especially if they are old college buds.

    •  Krow says:

      He’s a natural for Dallas …

      “Hey Dez … I hear you b-tch slapped your Mom … well I did the same to my girlfriend. Let’s hit the clubs.”

  9.  Krow says:

    Why Mike Pettine could never be the Defense Coordinator of the Giants … damned by his own words …

    “How we configure it is more player-driven. I’ve always believed that you don’t fit your players to your scheme, but you fit your scheme to your players. What I see here is a group of explosive athletes and playmakers and we’re going to put them in a position to do just that. We’re going to be in the configuration that gives us the best opportunity to win football games.”

    •  G-MenFan says:

      Those words should be printed, framed, and hung on TC’s office wall.

      If you’re going to have a GM who drafts “BPA”, this is exactly what you do. If you’re not going to do this, your GM is spinning his wheels because he’s not drafting to your systems and styles.

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