New York Giants rookie David Wilson had his hopes set on making the Pro Bowl as a kick returner. Though that didn't happen, he managed to earn second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors as a kick returner. He was the only Giant to make the All-Pro team.
While waiting to make his way out of Tom Coughlin's dog house, Wilson managed to make a name for himself returning kicks. Late in the season, Wilson consistently gave the offense exceptional starting field position. He would finish the season with 1,533 kick return yards and one touchdown. He returned the ball 40 or more yards an impressive seven times. Wilson's accomplishments put him second in voting behind Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones.
Guard Chris Snee and safety Stevie Brown were the only other Giants to receive votes. Pro Bowlers Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz received no votes.
Wilson will surely become a bigger weapon for the g-men next season. This honor is likely to be the first of many for this young talent.
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