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David Wilson nabs special teams player of the week

New York Giants' David Wilson does a back flip after running for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints in their NFL football game in East Rutherford Reuters

There’s little doubt that rookie running back David Wilson was the biggest star of the Giants’ 52-27 win over the Saints in Week 14.

And now there’s no doubt that he’s the NFC special teams player of the week as a result. The NFL made the announcement on Wednesday, honoring Wilson for a day that saw him pile up 327 all-purpose yards.

Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for the first Giants touchdown of the day and had a couple of other huge returns that set the Giants up with prime field position. He also ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns as part of an effort that marked the first-round pick’s best day as a professional.

According to Randall Liu of the NFL, Wilson’s 227 kick return yards are the most ever in a game by a player who also ran for 100 yards. With Ahmad Bradshaw nicked up by various injuries and Andre Brown sidelined by a broken leg, the Giants will likely be turning to Wilson more and more in the coming weeks. The Saints game was a pretty resounding vote of confidence about that plan.

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6 Responses to “David Wilson nabs special teams player of the week”
  1. giantsfan2104 says: Dec 12, 2012 10:09 AM

    Greatest picture ever.

  2. bigbluebeast says: Dec 12, 2012 10:42 AM

    Hoping for a big week from Wilson. This game against Atlanta will definately be a statement game.

  3. bmorepositive123 says: Dec 12, 2012 10:51 AM

    He didn’t just ‘nab’ it. He took it and ran with it and no body could catch him.

    – Eagles fan

  4. stoolerz says: Dec 12, 2012 11:37 AM

    Quite the performance.

  5. cooklynn17 says: Dec 12, 2012 1:56 PM

    All In..

  6. reekerbreeker says: Dec 12, 2012 2:06 PM

    What impresses me is that his last flip was as good as his first.

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