- 5' 10
- 205 lbs.
- High School/Other
- George Washington
- Danville, Va.
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2011 Second-Team All-American by The Associated Press, CBSSports.com and Yahoo! Sports
2011 Honorable Mention All-American by SI.com
2011 ACC Overall and Offensive Player of the Year
2011 First-Team All-ACC
2011: A second-team All-American as selected by The Associated Press … The ACC Overall and Offensive Player of the Year ... A unanimous first-team All-ACC selection at running back ... Won the Dudley Award, given to the state's top Division I football player ... Started all 14 games ... Played over 700 snaps on offense and 51 on special teams ... Rushed for a school-record 1,709 yards on 290 carries (5.9 yards per carry) and nine TDs, for an average of 122.1 rushing yards per game ... Posted a streak seven straight 100-plus yard rushing games (the most under Frank Beamer) and had 10 total 100-plus yard rushing games on the season ... The 10 100-plus yard rushing games tied the ACC single season record set by Tech's Ryan Williams in 2009 ... Also caught 21 passes for 126 yards and a score ... Led team with 22 kickoff returns for 415 yards ... Totaled 2,253 all-purpose yards ... Started the season with a bang, rushing for 162 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Appalachian State ... Racked up 138 yards on the ground on 26 carries against East Carolina, including a long of 39 ... Returned a kickoff 34 yards and caught a pass for four yards ... Ran for a game-high 88 yards on 21 carries in the win over Arkansas State ... Scored on a three-yard TD run in the second quarter ... Also caught two passes for seven yards and returned a kickoff 20 yards ... Carried 26 times for 132 yards and one TD in the win at Marshalll ... Caught two passes for 11 yards and returned three kickoffs 78 yards, including a long of 33 ... Rushed for a game-high 123 yards on 20 carries against Clemson ... Caught two passes for 21 yards and returned two kickoffs 36 yards ... Racked up 128 yards on 23 carries in the win over Miami ... Added four receptions for 25 yards, including a three-yard TD in the second quarter ... Returned five kickoffs 88 yards ... Rushed 17 times for 136 yards and a TD, including a long of 57 at Wake Forest ... Caught a pass for 12 yards and returned three kickoffs 36 yards ... Picked up 134 yards on 17 carries, including a 42-yard TD in the third quarter against Boston College ... Went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season with a 22-yard rush in the the fourth quarter ... Added three receptions for 16 yards ... Rushed for 148 yards on 23 carries with a long of 39 at Duke ... Tallied a reception for three yards and a kick return for seven yards ... Had a huge game at Georgia Tech, totaling a career-high 175 yards on 23 rushing attempts, including a long of 44 .... Also returned two kickoffs for 38 yards ... Picked up 82 yards on 21 carries against UNC, while also catching a pass for eight yards ... Added two kick returns for 39 yards ... Had a big game at Virginia, racking up 152 yards on 24 attempts, while scoring on runs of 27 and 38 yards in the second half ... Also caught a pass for five yards ... Held to 32 yards on 11 carries in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson ... Caught three passes for 14 yards … Ran for 82 yards in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
2010: Played in 13 games … Rushed 113 times for 619 yards and five touchdowns … Had 15 pass receptions for 234 yards and four TDs … Averaged 26.5 yards on 22 kickoff returns, scoring a school season record two TDs … Saw only brief action on offense against Boise State but returned six kickoffs for 122 yards in the game … Broke six tackles while gaining 89 yards on 12 carries against East Carolina … Contributed touchdown runs of 3 and 8 yards … Led the team with 67 yards on 16 carries at BC … Sparked the Hokies at NC State by returning the second-half kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown … Finished the game with five returns for 173 yards … Turned in a 68-yard touchdown run against Central Michigan … Ran for 105 yards on 15 carries against Wake Forest … Caught a 65-yard pass for a touchdown in the Duke game … Returned a kickoff 90 yards for the game-winning touchdown against Georgia Tech with 2:23 remaining … Also contributed a 15-yard touchdown run in that game … Missed the UNC game with mononucleosis … Saw action on 16 offensive plays and four special team plays at Miami … Rushed 13 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 65 yards and a TD during the Virginia game … Hauled in a key TD pass in the ACC Championship Game against FSU … Had 43 yards rushing and 42 yards on four catches in that game … Caught an 11-yard touchdown pass against Stanford in the Orange Bowl … Was an Iron Hokie in off-season testing, posting a 445-pound front squat, a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a team-best 4.29 time in the 40 … Finished third in the triple-jump at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Split between football and track during the spring … Ran for 76 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries during the Hokies’ fourth spring scrimmage … Did not play in the Maroon-White game due to his participation in the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, where he placed second in the triple jump and qualified for the NCAA Nationals … Placed sixth in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Played in every game as a true freshman … Was fourth on the team in rushing with 334 yards on 59 carries … Had 17 kickoff returns for 325 yards, an average of 19.1 yards per return … Saw brief action in the opener against Alabama with two offensive plays and two plays on the kickoff return team … Led the team in the Marshall game with 165 yards rushing on just 12 carries … Scored on a 36-yard run … Had a 19-yard kickoff return in brief duty against Nebraska … Ran four times for nine yards and added a pair of kickoff returns for 28 yards during the win over Miami … Returned a kickoff for 20 yards in the Duke game … Scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run and picked up 34 yards on 13 carries against Boston College … Returned two kickoffs for 50 yards during the Georgia Tech game … Returned four kickoffs for 80 yards against UNC, including one for 42 yards … Played 11 snaps at tailback with six carries for 19 yards at Maryland … Also returned a pair of kickoffs for 47 yards … Returned a kickoff for 40 yards against NC State … Picked up 54 yards on five carries at Virginia, scoring on a 10-yard run … Added another touchdown on a 3-yard run against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Rushed seven times for 33 yards in that game … Earned Iron Hokie status during off-season testing … Tied for the fastest 40 time on the team at 4.29 and tied for the second-fastest time in the NFL Shuttle at 3.93 … Finished fourth in the triple jump at both the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Split time between football and track during the spring … Rushed 18 times for 81 yards during four scrimmages … Had the longest run from scrimmage in the Maroon-White with a 16-yard carry.
High School: An All-American for Coach Dan Newell … Selected to play for USA Football’s 2009 Junior National Team, which competed in the sport’s first junior world championship in the summer of 2009 … The top-rated prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed the No. 40 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 4 running back in the country and the top player in the state by Rivals … Listed as the No. 48 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Ranked the No. 50 overall prospect nationally and the No. 5 running back by SuperPrep … Rated the No. 5 running back nationally, and the No. 50 overall prospect in the country by ESPN.com’s recruiting service … Ranked the No. 22 tailback prospect in the nation by Scout.com … Ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … A member of the PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team … A SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American … A member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 Team … An ESPNU Top150 player … A member of the Rivals100 Team … Named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia … One of 50 national winners of the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year honors … A member of SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a running back … Rushed for 2,291 yards and 35 touchdowns – both school records – his senior season … Rushed for more than 300 yards in a game twice … Earned first-team All-Group AAA honors by The Associated Press as a running back … A first-team all-district and all-region player … Finished with 1,551 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior … Added two touchdowns on returns and one touchdown via reception … Rushed for 47 yards on 13 carries, and caught two passes for 50 more, scoring two touchdowns in the Hawaii/Polynesia Mainland Bowl in December of 2008, earning MVP honors … Placed first at the Nike Indoor Nationals for the triple jump.
Personal: David Emmanuel Wilson … Born 6/15/91 in Danville, VA … Son of Dwight and Shelia Wilson … Majoring in history.