December 14, 2011
Wilson named AP All-American
Junior tailback makes second team

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech junior tailback David Wilson was named a second-team All-American this afternoon by the Associated Press. It marks the first recognized All-America squad the Danville native has made this year.

Wilson did not make the FWAA, Walter Camp or AFCA squads. The last nationally recognized squad to be announced is Sporting News' All-America team.

Wilson has rushed for 1,627 yards this year and has scored 10 total touchdowns. He was named an All-American by and Yahoo! Sports earlier this month.

He joins Ryan Williams, Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs as the only Tech running backs to be named All-Americans by one of the recognized squads.

Wilson earned All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the triple jump by placing sixth, so with this honor, he becomes the first Tech football player to earn All-America honors in football and track.

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