Junior running back David Wilson became the 11th Virginia Tech player to win
the Dudley Award on Wednesday night. The Dudley Award is given annually to the
top Division I football player in the state of Virginia.
Wilson was the ACC Player of the Year, rushing for 1,627 yards and nine
touchdowns. He was named a Second Team All-American by CBSSports.com earlier in
the week, and further All-American honors are sure to follow.
Other candidates up for the award were UVA tailback Perry Jones and William
& Mary tailback Jonathan Grimes.
Tech’s Dudley Award Winners
Wilson is the third Virginia Tech running back to win the award, joining Lee
Suggs and Kevin Jones. Suggs won the award twice, following the 2000 and 2002
A Virginia Tech player has now won the award for three seasons in a row. The
longest streak is five years in a row, when a Tech player won it each year
between 2002 and 2006.