Virginia Tech tailback David Wilson was named second team All-American by the Associated Press. Wilson is the first Virginia Tech football player to ever be named All-American in both football and track. He earned All-American status in track by placing sixth at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the triple jump.
The AP All-American team is one of five nationally “recognized” All-America squads, and it is the first Wilson has been named to. The other four are FWAA, Walter Camp, AFCA, and Sporting News. All have been announced except for the Sporting News squad.
Wilson has rushed for 1,627 yards this year and has scored 10 total touchdowns in 13 games. He needs just 29 yards to break Ryan Williams’ single-season rushing record of 1,655 yards, set in 2009. Williams set his mark in 13 games, without playing in an ACC Championship Game.