Wednesday, December 12, 2012
David Wilson receives honor from NFC
By Kieran Darcy
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants rookie running back David Wilson has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, after his historic performance Sunday against the Saints.
Wilson became the first player in NFL history with at least 200 kickoff return yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game. He had four kickoff returns for 227 yards (including a 97-yard touchdown return), and 13 carries for 100 yards (and two rushing touchdowns).
He also set a single-game franchise record with 327 total yards in the game.
Only three other players in NFL history have had two rushing touchdowns and a kickoff return touchdown in the same game: Washington's Andy Farkas (1939), Philadelphia's Steve Van Buren (1945), and Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew (2006).
Wilson is the first Giants kickoff returner to win this award since David Meggett in 1994.