Virginia Tech RB David Wilson wins Dudley award

A week after earning ACC player of the year honors, Virginia Tech running back David Wilson picked up some more recognition Wednesday night in Richmond. The junior was named the Dudley Award winner as the state of Virginia’s best Football Bowl Subdivision player this past season.

Wilson ran for an ACC-best 1,627 yards in 13 games this year, and needs just 29 yards in next month’s Sugar Bowl to break Ryan Williams’ school record for rushing yards in a season.

The Dudley award is named after the late Bill Dudley, a former Virginia star who went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions.

Wilson, who is considering whether to forgo his senior season and enter his name into the 2012 NFL draft, is the third consecutive Virginia Tech player to win the Dudley award. Former quarterback Tyrod Taylor won it in 2010, and former linebacker Cody Grimm took home the award in 2009.

Mark Giannotto covers high school sports for The Washington Post.

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