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Virginia Tech RB David Wilson earns all-American recognition

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson was named a second team all-American by the Associated Press Wednesday afternoon, a significant achievement since the junior becomes the first athlete in school history to earn all-American honors in both football and track and field. This past spring he earned all-American honors at the NCAA track and field championships by finishing sixth in the triple jump.

Wilson, who was named the ACC’s player of the year earlier this month and is pondering an early leap to the NFL, led the league with 1,627 rushing yards and scored 10 touchdowns this season.

He joins Ryan Williams, Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs as Hokies tailbacks to earn all-American recognition of some kind.

Mark Giannotto is a Montgomery County native who covers high school sports for The Washington Post. He previously covered Virginia and Virginia Tech football for five years.
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