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In the first regular season game of his NFL career, former Virginia Tech Hokies football and track standout David Wilson fumbled. He was devastated.

Head coach Tom Coughlin relegated the rookie to kickoff return duty for the next 12 games, where the rookie excelled, registering 1,094 return yards, which ranked No. 1 in the entire NFL.

Today, vs. the New Orleans Saints, Coughlin let Wilson out of the dog house and turned the talented and charismatic tailback loose. Wilson was ready. The 2012 first-round pick made his coach, and thousands of Giants fans very happy.

Wilson scored three touchdowns and registered 327 total yards as the Giants scored 17 fourth quarter points to blow open a close game en route to a 52-27 beat down of Drew Brees and the Saints.

Trailing 7-0 five minutes into the game, Wilson fielded the ensuing kickoff at his own three yard line and blew by everyone and sprinted up the right sideline, untouched, for a 97-yard return for a score. The extra point tied the game at seven.

Wilson added a 6-yard TD run in the third quarter and 52-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. The league’s leading kickoff returner added another 227 return yards to his season total.

The rookie also registered 13 carries for 100 yards, his first 100-yard rushing game as an NFL player. Coming into today’s game, he had 111 yards rushing for the season.

The Giants are in first place in the NFC East at 8-6, just one game ahead of the surging Washington Redskins, who defeated Baltimore in overtime today to improve to 7-6.

According to ELIAS, Wilson is the first player in NFL history to have 200+ return yards and 100 yards rushing in a single game.

The rest of the NFL is now on notice as the defending Super Bowl champs unveiled a new offensive weapon today. His name is David Wilson.

(Photos by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Blacksburg, VA — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2012 All-ACC football teams and for the first time since Virginia Tech joined the ACC, no Hokies made the first or second team offense.

Three Virginia Tech defensive players — DE James Gayle, CB Antone Exum, and LB Jack Tyler — made the ACC’s second team defense. It’s the second straight year in which the Hokies have not landed a defensive player on the first team after having done so from 2004 to 2010.

Since joining the ACC in 2004 (eight seasons), the Hokies have landed 28 players on either the first or second team offense. That’s an average of 3.5 per season. Here’s the breakdown season-by-season:


1st - David Wilson
1st - Blake DeChristopher
2nd - Logan Thomas
2nd - Jaymes Brooks

1st - Tyrod Taylor
1st - Chris Hazley
2nd - Blake DeChristopher
2nd - Jaymes Brooks
2nd - David Wilson

1st - Ryan Williams
1st - Matt Waldron
2nd - Greg Boone
2nd - Ed Wang
2nd - Sergio Render

2nd - Darren Evans
2nd - Sergio Render

2nd - Duane Brown

1st - Brandon Ore
2nd - Duane Brown
2nd - Brandon Pace

1st - Marcus Vick
1st - Jason Murphy
1st - Will Montgomery
2nd - Jeff King
2nd - Jimmy Martin

1st - Bryan Randall
2nd - Jeff King
2nd - Jon Dunn

The Hokies’ streak of 10-win seasons ended this year, though with Tech’s 17-14 win over Virginia on Saturday, head coach Frank Beamer kept alive his streak of 20 straight bowl appearances.

Recapping the Hokies’ 20-17 win over Georgia Tech

Blacksburg, VA — While most college football teams schedule lesser opponents to open the season, the Virginia Tech Hokies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets opted to get right down to business by scheduling each other.

First, some quick thoughts on the game:

  • In the second quarter, Virginia Tech’s punter A.J. Hughes appeared to be hit by Georgia Tech players, but no flag was throw. I haven’t seen the replay yet, but will be curious to see if Hughes took a dive or if it was a bad/good no call.
  • Where was the vertical passing game? Save for the 42-yard TD to Demitri Knowles and a 35-yard completion to Marcus Davis, the Hokies didn’t challenge Georgia Tech’s secondary deep.
  • The defensive line was impressive and will continue to get better as they get used to rotating in and out. That unit was about the only aspect of Virginia Tech’s game that lived up to expectations the entire game.
  • The secondary wasn’t tested much in the game, having faced only 15 attempts, so it’s hard to determine how it’ll do against a more traditional passing offense. The first real test will likely come in week three when the Hokies travel to Pittsburgh to face the Panthers.


Ranking the ACC’s Top 10 Safeties

-ESPN’s Heather Dinich

2. Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech: He had 80 tackles and two interceptions last year at free safety. He also broke up six passes and forced two fumbles. He’s a smart player who can line up anywhere in the secondary. 

While looking for that picture of Whitley, I found this: