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Jan. 11, 2012
David Wilson has excelled against the best amateur football players the world has to offer.
Now, he’ll take on the pros.
A U.S. Under-19 National Team alum and Virginia Tech junior, Wilson announced today that he will forego his senior season with the Hokies and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Wilson said he made his final decision this week after the NFL’s draft advisory board told him he projected as a second-round pick.
“This is something I really wanted to do. It’s been my goal since I was 8,” Wilson said at a press conference in Blacksburg, Va. “Just to be that close to it and accomplish something you worked so hard for every day, I couldn’t pass it up.”
Wilson was named ACC Player of the Year and second-team All-America after rushing for a school-record 1,709 yards and nine touchdowns this season, his first as a full-time starter.
The Danville, Va., native was MVP of the 2009 IFAF Under-19 World Championship in Canton, Ohio, rushing for 427 yards and eight touchdowns on 33 carries to lead Team USA to three straight victories and the gold medal.
He also became the only athlete in Virginia Tech history to earn All-America status in both football and track and field. Last spring, he finished sixth in the country in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships.