Wilson runs past a New Orleans' safety who, let's face it, had no shot anyway. - Elsa
David Wilson caught everyone's attention with his breakout performance Sunday against the Saints, setting both a franchise record and an NFL record in the process.
As with last year, no offensive lineman are mentioned because it's just too hard to really tell how they performed. The Hokies in the NFL are below in alphabetical order:
Darren Evans, RB Tennessee Titans- Evans was active, but did not accumulate any stats.
Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham was two of two on extra points with no field goals attempted.
DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins- Hall tallied eight total tackles with five as solo efforts in Washington's win over Baltimore. Hall was also flagged for a 15-yard personal foul for a hit on a defenseless receiver. I did see Hall kind of half-assing on at least two of the three passing touchdowns by the Ravens. Hall did help to bring down Joe Flacco on an important third down stop in overtime. The Redskins scored the winning field goal on the ensuing possession.
8 TAK, 5 SOLO
Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants- Hosley totaled three tackles, with two as solo efforts, and a pass defended in the Giants' win over the Saints. Hosley broke up a third-down pass and after the punt by New Orleans, fellow Hokie David Wilson ran the ball 52 yards for a touchdown.
3 TAK, 2 SOLO, PD
Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- Morgan scored the opening touchdown of the game with a four yard reception on a pass from Robert Griffin III. RGIII had plenty of time in the pocket and Morgan came across the goalline Morgan pulled in three catches for 30 yards in the Redskins' overtime win over the Ravens.
3 REC, 30 YDS, TD.
David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson made his presence known at the NFL level with his spectacular, record-setting performance on Sunday against the Saints. Wilson started the game with a 58 yard kickoff return, setting the Giants up at the New Orleans' 44 yard line. A few possessions later, Eli Manning was intercepted by Elbert Mack, who returned the ball 73 yards for a touchdown. The Saints kicked off to Wilson after the touchdown and Wilson took the kickoff 97 yards, pretty much straight up the middle and past everyone for a touchdown. After hoping he would bust a kickoff return for the distance, I was very glad to see him finally take one to the house for a touchdown. Shades of Georgia Tech in 2010. Wilson wasn't done on the day though, as he powered in a run from six yards out and then busted a 52-yard touchdown to cap the scoring for the Giants. Manning tossed Wilson the ball and he found the hole on the left side of the line of scrimmage and used his incredible speed to outrun several Saints defenders. Wilson finished the day with 100 yards on 13 carries and returned four kicks for 227 yards. His 327 all purpose yards are the most in Giants history and he was the first NFL player to rush for 100 yards and return for over 200 yards. Wilson also pulled in a 23-yard pass, but it was negated by an offensive pass interference call (not on Wilson). Wilson had kickoff returns of 58, 97, 52 and 20 yards on the day. Congrats to the rookie on his incredible performance.
10 RUSH, 100 YDS, 2 TD; 4 RET, 227 YDS, TD
Jason Worilds LB Pittsburgh Steelers- Worilds earned two total tackles with one as a solo effort as the Steelers lost to the Chargers.
2 TAK, 1 SOLO
Player of the week: Has to be David Wilson. Hell of a performance from the rookie and I'm confident he'll use this as a confidence booster. HE BOOSTED MY CONFIDENCE IN HIS ABILITY TO BOOST HIS OWN CONFIDENCE. CONFIDENCEPTION.
If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.
Which former Hokie had the best week?
David Wilson (10 RUSH, 100 YDS, 2 TD; 4 RET, 227 YDS, TD) (89 votes)
All of the others combined (1 vote)
90 total votes