Former Giants running back David Wilson was forced to retire from football earlier this month due to a series of neck and back injuries. But the 23-year-old is going to try his hand at track and field, which he competed in collegiately at Virginia Tech.
Wilson announced his intentions on Friday's Pro Football Talk.
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Wilson was a standout triple jumper for the Hokies. His 53-foot, 1.74-inch mark in 2011 was sixth nationally. For comparison's sake, Christian Taylor of the USA won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London with a jump of 58.43 feet.
Wilson rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns in his two seasons with the Giants. He also had a receiving touchdown and a kick return touchdown, both in 2012.
- Chris Mascaro