Former Giants RB David Wilson to compete in track and field

Saturday August 16th, 2014

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

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