Found August 07, 2014 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: David Wilson
TEAMS: New York Giants
New York Giants running back David Wilson officially announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from the game of football. We can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for a 23-year-old to stand in front of reporters and do that. Wilson was a first-round pick in 2012. Despite some early fumbling issues last year, […]

Video: David Wilson gives emotional farewell speech to announce his retirement

At just 23 years old, Giants RB David Wilson has retired from the NFL after doctors advised him to do so because of a chronic neck injury. On Wednesday, he officially announced his retirement and gave a heartfelt speech during his final press conference with the team. Over the past two seasons, the former 2012 first-round pick rushed for 504 yards and five TDs in his career. And...

WATCH: David Wilson gives tearful retirement speech

An emotional but optimistic David Wilson officially said goodbye to the NFL on Wednesday after doctors had advised him to retire for his own health. In his final press conference with the Giants, Wilson was thoughtful and he kept a good amount of perspective even when the tears came. “These are tears of joy, man,” the 23-year-old Wilson said. “Don’t for a second you all think...

David Wilson delivers heartfelt goodbye to New York Giants

Just days after learning that he would be unable to play this season and was advised against ever playing football again, New York Giants running back David Wilson took the podium Wednesday to officially announce his retirement. The former first-rounder delivered a heart-wrenching goodbye to the New York Giants, his teammates and the game he loves, football. “I’ll be looking...

David Wilson gets emotional during his farewell press conference

Giants running back David Wilson got emotional during his farewell press conference on Wednesday. David Wilson's farewell press conference … — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) August 6, 2014 David Wilson: "If one dream fades away, set another one." — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) August 6, 2014 Wilson...

David Wilson could end up having a career in track and field

It might not be football, but Giants running back David Wilson could end up having a career in track and field.  At least that’s what his former coach at Virginia Tech thinks. “I’ve certainly talked to my colleagues about it,” coach Charles Foster said, via “He will come here in due time and I’m going to advise him. I’ve been one of his closest associates....

Giants RB David Wilson’s Heartfelt Retirement Speech (Video)

David Wilson will retire from the NFL and the game of football because of a neck injury suffered last season.  Wilson gave a moving speech that allowed him to leave the NFL with class and dignity. Wilson, picked 32nd overall by the Giants in the 2012 draft, was advised by team doctors to never play football again as a result of the diffuse-cervical stenosis he sustained according...

David Wilson’s Tearful Farewell to the NFL

If this didn’t get you where it counts, you’re not human. Former New York Giants running back David Wilson, who had to announce his retirement from the NFL after just two seasons, conducted a tearful farewell in front of the Giants’ media on Wednesday.  However unfortunate Wilson’s injury and forced retirement might be, the former first-round pick struck a cord of positivity...

David Wilson's next career move could be return to track and field, former coach says

During a track practice at Virginia Tech, coach Charles Foster remembered seeing David Wilson veer off from the group to begin sizing up the wooden rafters that stretch from the top of the bleachers all the way to the ceiling of the arena. The curiosity turned to disbelief as Foster watched the young kid climb them like handlebars without any harness or support. It didn’t take...

David Wilson Retires From Football

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If you've got 11 minutes ... David Wilson's emotional presser is worth your time

NY Giants RB David Wilson sadly held a retirement presser yesterday. Tough, at age 23, to do so. But he did and it was quite the emotional listen.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home

Giants News: David Wilson advised to stop playing football

The New York Giants running back situation through the 2013 season was plagued with injury as the team cycled through seven starters. David Wilson, who was expected to break out for the Giants last season, ended the year prematurely with a serious neck injury after only 5 games. The injury revealed a more serious issue and, after hurting his neck again in practice, the Giants official...

Antrel Rolle wants to win the Super Bowl for David Wilson

Giants safety Antrel Rolle told David Wilson they’ll try to win it all for him this season after Wilson had a farewell press conference on Wednesday to put an end to his NFL career. Antrel Rolle tells me he personally told David Wilson: "He's a part of this team + we're gonna go out there + try to win this thing for him" — Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August...

NFL: Giants’ RB David Wilson Will Receive Most of his Remaining Salary

(Photo via When New York Giants running back David Wilson was injured on October 6th last season, the 23-year old had no idea he’d never play another down in professional football. However, because of his injury status, he will receive the full $997,682 of his 2014 salary. In addition, under the labor agreement between the NFL and its players, he will be paid half...

Running game set for Steelers, murky for Giants

The New York Giants spent the offseason planning on the return of a healthy David Wilson to revitalize a running game that finished 29th in the league in yards rushing last season. Time to try again. The 23-year-old Wilson was forced to retire earlier this week because of a neck injury, leaving New York to scramble as it tries to bounce back from a forgettable 2013. ''He...

Coughlin admires David Wilson's attitude

When David Wilson announced that he would be retiring from football it sent shock waves throughout the New York Giants locker room. Now that Tom Coughlin has come to grips with losing an infectious personality and explosive player, Big Blue's head man gained a new-found respect for the third year running back.
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