If there is any definition of a career day in the NFL, David Wilson had one Sunday. The New York Giants running back broke free on kickoff returns of 97, 58 and 52 yards, piled up 100 yards on the ground and crossed the goal line three times during the Giants' 52-27 rout of the New Orleans Saints.
Each score was punctuated with and end zone back flip.
Wilson's 327 all-purpose yards was a franchise record and he became the first player in NFL history with 200 return yards and 100 rushing in the same game.
He started his remarkable day with this 97-yard kickoff return.
Between Victor Cruz's salsa dance and now Wilson's back flips, the Giants fans got to see a lot of of extracurricular activity in the end zone Sunday — and they loved it. Cheers of "Wilson," like the Tom Hanks character screamed at the volleyball in "Cast Away," filled MetLife Stadium all afternoon.
Wilson— the first-round draft pick who has been doing back flips since he was a 4-year-old— set a single-season record with 1,301 return yards and had the Giants' longest kickoff return in 48 years.
Not bad for the rookie who was in head coach Tom Coughlin's doghouse just a couple of weeks ago.