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Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train for 2016 Olympics

One of the saddest stories of the 2014 NFL preseason was the forced retirement of New York Giants running back David Wilson. The 23-year-old had to hang up his cleats after re-injuring his neck during training camp. Well, now Wilson has his eyes on a new career and he’s still going to try and be an athlete. Wilson will turn to track and field, as he intends to train in the triple...
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Ex-Giants Running Back David Wilson Has Sights On USA Olympic Track Team

Former New York Giants running back David Wilson’s athletic career might not be over after all. Wilson was forced to retire earlier this month because of serious and recurrent neck injuries. He expressed that he was grateful for his time in the NFL and would dream to do something else with his life. That time appears to be now. Not only did Wilson play football when he attended...
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Former Giants running back David Wilson training for 2016 olympics

Former New York Giants running back David Wilson is now training for the 2016 olympics now that his NFL career is over after suffering a serious neck injury. Wilson has been training to enter the games as a triple-jumper. He was a stand out track and field star at Virginia Tech. “I’ve been training. No time to waste, for real, because the guys I’ll be competing against have...
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Ex-Giants RB David Wilson chasing Olympic dreams

While a neck injury forced him into retirement from the NFL at age 23, former Giants running back David Wilson is chasing another dream of his. USA Today’s Chris Strauss wrote the heartwarming news of Wilson now chasing his dream to compete in the Olympics triple jump. For The Win: Speaking with For The Win from Citi Field, where he […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Ex-Giant David Wilson to pursue Olympic dream

Jim Racalto Former New York Giants running back David Wilson’s career came to an end before it even got started due to a neck injury. But that doesn’t mean his days of being an athlete are over. In his farewell speech, Wilson said he planned on setting another goal and conquering it. That dream? Being an Olympian. […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers...
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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...
Via The Sports Daily
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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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Running back David Wilson walks away from football

Giants running back David Wilson has chosen to walk away from the game of football. The 2012 first-round pick carried the ball 115 times over the last two seasons for the Giants. Unfortunately, do to neck injuries, Wilson selected to give up his professional career after meeting with doctors earlier in the week. The New York Giants sent out a press release discussing the event....
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Giants shut down David Wilson, career could be over

New York Giants running back David Wilson, who suffered a “burner” in practice last week, has already been ruled out for the 2014 season and there is a chance that his career could be over.  Breaking: Source. Giants doctors are shutting down RB David Wilson due to the neck injury that he sustained (cont) — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 4,...
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David Wilson reportedly ‘needs a miracle’ to play football again

New York Giants running back David Wilson suffered a setback during Tuesday’s practice in his recovery from spinal fusion surgery. The 23-year-old is scheduled to meet with a doctor on Monday, and one report is anticipating that he may not receive good news. According to Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr of, a person with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  1 Comment
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