David Wilson is an NFC Player of the Week

December, 12, 2012
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Some things are easy. If you (a) watched the New York Giants' game Sunday and (b) knew there was such an award as NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, you would have automatically assumed Giants rookie kick returner David Wilson would win that award. He has.

Wilson, whose explosive speed made him the Giants' first-round draft pick and has made him one of the league's best kick returners in his rookie season, had 227 kick-return yards Sunday in the 52-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints. That included a 97-yard return for a touchdown in the first quarter. He set a Giants team record for all-purpose yards in a game, adding 100 rushing yards to his return-yardage total.

Wilson is the first Giants kick returner to win this award since David Meggett in Week 1 of the 1994 season. He's the second Giants player to win NFC Special Teams Player of the Week this season, joining kicker Lawrence Tynes, who won it in Week 3. The Giants this season also have had two players win NFC Defensive Player of the Week (safety Antrel Rolle in Week 6 and safety Stevie Brown in Week 8) and one player (wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, Week 2) win NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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