Former Virginia Tech tailback David Wilson was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday night when the New York Giants took him with the final pick of the round, No. 32 overall.
Wilson, who was the 2011 ACC player of the year and a second-team All-American by The Associated Press, became the first Hokie player drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2008 when the Houston Texans selected offensive tackle Duane Brown with the 26th pick. Wilson became the ninth Tech player ever to be selected in the first round.
The Danville, Va., native was the seventh first-round selection in head coach Frank Beamer's tenure. He became the 83rd player drafted overall since Beamer took over in Blacksburg.
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