Two former Hokies made the Associated Press’ NFL All-Pro teams, which were announced Saturday morning. Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown was a first-team selection, while New York Giants running back David Wilson made the second team as a kick returner.
Brown, who finished his fifth year in the league, was the leading vote-getter at tackle, getting 27 out of 50 possible votes. The NFL website called him “the best left tackle in football.” He allowed only 2½ sacks and went the entire season without a holding penalty.
Wilson, who left Virginia Tech a year early and was taken in the first round last spring, found his niche on kickoff returns. In Tom Coughlin‘s doghouse for most of the year as a running back, Wilson made an impact with a 26.9-yard average on kick returns. He took one back for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.
Wilson got three votes, well behind Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones, who got 37½ votes after finishing the season with a 30.7-yard average and returning two kicks for touchdowns.