Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Tech tailback David Wilson was named a first team All American by CBS Sportsline and next year if he returns to school, he could be right in the middle of the Heisman Trophy race. Last night though, he grabbed the Dudley Award from the Richmond Touchdown Club that goes to the best player in the state of Virginia as voted on by media members around the Commonwealth.
The Dudley Award is named for the late Bill Dudley, the former star at the University of Virginia. Wilson, the Danville native won it tonight, beating out UVA tailback Perry Jones and William and Mary back Jonathan Grimes.
Wilson rushed for more than 16 hundred yards this season and 9 touchdowns.
He becomes the third Hokie in a row to win the award, following in the footsteps of Cody Grimm and Tyrod Taylor.