Virginia Tech running back David Wilson has been voted the ACC's offensive and overall Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Wilson, who is pursuing the ACC’s single-season rushing yardage record and is fifth nationally in yards per game, was named on 18 of 45 ballots. Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly was second with nine votes.
Much was made about the departure of former quarterback Tyrod Taylor heading into this season, but the Hokies found a way to replace one Player of the Year with another. Virginia Tech is the first program to produce consecutive Players of the Year since Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward was honored in 1992 and 1993.
There's no question Wilson is deserving of the award. Hopefully he won't take it and run with it straight to the NFL. The ACC could use a Heisman candidate next year.