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RB David Wilson Retires From NFL

iStock/Thinkstock(EAST RUTHERFORD) -- New York Giants running back David Wilson bid a tearful farewell to the gridiron on Wednesday after he was advised by doctors to retire because of injuries to his neck and spine.

“When I was growing up my dream was to play in the NFL and I did that,” Wilson said.

The Giants drafted Wilson out of Virginia Tech with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. In 21 games with New York, Wilson rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns on 115 carries. He also had six receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.

In Week 5 of last season, Wilson suffered a neck injury during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He missed the rest of the year and underwent spinal fusion surgery in January.

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