Ex- Giant David Wilson To Compete In Triple Jump
Former New York Giants running back David Wilson, who was forced to retire from the NFL last season due to spinal stenosis, is ready to make waves in his new career track and field.
Wilson said after he retired last season that, his ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but the former high school national champion in the event must first finish among the top 3 at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
He will take his first step towards that goal by qualifying for the USATF Outdoor Championships in the triple jump at this weekend's Adidas Grand Prix NYC. This will be Wilson's first event since retiring last fall.
Wilson who is only 24, came in sixth place in the 2011 NCAA Outdoors, when he was at Virginia Tech. If Wilson misses out on the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, he could still qualify for the 2020 Tokyo games.