According to David Wilson, he’s a Hall of Famer

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Even though rookie running back David Wilson only has 87 rushing yards on the season he believes he will end up in the hall of fame by the end of his career (Credit: AP Photo)

Despite only having 15 attempts, 87 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown, New York Giants running back David Wilson thinks he will one day end up in the Hall of Fame.

Wilson, told Newsday’s Bob Glauber he thinks, when all is said and done, he will be in the Hall of Fame.

I think at the end of my career, I’ll be in the Hall of Fame,” Wilson said. “I know myself, and I know [when] I have guys around me that feel the same way, which I feel I do. When I get my opportunity, the sky is not the limit. I think it’s past it. You have to believe in yourself to do good things. This is how I feel.”

Kevin Gilbride, the New York Giants offensive coordinator, said Wilson will have to show the team more if he expects to one day be considered for the starting position.

“We’ll see,” Gilbride said when asked if Wilson would get more opportunities. “He’s progressing in some things, but some things he has a ways to go. He’s got a lot of room for growth.”

One of those areas of growth is in pass protection. Wilson told Glauber about a conversation he recently had during practice with tight ends coach Mike Pope.

“He came to me and said somebody missed a blitz, and he said, ‘You know, on that blitz, you have to look at . . . ‘” Wilson said. “And I finished his sentence for him. I said, ‘See? I know it.’

“I’m like birth control. You have to believe in me. Like birth control, 99.9 percent of the time I’m going to come through for you.”

Before Wilson even begins thinking about the Hall, he will have to convince the team he can hold onto the ball. Wilson was pulled from the team’s first game against Dallas after he fumbled.

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