About a month ago, 23-year-old running back David Wilson said goodbye to the NFL due to a career-ending neck injury. Just two weeks later, Wilson announced he is pursuing an Olympic dream, hoping to quality for the triple jump in Rio 2016.
Wilson wasn’t kidding. Without the physical rigors of football, and with full-time track-specific training, he has a pretty good shot. Of course, he was a triple jump high school national champion his junior year, 100-meter champion his senior year and an All-American at Virginia Tech.
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Yesterday, Wilson posted a video on Instagram in which he jumps out of a pool through the heavy resistance of 3-feet deep water and lands smoothly up on the edge.