football-fbs flag

Tyler Greenawalt | NCAA.com | May 12, 2016

Virginia Tech football: Devin Wilson, current Hokie point guard, makes ridiculous one-handed catch

  Wilson averaged 5.9 points, 3.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game over the past three seasons on the court.

When Virginia Tech point guard Devin Wilson announced his intention to try football this spring, many weren't sure how he would handle the transition from the court to the gridiron.

Well, it's not even June yet and the 6-foot-4-inch junior is already making ridiculous plays in practice, including this one-handed reception over a defender in the endzone.

Wilson, who started 67 games for the Hokies at point guard over the past three seasons, will still play basketball in the winter. During his career on the court for the Hokies, Wilson averaged 5.9 points, 3.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. 

Wilson does have experience playing football. At Montour High School in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, Wilson caught 230 passes for 3,200 yards and 41 touchdowns.

โ€œDevin is a terrific athlete who really wants to compete for both programs,โ€ head football coach Justin Fuente said in a school release. โ€œ(Head basketball) Coach (Buzz) Williams and I both believe that Devin can balance his academic workload with the demands of both sports. Weโ€™re anxious to see Devin continue to develop his skills at receiver and are hopeful that he can help us this season before returning to the basketball court upon the completion of our season.โ€

Fuente officially award Wilson a roster spot and his basketball scholarship will be transferred to the football program, per NCAA rules. 

 

These are the 5 best passers in womenโ€™s college basketball this season

With more than three months of the 2019-20 women's college basketball season in the books, we've seen which players are capable of dropping dimes and which players are best at setting up their teammates.
READ MORE

ACC baseball, led by Louisville and Miami, could challenge 2016 season's historic depth

The ACC looks deeper than ever, but it also has a pair of blue-chip contenders at the top in top-ranked Louisville and No. 3 Miami. It all adds up to a potential banner year for the conference.
READ MORE

These are the best father-son, junior-senior duos in college basketball

Many current college basketball players have fathers who played college basketball, so we asked which duos would make the best team in a hypothetical 2-on-2 tournament.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners