Ed Wang signs with Bills

Ed Wang was the first Chinese-American player drafted by an NFL team.  Now, he’s the first Chinese-American draft pick to sign a contract.

Per a league source, the fifth-rounder from Virginia Tech (140th overall) agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills.

Also, Wang’s name was dropped earlier this week by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech she gave at the USA Pavilion in Shanghai.

“It felt good,” Wang said.  “She’s a very important person, and so for someone like
that to talk about me, it just feels good.”

38 responses to “Ed Wang signs with Bills

  1. last Asian Tackle to come out of VT was Eugene Chung. BUST! Let’s hope Ed is better

  2. Good for him! Always amazing to still see such social first! Your decsendants will have much to be proud of and talk about one day!!!

  3. This kid will be solid in a few years. Very athletic and very hungry to succeed.

  4. I’d love to see this guy make it… if only for the sake of diversity. But he’s 250 !!! How many tackles do you see playing in the NFL at 250? He’s got to ‘roid up if he’s going to stick. If I were Buffalo I’d have him eating dinner at the Favre house all summer.

  5. “It felt good,” Wang said. “She’s a very important person, and so for someone like that to talk about me, it just feels good.”
    _____________
    greatest…….quote………ever
    Probably the only time in history that a Wang was happy to be anywhere near Hillary Clinton

  6. Florio this was set up perfectly for one of your classic not witty last line zingers. How could you not have jumped on it? (haha get it?)

  7. I wouldn’t be surprised if the NFL was making an incentive for Buffalo to sign and keep him. Goodell is excited that jerseys are being sold in a different continent.
    If he plays well, I openly admit I was wrong. But I think there is some political pressure here.

  8. Can’t wait for Buffalo broadcasters to be able to utter the phrase “Wang gets beaten off the edge again!” over and over again.

  9. Hey Krow:
    Ed Wang might have been 250 in high school, but he is far from that now. He is shown in the Bills roster on NFL.com as 6′ 5″ and 314.

  10. “set my friend Wang up, here with the works’, “give me 2 of these, 4 of those and that’s the worst hat I ever saw”. “What do you get a free bowl of soup when you buy one of those”. “But it looks good on you, Ralph Wilson”

  11. Also, Wang’s name was dropped earlier this week by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech she gave at the USA Pavilion in Shanghai.
    ————————
    A better title would’ve been: Hillary Clinton drops Wang.

  12. oldskool says:
    May 27, 2010 4:11 PM
    Can’t wait for Buffalo broadcasters to be able to utter the phrase “Wang gets beaten off the edge again!” over and over again.
    ————————
    Even better would be, “Holding on Wang.”

  13. “These days I bring Bill’s wang with me when I travel just in case. It isn’t all that long but it has a big ‘ed”.

  14. We now have a Wood, Wang, and Levitre (close enough to Levitra) on the Bills line. Anyone else sensing a trend here?

  15. Bills Linemen: Wang, Wood, Hang, and Levitre. Hmmmm… I see a trend here! Why didn’t they draft Jonathan Balls?

  16. “Nate is Gay for Brady says:
    May 27, 2010 5:06 PM
    Bills Linemen: Wang, Wood, Hang, and Levitre. Hmmmm… I see a trend here! Why didn’t they draft Jonathan Balls?”
    I’m of Chinese descent so I’m sensitive to racial comments, but some of the comments here made me laugh, especially this one.

  17. Wang’s weight is listed at 250 in the article linked above. I was reacting to that.
    I’m rooting for the guy, so I hope the ‘250’ is wrong.

  18. Quote from a Bills coach this upcoming training camp: “I really love Wang on the blind side, near the split end. No homo.”

  19. He’s been listed in these comments as 250 pounds, and then 314 by another reliable commenter source. That’s a 64 pound differential. When asked why he appears alot thinner then he really is, he replied “it’s all in the wang”.

  20. “She’s a very important person, and so for someone like that to talk about me, it just feels good.”
    ———————-
    Wang feels good.

  21. WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    May 27, 2010 5:14 PM
    “what was Dat Nguyen of the Cowboys then?”
    —————————–
    Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American, a fact that can be learned through a quick Google search. Don’t be one of those ignorant people who calls every Asian they run across “Chinese.”

  22. I’m happy for Wang, but tired of our attempts to highlight and make special cases for the “non-black” minorities in football.
    Sanchez got his dinner with the president – he wasn’t even born outside of the states.
    Wang gets acknowledgement – again, born here in the United States.
    Good for both of them, but why must we single them out and make a big deal about it?

  23. WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    May 27, 2010 5:14 PM
    what was Dat Nguyen of the Cowboys then?
    Nguyen is a very common Vietnamese name. It’s about as common as Smith is over here.

  24. East Bay Ray says:
    May 27, 2010 6:47 PM
    WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    May 27, 2010 5:14 PM
    “what was Dat Nguyen of the Cowboys then?”
    —————————–
    Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American, a fact that can be learned through a quick Google search. Don’t be one of those ignorant people who calls every Asian they run across “Chinese.”
    Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese they’re all the same.

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