Ed Wang

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Ed Wang
No. 71, 73
Position: Offensive line
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: Fairfax, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 140
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Edward Kai Wang (simplified Chinese: 王凯; traditional Chinese: 王凱; pinyin: Wáng Kăi) (born March 12, 1987) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2010 NFL Draft. Wang was the first full-blooded Chinese player to both be drafted and to play in the NFL.[1][2]

High school career[edit]

Wang was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He attended Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia, where he was selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2004.

College career[edit]

Wang attended Virginia Tech and was awarded 2009 All-ACC Second Team for his performance at left tackle for the Hokies. He was given the nickname, "Godzilla" due to his aggressive playing style, size, and Asian heritage.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Wang was selected with the 9th pick in the 5th round (140th overall) by the Buffalo Bills. During the 2010 NFL season, Ed Wang was a reserve OL and played in 6 games, starting none. Wang was cut by the Buffalo Bills at the beginning of the 2011 NFL season. [5]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Ed Wang announced on his Twitter page that he has signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 1, 2012.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On February 15, 2013, Ed Wang signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. On August 19, 2013, he was released by the Eagles.[6]

Personal[edit]

Wang's parents were both track and field athletes for China at the 1984 Summer Olympics. His younger brother, David Wang, also played football for Virginia Tech.[3] Ed married his wife, Christina, in April 2013.

Wang is the VP of League Development for the China Arena Football League (CAFL).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Tech offensive lineman Ed Wang meets China's president". hokiesports.com. January 20, 2011. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ Mosher, Geoff (August 19, 2013). "Eagles release offensive tackle Ed Wang". csnphilly.com/. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Northwest Asian Weekly | Godzilla is coming: Ed Wang seeks to become the first Chinese American to be drafted into the NFL |". Nwasianweekly.com. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Crush 'em Like Godzilla;". onlywon.com. 2011-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Ed Wang, Craig Davis among Bills cuts;". nbcsports.com. 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Eagles Release OT Ed Wang". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. August 19, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "About CAFL". caflfootball.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 

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