Ed Wang

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Ed Wang
No. 71, 73
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 31)
Fairfax, Virginia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Ashburn (VA) Stone Bridge
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, he was a reserve offensive lineman and played in six games, starting none. He was waived/injured by the Bills on September 3, 2011, and placed on injured reserve on September 4.[5][6][7] He was released by the Bills on November 8, 2011.[8][6]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Wang signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 2, 2012.[9] He was waived/injured by the Raiders on August 27 and placed on injured reserve on August 28.[10][11] On September 5, 2012, he was waived after agreeing to an injury settlement.[12][13]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On February 15, 2013, Wang signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.[14] On August 19, 2013, he was released by the Eagles.[15]

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, spent the 2015 off-season with the Saint Louis Rams, played for the Guangzhou Power of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in 2016 and the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League in 2017.[3][16][17][18] Ed married his wife, Christina, in April 2013.

Wang is the President for the CAFL.[19]

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. ^ Wilson. Aaron (September 3, 2011). "Bills cut roster to 53 players". scout.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Ed Wang". foxsports.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ed Wang, Craig Davis among Bills cuts;". nbcsports.com. 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  8. ^ Brown, Chris (November 8, 2011). "Ed Wang waived". blogs.buffalobills.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Raiders Sign Offensive Lineman Ed Wang". raiders.com. May 2, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "Raiders Reduce Roster to 75 Players". raiders.com. August 27, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Raiders Claim Defensive Back Coye Francies". raiders.com. August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Transactions". raidersrap.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  13. ^ "2012 TRANSACTIONS" (PDF). prod.static.raiders.clubs.nfl.com. p. 21. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  14. ^ McPherson, Chris (February 15, 2013). "Eagles Sign OT Wang To Two-Year Deal". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "Eagles Release OT Ed Wang". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. August 19, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  16. ^ "David Wang". foxsports.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "CCTV Interview with David Wang on CAFL Football In China". caflfootball.com. October 7, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  18. ^ "David Wang". arenafan.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  19. ^ "About CAFL". caflfootball.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.

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