You Could Be A First: Ed Wang

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Caught this from the Northwest Asian Weekly.

Since his college football season ended, he has been working out and staying in shape. Wang’s draft prospects continue to rise due to impressive workouts in front of team scouts at the NFL Combine and pro day at Virginia Tech.

“It’s a waiting game,” Wang said, referring to the time leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins on April 22. Wang is projected to be drafted in the fourth or fifth round.

Wang is proud of his Chinese heritage and recognizes the significance of being the first Chinese American to be drafted in the NFL. “It’s going to mean the world to me. It will make me so happy. It will make my parents happy, too. I am doing it for them.”

Although he acknowledges that being the first Chinese American player does come with pressure, Wang tries to focus on football.

“I do [feel pressure] a little bit, but at the end of the day, it’s just about playing football.”
Read it in full here.