First Chinese American Rookie Reports to NFL Training Camp

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BUFFALO, N.Y., --  The first full-blooded Chinese-American NFL lineman recently reported to the Buffalo Bill’s training camp. Ed Wang, an offensive tackle, was drafted by Buffalo in the 2010 NFL draft, reports

A Virginia Tech graduate, Wang was drafted with the ninth pick in the fifth round, 140th overall. He joins Golden State Warrior Jeremy Lin from the NBA as the other breakthrough Asian-American athlete to receive media attention in recent weeks.

At Virginia Tech, Wang was awarded a spot on the 2009 All-ACC Second Team for his performance with the Hokies. His parents were both track and field athletes who competed for China in the 1984 Summer Olympics. His brother David also plays football for Virginia Tech. Previous NFL players who have mixed Chinese heritage include Walter Achiu, Timmy Chang, Pat Chung and Kailee Wong.