Former Wasps star Christian Wade has shared a ‘mic’d up’ video of his first NFL touchdown which came with his first competitive touch of an American football.
Last Friday Wade made an emphatic start to his NFL career with an audacious 59-metre touchdown.
The NFL’s official Twitter account posted the match clip, which shows Wade running untouched to score his first points in his new sport.
What many didn’t know was that Wade had been ‘mic’d up’ as part of the NFL’s ‘Undiscovered’ documentary series on athletes in the foreign player pathway program that Wade is currently undertaking.
On the evidence of the video, Wade has already made fast friends with his Buffalo Bills teammates.
— Christian Wade (@ChristianWade3) August 14, 2019
Wade was also the second-fastest NFL player clocked on the weekend of pre-season games, reaching a speed of 21.01 mph (33.8km) according to NFL’s Next Gen Stats.
“He real fast,” running back teammate Frank Gore told Buffalonews.com. “Real fast.”
“That’s great coaching by him, and you know that (Christian Wade) is paying attention and he’s catching onto the game. A guy who never played the game – playing it at the highest level – to go out there and make a big play on his first carry, I’m happy for him.”
This a Christian Wade fan account until further notice.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 9, 2019
As you can hear, the commentators went hysterical when Wade scored. “They are going crazy for their friend from England,” as one commentator put it.
Others however have tempered expectations online, suggesting Wade’s touchdown was the result of his first touch coming late in the fourth quarter against a tired defense, while others suggested regular-season NFL team’s defenses were unlikely to be as porous as that of the Colts’.
Wade only put on pads on the first time two weeks ago.
Wade told News10NBC: “It has been a hell of an experience so far and this training camp has gone up a level with a bit of contact and getting used to the running plays and being hit with the pads on.”
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