SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Christian Wade certainly knows how to make an entrance, but building on his surprising first impression could prove to be a tougher task.
The Bills running back and former rugby star scored on a 65-yard run on his first-ever touch in the NFL last Thursday as Buffalo opened preseason play against the Colts, taking off like a rocket after he found a hole and maneuvered through Indianapolis defenders.
Five days later – in much warmer climate than he’s used to in both Buffalo and his native London as the Bills visit the Carolinas this week – Wade is still savoring the moment that inspires him to continue down the new path he’s on.
“I’m feeling really good right now. Scoring on my first touch in my first game just for me kind of gives me extra motivation to just keep doing what I’ve been doing,” Wade told Stats Perform. “There’s been times where I’ve woken up and been ‘this is really a struggle’ and I guess doubting myself a little bit. Maybe sometimes not getting enough reps, which I guess is usual for a new guy.
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