By Ryan Gaydos
Published August 09, 2019
Christian Wade, a running back, scored a 65-yard touchdown on his first touch.
Wade found a hole and burst through the right side of the line in the fourth quarter. The touchdown solidified a 24-16 victory in their first preseason game.
“I knew where I was going even before the ball came because they overloaded one side,” he told ESPN after the game. Then as soon as I got the ball I was off to the races. I was looking up at the screen to see if any of the linebackers or anyone was coming up behind me.”
The 28-year-old played as a winger for Wasps RFC from 2011 to 2018 before jumping to American football. He is tied for third all-time in Premiership Rugby scoring. He also appeared twice for the English national team.
Wade signed a deal with the Bills in the offseason as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway which hopes to give players outside the U.S. a chance to play in the league.