ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A new Buffalo Bill is catching the world's attention.
On the practice field Tuesday afternoon, he was just anotherBill, a rookie no less, but he's catching a lot of attention in hisfamily's homeland.
In China this week, during a speech to dignitaries at the USAPavilion, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this:
"From Yo-Yo Ma to I.M. Pei to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke andEnergy Secretary Chu, Chinese-Americans have achieved great successin business, government, the arts, sciences and sports. And to thatend, I was pleased to hear that the Buffalo Bills have recentlydrafted the first Chinese-American to play in the NFL," saidClinton.
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Ed Wang said, "It felt good.She's a very important person, and so for someone like that to talkabout me, it just feels good."
Wang didn't know until he heard from News 4 that he wasmentioned in Shanghai. The 6'5", 250 pound Bills rookie wasn't bornin China, but both of his parents were Chinese Olympians in trackand field, so he loves breaking new ground in football.
"It is important to me just because I am the first, and I take alot of pride in being Chinese, but at the same time, I know thatI'm out here to play football," said Wang.
Wang is expected to make the team, and his goal is to make adifference.
A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Buffalo Police say a man was shot and killed Sunday night near Shirley and Suffolk Avenues. Police were called to the scene around 9 p.m