“I’m trying my best,” said Fauria, 27. “Last year didn’t go as planned. I didn’t get any tryouts, but I have my head on straight now. I’m in good shape. I’m ready to go. I just want one more chance.”
Fans of end-zone celebrations should hope he gets one — especially with the NFL now liberalizing its post-score rules.
As a 6-7 red-zone target, the surprisingly nimble Fauria became an internet sensation with the Lions in 2013 and 2014. Antics included twerking and an homage to *NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” music video after Fauria’s eight career touchdowns.
The latter dance was in response to late-night show host Jimmy Fallon Liverpool Cheap Jerseys saying he would pay the fine for any athlete who copied the moves displayed during a skit with former *NSYNC member Justin Timberlake. When the NFL didn’t fine Fauria, Fallon instead made a $10,000 donation to the Michigan’s Make-A-Wish chapter.
Fauria said then-Lions coach Jim Schwartz initially frowned upon his end-zone celebrations and even made him an example in front of the team about what not to do when scoring. Fauria, though, said Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys his teammates didn’t want him to stop and even began offering suggestions for future celebrations.
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