Joseph Fauria’s TD dance earns $10,000

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

It’s rare to hear this in the NFL but a touchdown celebration actually EARNED money. That’s right Detroit Lions tight en Joseph Fauria celebrated his touchdown on Sunday with a dance and wasn’t fined for it. Instead Jimmy Fallon of the Late Night show donated $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in his honor. Fauria performed the dance from N’Sync’s hit song Bye, Bye, Bye.

Two weeks ago, Fallon and Justin Timberlake did a skit called the “Evolution of End Zone Dancing,” and if an NFL player did one of the dances, Fallon said he would match his fine and donate it to charity.

Fauria, an undrafted rookie from UCLA, performed the “Justin Timberlake” dance from the skit, which was the dance from the ‘N Sync hit “Bye Bye Bye.” Although Fauria wasn’t fined for the celebration, Fallon said he would make the donation because the tight end answered the challenge.

Fallon said he and his staff saw the viral video of Fauria’s celebration on Sunday and they “were going nuts. (The Detroit News)

It was only a matter of time before a NFL player did one of the dances that they performed, donation check or not. Still it’s pretty cool that Fallon did this.

Here’s a video of Joseph Fauria’s celebration.

Here’s the video of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s “Evolution of the End Zone Dancing”

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